Welcome to Eliot Bank Primary School

Eliot Bank School is Part of the Eliot Bank and Gordonbrock Schools Federation

A Message from the Head of School, Mark Ridler

On behalf of the children, staff and governors, welcome to the website of Eliot Bank: a happy and vibrant primary school on the border of Forest Hill and Sydenham in south-east London.

We are a dedicated team of professionals, committed to providing a safe, secure and supportive environment where our children thrive. Promoting qualities such as resilience, aspiration, imagination, confidence and collaboration is at the heart of our vision. Our broad and relevant curriculum provides many exciting opportunities both in and beyond the classroom.

Quality teaching, high standards of behaviour and strong partnerships with parents are key features of Eliot Bank as they help provide a platform for children to fulfil their potential. We are very proud of our long track record of achievements and of our children’s readiness for continuing their education beyond primary school at the end of Year 6.

The children learn about road safety already as part of our school's commitment to keeping pupils safe, but we put a spotlight on it next week. Please take the time to discuss road safety with your child, as it so important that we work together to reinforce the key messages.

To find out more about Road Safety Week please visit roadsafetyweek.org.uk

Eliot Bank earns TFL Silver Stars Award

On Monday 6 November, two of our Junior Travel Ambassadors set off for an award ceremony hosted by Transport for London: we recently achieved a silver accreditation for all the school travel promotions and campaigns we have run in the past year. Upon arrival, our JTAs were told to work as “undercover secret agents of change”. They had lots of pictures taken by the event photographer. During the morning, they planned activities for the school to carry out this year and learnt how to improve their presentation skills in order to promote school travel activities effectively. Before leaving, the JTAs collected our silver star award. It was a brilliant morning and the children felt extremely proud to represent Eliot Bank at such an important event.

A big thank you to all the JTAs and Mrs Morris for their hard work in achieving this award.


Eliot Bank School Council 2017-18

We’re delighted to introduce Eliot Bank’s new School Council! Members were elected by pupils last half term and have pledged to use their position to support and develop their school. They’ll be doing this by listening to, and putting forward, the voices of their peers – finding things they want to improve and then putting those ideas into action. We have a busy few months ahead and have identified priorities including anti-bullying, celebrating and respecting differences between people, raising funds for Children in Need and making Eliot Bank a more eco-aware and eco-friendly school.

If your child was born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014 you must apply for a school place by 15th January 2018.

You may apply for up to six schools on your application. Due to the high demand for places, it is recommended that you use all your preferences and list your most local school as one of your preferences.

You can apply online at www.eadmissions.org.uk.  For more information about applying to Start Primary School please visit the Lewisham Counil Website.

We hope that as many of you as possible choose Gordonbrock as your number one choice.

Please note that unfortunately, our current Nursery children do not automatically get a Reception place. A separate application must still be made.

Open Morning - 22nd November 2017

We are holding and open morning on 22nd November 2017.  

Tours of the school will take place from 9:10 am and a talk from the Head of School will begin at 9:45 am.

Please note this open morning is for prospective parents only with children starting in September 2018.

Upcoming Events

  • 29th November 2017Flu Immunisations (Rec to Year 4)
  • 8th December 2017 9:00 amEYFS christmas Performance
  • 8th December 2017 3:30 pmEBSA Christmas Fair
  • 12th December 2017Childrens Christmas Lunch
  • 13th December 2017 2:00 pmKS1 Christmas Performance
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For a more detailed overview of upcoming events and to look at further ahead please visit our School Diary page

Maths Problem

Have a go at solving one of our Maths Problems from the Maths Corner.

Book Corner

Not sure which book to read next? Have a look in our book corner to help you decide.