Darren Rubin             


Welcome from the Head

Thank you for taking a look at our website, I hope you find it helpful. I am very proud to be the Executive Headteacher at St. John’s. When you come and have a look at our school, the first thing you will note is how polite, caring and enthusiastic our children are. Our children show pride in their school.

Our aim is for our children to become confident, resourceful, enquiring and independent learners who make a contribution to our local community and society. We want our children to be happy as happy children learn.

Our staff works so hard to make sure that our children have the best learning opportunities. If you need any additional information or would like to visit the school to discuss anything further, please do not hesitate to contact us.

- Darren Rubin - Executive Headteacher 

P.S. Why not have a look at our sister school’s website:  www.st-pauls.towerhamlets.sch.uk

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St John’s school is a one-form entry Church of England Primary School. We are located in Bethnal Green in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. We have a 25 place nursery and currently have 154 pupils on roll aged from 3 – 11 years. Many of the pupils in St John's live in the immediate locality of Bethnal Green, with others coming further afield from the neighbouring boroughs of Hackney and Newham. Our pupils come from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds and a total of twenty-one cultures are celebrated amongst our families. Pupils are indeed happy here, and we are committed to providing an environment where children can develop their skills and talents in a variety of ways. We want our pupils to feel confident and joint partners on the learning journey, as they become successful learners and develop to their fullest potential.


Darren Rubin             


Darren Rubin             

Welcome from the Chair and Vice Chair of Governors

Welcome to the website for The Federation of St John’s Bethnal Green and St Paul’s Whitechapel Primary Schools in East London. I am proud to be the current Chair of Governors and delighted, along with my devoted governor colleagues, to be able to manage the 3 responsibilities that we have:

  • Ensuring the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the schools
  • Holding the leaders to account and challenge and support them
  • Overseeing the finances and premises of the schools and ensure they are used in the best interest of the children

The Federation works really well and both schools are ones of which we are very proud. As Governors we all meet together at least 3 times a year and also have an annual Awayday. Our 2 sub-committees (Pupil and Curriculum and Finance, Personnel and Premises) meet in between full Governor meetings. We also come into the schools regularly for some of the many events and on focused visits to talk to children and staff about different aspects of the schools.

We look forward to your support in helping the staff and parents/carers nurture the future adults of this world.

- Dr Robin Precey (Chair of Governors) and Fr Richard Springer (Vice Chair of Governors)

More About Our School

St John’s Church of England Primary School provides a caring, inclusive and supportive community where every child is a valued member. We have high expectations and are ambitious for our children to succeed. We believe that people learn in a variety of different ways and that teaching should reflect this. We provide a rich and varied learning environment that enables our children to succeed and flourish now, in their next stage of education and in the wider community.



School Calendar

Darren Wolf leading Collective Worship - Thursday 06 June 2024

Year 2 Class Assembly - Wednesday 12 June 2024

Y1 Tower Bridge Trip - Thursday 13 June 2024

Year 3 & 4 Class Assembly - Wednesday 19 June 2024

Reverend Philippa - Koinonia Collective Worship - Thursday 20 June 2024

Year 5 Class Assembly - Wednesday 26 June 2024

Deanery Service - Thursday 27 June 2024

Y2 Hyde Park Trip - Friday 28 June 2024

Choir Service at 6pm St James the Less - Wednesday 03 July 2024

Organ Day at St Paul's Cathedral - Thursday 04 July 2024

EYFS New Parents meeting 2.15pm - Thursday 04 July 2024

SEWA Day 2024 - Thursday 04 July 2024

Y3 & 4 Trip to the Seaside - Wednesday 10 July 2024

Y6 Class End of Year Production - Friday 12 July 2024

Year 6 Class End of Year Production - Friday 12 July 2024

EYFS sports day 9.30- 11am - Tuesday 16 July 2024

SPORTS DAY Y1-Y6 - Wednesday 17 July 2024

End of Year Koinonia Church Service at St John's - Thursday 18 July 2024

Summer Fete 2pm - Friday 19 July 2024

Y6 Graduation AM - Friday 19 July 2024

REC Graduation AM - Monday 22 July 2024

Last day of Summer Term. - Tuesday 23 July 2024

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School Notifications

Bank Holiday Monday 6th May

INSET DAY no school Friday 24th May