Welcome Message from the Head

We hope we have already given you something to smile about and that you might already be interested in our ‘fantastic school’ in Tower Hamlets that enjoys its central location between Mile End and Bethnal Green Gardens.
We are well hidden amongst our neighbourhood but we are proud to be a London school and situated within the heart of the families that live near The Royal London Hospital, Queen Mary University and within the communities of Stepney Green, Bethnal Green and  Whitechapel- a real Jewel of the East End!
We are really proud of the curriculum we offer here at John Scurr, where children take full advantage of all that London has to offer.
​Our pupils benefit from our creative team of teachers and support staff. We are committed to excellent outcomes for all our pupils; just look at all the opportunities here on the website!

Our motto is ‘Be the Best that you can be’ and Ofsted ( 2018) ​told us that the ‘pupils confidence is underpinned by the strong relationships between them and the adults in school’. We aim to equip all our children with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to be successful in their learning.

Parents and carers can meet with teachers at any time throughout the year. We have more formal arrangements to meet with the teachers during the school year.
We have free breakfast club for pupils from Reception to Y6 that offers a healthy breakfast and means that you can drop children off from 8am.
We find this really helps pupils to have a calm start to the day, and aids concentration and learning. We also offer a Tea Time club until 4pm for our families – if you need an extra extension to the school day.

John Scurr himself believed strongly in fairness and equality and in the importance of developing a supportive community. Our current learning community continue with his tradition and we foster and develop his values through our mutual code of Respect, Resilience, Resourcefulness, Readiness and Reflection.
​By joining us you will also be part of creating that friendly atmosphere at our school.
Please do arrange to come and visit.