We are re-opening school on a phased return as follows:

Monday 8th June 2020 – Year 6 and Key Worker Children
Wednesday 10th June 2020 – Year 1, Year 6 and Key Worker Children
Monday, 15th June 2020 – Reception, Year 1, Year 6 and Key Worker Children

Wednesday, 17th June 2020 – Nursery, Year 1, Year 6 and Key Worker Children

Monday, 22nd June 2020 – Year 5, Nursery, Year 1, Year 6 and Key Worker Children

Places are available to parents who have requested one. If you would like to request a place please phone the school on 0208 534 0476 or email info@st-francis.newham.sch.uk

The rest of the school will continue their learning from home daily programme.


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Mr Reily would like you to keep singing so he’s reminding us of some of our favourite hymns so we can practise. Click on the links to view.

Have the Mind of Christ our Saviour
You are Holy
My Lighthouse



Welcome to St. Francis’ Catholic Primary School, we are a happy school that holds Christ at the centre of all we do. We are proud to be located in the heart of Stratford near the Olympic Park.

We have high expectations and aspirations for all our children. We are deeply committed to the partnership between home, school and the parish so that we are working together for our children’s success. As a school staff, we have a shared vision that “together we achieve excellence in our education, explore our special gifts, and love and follow Jesus.”

Natasha Scott


Diary Dates News and Events


Week beginning 2 nd March 2020 – World Book Week
Thursday, 5 th March 2020 – World Book Day
Friday, 6 th March 2020 at 9:05 am – 1A class assembly
Wednesday 11 th March 2020 at 9:00 am – Grammar parent’s workshop from years 1-6
Wednesday, 11 th March 2020 at 1:15 pm – Mini Vinnie Festival at St Joachim’s Catholic Primary School
Friday, 13 th March 2020 at 9:05 am– 2E assembly
Week beginning 16 th March 2020 – Well-being Week
Monday, 23 rd March 2020 – 6:00 pm – Brilliant Club launch at St Bonaventure’s Secondary School
Friday, 27 th March 2020 – Nursery and Reception parent’s meeting (school closed for
Nursery and Reception)
Monday, 30 th March 2020 at 9:05 am– Year 3 Holy Week assembly
Tuesday, 31 st March 2020 at 9:15 – Year 1 Easter Performance

Advent Appeal

As a part of the Advent appeal, the families at St Francis’ supported the NEWway Homeless project in Newham this year by collecting small items of toiletries, socks, gloves, hats, etc. to donate. We collected 15 boxes that were donated to this very worthy cause. At St Francis’ the children know that a small change …


A group of children from St Francis’ have joined with children from the other Catholic primaries schools to investigate programming and robotics. It is great to see their focus and great co-operation in mixed school groups and to have expertise from St Bon’s to guide and support them.

Please click on the link to see what else has been happening in school.