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Year 6 School Journey to the Isle of Wight


Sarah Jones MP, visit 5.6.19

We were pleased to have a second visit from our local MP, Sarah Jones, visit us on June 5th to talk to children, ELP staff, parents, Governors and Mrs Berthoud. 

She left saying  ""You nurture the children and give them the love and self-esteem that they need.".



Angela Rayner MP, Shadow Secretary of Education visit 5.6.19

We were pleased to have Angela Rayner MP, Shadow Secretary of Education visit us on June 5th to talk to children, ELP staff, parents, Governors and Mrs Berthoud. 

She left saying  "If we could bottle this and have it in every trust - that would be fantastic." Thank you Angela Rayner  for your support and words of encouragement showing what an amazing impact The Pioneer Academy has had in this community. 



South Norwood Primary School investing in a new Early Years Outdoor Area

We are excited to show you the wonderful plans for our brand new outdoor learning space which will be available for our new Reception aged children in September 2019. 



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Wednesday 6th March - Great2BMe

Jackson led a lively and inspirational assembly for the whole school which had both pupils and staff singing together as one. Working on positive self-belief and developing a healthy attitude for adversities was a strong theme throughout the launch, with Jackson sharing his own stories and experiences of what it was like arriving from Nigeria aged 11 for a new school in London.

Jackson also ran an engaging work shop with Year 6 pupils, to help them mentally prepare for their SATs. Overcoming bullies and standing up to the limiting beliefs and criticisms of others was also a key focus.

Commenting on the project Jackson said, “I am so happy that South Norwood Primary is launching a powerful mission that engages the heart and the mind. The kids and staff definitely deserve to feel AMAZING!”​

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On WORLD BOOK DAY on Thursday 7th March, your child can come to school dressed as a favourite character from any book. Please can your child bring in the book that has inspired their outfit on the day.

It would be good to discuss with your child different characters from their favourite books. The dressing up possibilities are endless: Postman Pat, Oliver Twist, Fantastic Mr Fox, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Danny- Champion of the World, Matilda, Goldilocks, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Twits, Cinderella, Gruffalo, Elmer the Elephant, Three little Pigs, Harry Potter etc…

Reading different books every evening, in preparation would be great!

So get thinking and reading! We look forward to seeing your child dressed up for the special day on Thursday 7th March.


Following a borough competition to design a bright bag in the Autumn term, led by Mrs Kinsley, we are pleased to announce that Rayan in Year 1 claimed the top prize of a scooter with his winning entry.  We also won 'overall school' prize claiming £100 in book vouchers!

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Monday 14th January - Official opening 

Our brand new Enhanced Learning Provision Garden was opened on Monday 14th January by local MP Sarah Jones.  She said on twitter @laboursj that she had a wonderful morning 'Lovely kids, Lovely staff.  What a pleasure to start the week at South Norwood Primary School'. 

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January - New Astrotruf Pitch

Over the christmas holidays a long unused area of the playground has been revamped into a five a side astroturf pitch!  J and C coaching have bought us brand new goals and the children have somewhere to enjoy playing football during playtime, lunchtime and PE lessons.   


November 5th - Remembrance Day

South Norwood Primary School Head Boy and Head Girl were joined by all the Head Boys and Head Girls from the TPA schools on Monday to remember the old boys and masters of the South Norwood school and all of those who fell in the great war 1914-1918. The children all read poignant words and laid wreaths at the memorial stone  on our playground. It was a great morning where all the children showed phenomenal maturity and respect for those who sacrificed so much for all of us.  

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October - Google Assembly

in Autumn 1 our safety focus has been on line safety. Everyone has signed an internet agreement and completed a lesson on being safe on line. Then Google came to visit KS2... we had an amazing time!  The children learnt all about internet and social media safety and found many ways to ensure that we stay safe online.  Please ask us what we learnt becasue we are now 'Internet Legends'!


9th October 2018 - Director of Education, Croydon visit

David Butler visited South Norwood Primary School on 9th October 2018. He toured the school and stayed to have lunch with the children. 

He said "It is wondeeful to come and see the impressive work being done by children and staff at South Norwood".

Thank you David for recognising the impact the hardworking staff and children have had so far.