John Scurr Primary School
Tower Hamlets, United Kingdom
About John Scurr Primary School
John Scurr Primary School is a mixed primary for pupils aged 4-11, located in Stepney, East London. A school of larger-than-average size, John Scurr is proud of its diversity, with pupils from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds, as well as an above-average number of students with special educational needs.
John Scurr Primary School is a member of the Teach East London Teaching School Alliance, along with 17 other primary and secondary institutions. It also has links with the University of Winchester’s Liberal Arts programme.
Values and vision
Named for John and Julia Scurr, a pair of 20th-century equality campaigners, the school strives to offer an inclusive style of learning that promotes tolerance, diversity and academic excellence. Governors work closely with staff to ensure that the themes of access, aspiration and achievement are properly enshrined within the school day.
Independence is another focus of the school, with pupils encouraged to support each other and think for themselves when encountering a problem.
“Strong personal, spiritual, moral and cultural development is at the heart of the school’s success and underpins pupils’ good behaviour both in class and around the school. Pupils feel safe at school.”