John Stainer

Welcome to
John Stainer Community Primary School and Nursery


Mrs Okorodudu in her traditional Jamaican attire on Culture Day.

Dear Parents/Carers,

We are delighted that you have made your way to our website. We hope that you will find the answer to whatever has brought you here. We pride ourselves on our warm and friendly atmosphere and hope that new parents and children will quickly feel part of our school family. Visitors comment that our school has a great feel and provides a lovely, supportive and positive environment within which children flourish. Our pupils are well behaved and have a positive attitude towards their learning.

At John Stainer, we have high expectations and it is important to us that the children are happy, confident, resilient and enjoy their learning. We ensure that all learning is purposeful and engaging so that our children become highly effective problem solvers and communicators.

We are inclusive and very proud to be a harmonious, richly multi-cultural, innercity primary school with more than 32 languages spoken and more than 34 cultures represented. We were delighted to be graded as outstanding in all areas of our last OFSTED inspection – the result of brilliant teamwork by the staff, children, parents and governors.

Our beautiful new building with enormous glass geodesic dome on the roof has meant we can become two forms of entry throughout, and so more local children have the opportunity to learn in a really beautiful and exciting environment.

I am incredibly privileged to be the Headteacher here at John Stainer. The staff and I aim to make each child’s primary school days exciting and rewarding so that they develop a lifelong love of learning. 

If you are not already part of the John Stainer family, I look forward to meeting with you if you are successful in gaining a place at our school. I hope we will forge a strong home and school partnership that will enable your child to make amazing progress, life-long friends and become resilient and highly skilled citizens for the future. 

Shermane Okorodudu