Welcome from the Heads


Terry Bennett

Terry Bennett - Executive Headteacher

The Federation of St John’s & St Paul’s Whitechapel CE Primary Schools was established in September 2014. The schools have a shared vision to provide a learning community that is caring, inclusive and supportive with a distinctive Christian ethos, and where every child is a valued member.

We believe that every child is an important individual and we strive to ensure that each day is a day for your child to learn new skills and develop their potential.

Of course we prioritise the teaching of English, mathematics and the other areas of the curriculum, but we place great importance on instilling the skills and attitudes that will equip our pupils as they continue their education, and their lives, in a world where the future is so unpredictable, skills and attitudes such as confidence, self-esteem, resilience, determination, collaboration, decision making and creativity.

The staff at both schools have high expectations; we are extremely ambitious for our pupils to succeed. We ask the children to work hard and try their best in all things. They do and they are the real strength of our school.

If you wish to apply for a place at the school, whether it is in one of our excellent Early Years Units or in our purposeful Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2 classes, please do not hesitate to arrange a visit.

P.S. Why not have a look at our sister school’s website:


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Darren Rubin

Darren Rubin - Executive Head of School

Thank you for taking a look at our website, I hope you find it helpful. I am very proud to be the Executive Head of School 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.