At John Ball we are fully committed to our statutory duty to safeguard all pupils. Safeguarding is a wide-ranging and overarching policy of our school which includes Child Protection, Health and Safety, e-Safety, Anti Radicalisation, Anti-Bullying and links to several other policies. A full copy of the policy is available below.

Our Designated Safeguarding Leader (DSL) is Mrs Cassey Kiely. The deputy Safeguarding leads are Mrs Jacqui Noakes, Mr Stephen Mitchell and Mrs Debbie Parish.

Emma Parker, Parent Governor, is our Link Governor for Safeguarding and visits the school on a termly basis to review our policy and procedures with Mrs Kiely.

If at any time you should have any concerns around safeguarding matters please contact the staff above.

Safeguarding Policy – 2020-2021


In our assemblies during the year and in classes we will discuss the NSPCC’s PANTS rules. This is designed to teach pupils how to stay safe from sexual abuse and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), without giving explicit information or telling scary stories or even using the term “sexual abuse”. In the assemblies and lessons children will learn about the ‘PANTS’ acrostic, which stands for:

  • Privates are private
  • Always remember your body belongs to you
  • No means no
  • Talk about secrets that upset you
  • Speak up, someone can help

The assemblies are fully age-appropriate. More information about talking PANTS, including a short film and a parent and foster/adopted parent guide can be found at

The following leaflets may also be of help to families:





Safeguarding Leads at John Ball School


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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


  • 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:-