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.



Children's Mental Health Week - 5th to 11th February 2018

In Circle Time sessions next week, we will get involved with Children's Mental Health Week. The theme this year is ‘Being Ourselves’, celebrating the unique qualities and strengths in ourselves and others.

For more information about Children's Mental Health Week please visit: https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/  


Safer Internet Day - 6th February 2018

Internet safety is a prominent feature of our curriculum. However, on Tuesday 6 February, we will shine a spotlight on online safety as part of Safer Internet Day.

To find out more about e-safety at Eliot Bank please have a look at our E-Safety Pages: E-Safety for Parents and E-Safety for Pupils.

For more information relating to Safer Internet Day 2018 please visit: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk


Autumn Term 2017 - Parent Feedback Survey

We distributed a parent survey during the 2017 Autumn Term Parents Evening.

The short survey asked parents to indicate whether they strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree or don’t know in response to 11 short statements, in addition parents were asked if they would recommend Eliot Bank to other parents.  Parents were also invited to make any other comments.

We have collated the survey results and are were overwhelmed by your positive feedback. Feedback from parents is important to us.

For some questions, we received 244 responses—this is a fantastic
return. Thank you! In addition to the positive tick responses we were inundated with positive comments.  In areas where agree falls below 95%, we have drawn relevant action points.

The full report of the survey results including action points can be found below:

Autumn Term 2017 - Parent Survey Outcomes


Dartmouth Road Closure

It has been brought to our attention that Dartmouth Road will be closed to through-traffic from 29 January 2018 for 6 weeks. We appreciate that this will cause an inconvenience to many of our parents and carers and will, no doubt, increase traffic at the top of Thorpewood Avenue. We ask that you please be extra vigilant during morning drop off and at pick up, as we anticipate delays on Kirkdale and subsequently Thorpewood Avenue. It may be advisable to walk.


Half - Term Cycling Course

Cycle Confident is working in partnership with Lewisham to provide Lewisham-based cycling courses for children this half-term break. These courses are aimed at children who have not learned how to ride a bicycle yet or would like to improve their cycling skills to Bikeability Level 1. The session takes place in an off-road venue and is perfect for your child to learn basic bike control skills. Age restriction: 7+only. Full details, including location and online booking, can be found at https://www.cycleconfident.com

Please note, this course in not run by Eliot Bank.


Upcoming Events

  • 19th February 2018First Day Back at School Following Half Term Break
  • 19th February 2018Blue Cross visiting year 2
  • 19th February 2018Year 5 School Journey
  • 22nd February 2018Reception Stay & Read Morning
  • 22nd February 2018Horniman Visit (3ML)
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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.