A warm welcome to St Luke’s. I hope you are able to find all the information you need from this website. We are a very well established, popular primary school with children aged 3 to 11 years situated in the heart of EC1. As we are just one form entry we know every child very well and they are valued, nurtured and educated to a very high standard. The virtues of faith, hope, love and Christian values are central to our ethos and the fantastic staff team naturally and willingly go the extra mile for the children. As a Church of England primary school, we are led by the teaching of Jesus as we work with families in actively preparing children for life with a vision to:
“Seek and you will find” Luke 11:9 as we endeavour to “Love your neighbour as yourself” Luke 10:2.
St Luke’s is an exciting, happy and thriving place in which to learn and work. We have a passion for learning which is driven by high quality teaching, a broad, balanced and bespoke curriculum which children enjoy. We teach philosophy and have specialist music, sports, dance and drama teachers. We use London and the world itself as a resource drawing inspiration from all countries, cultures and religions.
We have an organised ‘Learning for Life’ programme which is based on enquiry so children naturally explore and routinely question as we cultivate creativity, independence and individuality. Life is not always easy and we support children to navigate their way so when they get to secondary school they are ready. We go beyond that even as we sow seeds of inspiration by regularly hearing how people of different professions got to where they are today- from lawyers to doctors, nurses to architects, chefs to brick layers. Over the years, hundreds of professionals from all walks of life have been interviewed by year 6 and inspired the children, opening the doors of possibility to them. Past pupils come back with success stories and their children now attend the school as life goes on.
“Reaching higher than I dreamed, becoming the person that I want to be, doing the best I can for the world and for me”. This is our mission as we educate each child, broadening their horizons so they are confident, so they believe in themselves and feel they can achieve anything with determination, hard work and perseverance.
St Luke’s is in a federation with Moreland Primary School which is 5 minutes up City Road. A federation is a partnership between schools with one governing body and one executive head teacher. Within the context of Christian belief and practice, we strive to serve our local community by providing an education of the highest quality over both schools with a high level of care. The core purpose of the federation is to provide two consistently fantastic, successful, happy schools for our community which we do year after year. It is the high-quality teaching and learning, consistency in practice, high expectations for every child and of every child which drives us. We do what we do because the children and their education matter more than anything.
You are most welcome to visit and see for yourself what a great school St Luke’s is. The children are happy and tell us they love their school which make all that we do very worthwhile. Come and see for yourself!
Executive head teacher