Parents Information

Information for Parents

John Perry Primary School office is open to parents from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm. There is an answer phone available to leave messages outside these times. All visitors must use the main school entrances.

The office is staffed by

Mai-Anh Dien is the Business Manager, managing the school’s budgets, all financial management systems, premises, contractors, Health & Safety.

Mrs Bhandal-Tratt is the Finance/HR Officer.

Mrs Barry is the Data Officer.

The school receptionist and deals with queries from parents and other members of the public.

Mrs Deriouch is the Welfare Officer.

Ms Hodges is the Admin Officer

All of us are available during school times to help with any questions or information you may need regarding your child. You can request a paper copy of any information found on the school website, free of charge.



“The school provides pupils with a broad range of experiences designed to support their wider development. The curriculum is enhanced through a programme of visits and visitors”

Our Uniform

Our children look very smart in their official school uniform. School jumpers and cardigans can be bought at a very reasonable price from our supplier:
Khalsa Schoolwear

You can view their website here:

You can view our School Uniform Policy here:

John Perry Uniform Policy

Wrap Around Care

Breakfast and after school provision is provided by Bright Futures. The hours they offer are:-


For more information you can contact us on either of the numbers below.

0208 5345307
07944 561097

Bright Futures-Covid19 Risk assessment: View Here 

The School Day

Start and Finish Times

Our school day is structured in the following way

Start and Finish Times


– AM Nursery opens at 8.30am and finishes at 11.30am

– PM Nursery opens at 12:30pm and finishes at 3:30pm

Reception – Gate opens at 8.40am and school finishes at 3.10pm

Years 1 & 2 (KS1) – School begins at 8.40am and finishes at 3.10pm

Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 (KS2) – School begins at 8.55am and finishes 3.25pm

ARP – School begins at 8:40am and finishes at 3:10pm



“The curriculum is broad and ambitious, matching what is expected nationally. This helps pupils to secure important ideas and apply their understanding to more complex learning”


Admission criteria for nursery places in a Barking and Dagenham community school

If there are more applications than places for any nursery classes we will use the following criteria, in the priority order 1 to 3, to decide which children we will offer places to.

Admission criteria

Priority 1 Children who are in the care of the local authority
Priority 2 Children who have a sibling (brother or sister) at the school when that child is due to start school.
Priority 3 Children who live closest to the school, measured in kilometres in a straight line (as the crow flies).

You cannot appeal against decisions made about nursery places.

(Nursery is not compulsory school age and we only have 52 places available so unfortunately due to overcrowding in this area we are unable guarantee your child a place.)

You can find more information by clicking Here

From Sept 2018, all applications for school admissions will be completed online just like Secondary transfer and Reception admissions.

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Term Dates

View Term Dates Calendar 2023-24 Click Here
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“My son loves his teacher. He keeps saying how much he likes this school better than his old school. He has made fantastic progress.” – Year 3

-The staff of John Perry Primary School would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our families for their support and kind words. We also think it is a successful and happy place to be.