About us

Christ Church CE Primary School is a voluntary aided school (group 2) with places for 220 children and a nursery for 26 fte (full-time equivalent) children (16 full-time and 20 part-time). The school is a short walk from Clapham Junction Station and has access to several bus routes. It is in the parish of Christ Church and St. Stephen and is situated in a quiet street off Falcon Road. The school lies adjacent to a small park (Banana Park) which is available for use by the School.This space adds to the three school gardens already used for learning outside the classroom. Christ Church School has a tradition of serving the local community in which there is a rich and diverse variety of social, ethnic and religious groups. Christ Church School serves children and their families from a mainly Christian background but other faiths are represented too.

The school was founded in 1866 and although the present buildings were opened in 1908, they have been substantially modernised and extended during the last 10 years. The school has laptops, tablets as well as networked computers and an interactive whiteboard. The school hall was refurbished in 2003 and in 2005 the whole school was re-wired and school kitchen fully refurbished. A new boiler and heating system was installed in 2006. Most recently, the school’s main corridors and entrances were completely refurbished and three outdoor shelters erected to further enhance outdoor learning.

The School employs 10 full time teachers including two Outdoor Learning Teachers, a Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher as well as a SEND and Reading Recovery Coordinator. There is a team of 3 HLTA (Higher Level Teaching Assistants), and 8 Teaching Assistants to assist children’s learning in small groups and in the classroom. The School also employs 2 Lunchtime Supervisors.  There is an administrative team comprising a full-time School Business Manager, and Administrative Assistant, and Office Receptionist. A part-time Premises Officer and three cleaners complete our team.

The school is single-form entry organised into the Foundation Years (Nursery and Reception classes) plus six Year Groups (KS1 & KS2 classes). Children usually spend one year in each Year Group. We receive much support and encouragement from the vicar (who is the Chair of Governors) and members of the parish and other local churches who are also on the governing board. We encourage and welcome governors and parents to come into school on a regular basis to work with children. Clergy from the parish come into school every week. Our school has good relationships with the local police, fire service, the library, old people’s homes, the local hospice, and the many secondary schools our children move on to.

The School holds the RHS Level 5 award and two DfES School Achievement Awards in recognition of its work to raise school standards. We were awarded the Basic Skills Agency Primary Quality Mark in 2006 that was renewed in July 2009 and July 2012 and 2015. During the last 4 years Christ Church School has built a very successful partnership with Emanuel School which includes a link with a school in India. Funded by the British Council’s DFID Global School Partnerships and the DCSF’s (Department for Children Schools & Families) Teachers’ International Professional Development (TIPD) Programme, members of staff from both schools have made exchange visits and are working together to embed a global dimension for learning in both schools. In recognition of its international work the school has been awarded the International School Award 2009-12. We also hold the Wandsworth Healthy Schools’ Award.