Science

Gold Award 2018

This page was updated: September 2020
Next update due: September 2021

 Science – Our Ethos

 Physicians take an oath that commits them to ‘first do no harm’; the best science teachers, set out to ‘first develop and maintain curiosity’ in their pupils. Without curiosity and wonder children lose their natural inclination to observe the world, ask questions of it and investigate to find answers. Like this, primary science should be child-led,  enquiry based and saturated with curiosity and wonder for both teachers and pupils.

 The Purpose of Study

 A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes. Above all science should be interesting and fun for young children.

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For starting school September 2021 

You are automatically on the waiting list of any school of higher preference choice to the one you are offered.  

Waiting list for Lewisham Community Schools will not be available until after 31st May 2021. Parents are asked not to ring before this date.

However, if you require any other information, please do not hesitate to contact the admissions officer via 02088521601 or admissions@johnball.lewisham.sch.uk

Appeals

  • Parents wishing to lodge appeals should do so by Friday 14th May 2021.
  • For community schools in Lewisham parents should contact Jasmine Kassim, on Tel: 0208 314 8577
  • Appeals lodged after Friday 14th May 2021 will not be heard until September 2021.

More information on the process and for Appeals can be found here:-

https://lewisham.gov.uk/myservices/education/schools/school-admission/applying-to-start-primary-school/offer-day-for-primary-schools