John Stainer


Children at John Stainer Primary have the opportunity to take part in a variety of After School Clubs every term. These are run by the school’s own staff, children from Year 1 to Year 6 can join at least one free club.

Parents should ensure they complete the clubs request form at the beginning of every term to be in with a chance of getting their first choice.

Current Clubs

Home Learning KS1 and KS2



Lego Club





Creative Dance

Board Games

Multi Skills

British Sign Language


Musical Theatre



Flexible Movement


These clubs all run from 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm except Football club that runs until 4:30 pm. 

Additional Fee Paying Clubs

Little Keys


If you would like further details and costs for any of these clubs please contact Sarah Harrison in the school office.


We have a strong orchestra that was started by two of our parents. We now have over 20 parents working with 50 children to develop their musical skills and awareness. The children are all very excited about this wonderful experience. They are all developing confidence in playing a range of instruments and taking part in a variety of performances. The orchestra practices every Friday from 8.00  am until 9:00. 

We hope that by listening to the following rehearsal clip, you will develop an appreciation for Music or an interest in learning to play an instrument.


John Stainer Choir

The Choir meets every Thursday after school.  We love to sing all kinds of songs, and thoroughly enjoy learning parts! 

Borough of Culture:

The Choir joined 26 other Lewisham Schools to perform as part of a massed choir to celebrate Lewisham being The London Borough Culture this year.  We were visited by Emily and Keely from Lewisham Music and Trinity Laban to help us learn some of the music.



Harvest Singing

Year 5 and 6 were able to perform at The Harvest Festival at St Catherine's Church.  They performed beautifully Over the Rainbow by Eva Cassidy and I've Seen the Light from the musical Tangled.  Well done for performing so well and without a conductor!

We have taken part in The Turning of The Year concert at Blackheath Concert Halls this year.  We were part of a massed choir of over 250 pupils from Lewisham schools, as well as singing our own performance of When Children Rule the World by Andrew Lloyd Weber.  Here are some photos from the rehearsals.  It was great fun!


In the Summer we have performed as part of the massed school choirs at The London City Music Festival, which is held at The Tower of London.

Lego Club

Another highlight of our year is singing in the community.  The Choir have visited St Christopher's Hospice in Sydenham, been carol singing at Brockley Station, as well as performing at London Southbank University for a book launch.


Summer holiday activities

As mentioned in our newsletter on Friday 15th July, you will find information about different summer activities available to Lewisham families in the document below. /docs/HAP_programme.pdf

hap programme.pdf