Parent Information

Lunch Money

If your child eats a school meal, please find a breakdown of the required lunch money for your child below. This breakdown has taken planning days and half terms in to consideration.

1 FULL WEEK = £10.50

Monthly Breakdown

September 7th – 30th = £37.80

October 1st – 23rd = £33.60

November 1nd – 30th = £44.10

December 1st – 21st = £31.50

January 4th – 29th = £39.90

February 1st – 28th = £31.50

March 1st – 31st = £46.20

April 19th – 28th = £16.80

May 2nd – 26th = £39.90

June 5th – 30th = £39.90

July 3rd – 19th = £27.30

AUTUMN TERM 1 = £69.30

AUTUMN TERM 2 = £77.70



SPRING TERM 1 = £56.70

SPRING TERM 2 = £60.90



SUMMER TERM 1 = £56.70

SUMMER TERM 2 = £67.20



TOTAL FOR YEAR = £388.50


Our affordable and stylish uniform has been designed by top fashion designer Ozwald Boateng following the input of some of School 21’s first students. We want all children to wear our uniform with pride at all times, including to and from school. The most visible sign to the community of what School 21 is like is how your child behaves in their uniform.

We ask you to support us in ensuring that your child looks smart in their uniform every morning. Please write your child’s name on all items of clothing to ensure that they do not get lost. Please make sure that your child wears sensible flat black shoes at all times.

The School 21 uniform can be purchased from Fashion Stop, 138 High Street North, Upton Park, London, E6 2HT (telephone: 0208 552 3200). Please contact the school office for further details of how to buy the uniform.


If your child becomes ill or injured during the school day and is not well enough to stay in class, you will be called to pick your child up. Please ensure that the school office has up-to-date emergency contact numbers in case no one can be contacted at home.

If a child needs to take medicine at school, parents must have completed the necessary consent forms for administration of medicine in school - these can be found and submitted in the school office. In some cases, parents/carers may be asked to meet with Ms Jones to discuss arrangements for the administration of medication.  Medicine needs to be in its original packaging.

Students with asthma should bring an inhaler, prescribed by their doctor, to school each day. It is also advisable to meet with Ms. Jones in order to complete an Asthma Registration card as well as hand over a spare inhaler to be kept in the school office at all times. Asthmatic students should notify a member of staff if at any time breathing becomes difficult.

Home - School Commitment

Parents and School 21

We want to build a partnership with parents that lasts from when children arrive in Reception to when they leave at 18.

We value the views, expertise and support of parents. Success at School 21 will come from how well we work with the children, parents and the community.

Home Visits

At School 21, we want to make the transition to our school as smooth as possible for your child. Therefore we feel that it is crucial that you and your child are given the opportunity to get to know your class teacher before starting at a pre-arranged home visit.

The home visits will give the teacher time to talk about procedures and answer any queries that you may have. Also to give you the opportunity to share information that you feel is important about your child. Your child’s class teacher will also collect the ‘All About Me’ booklet that was issued at the information evening.

Home School Folder and Reading Books

Your child will be given a home work book. This will include simple activities each week for you to do with your child at home. Children will be given the opportunity to choose and change their reading book regularly and this should be read every night. Homework will also be given and this will be explained at the Curriculum Parents’ Evening in the autumn term.

Parental Partnerships

One of the keys to the success of School 21 is the strong working relationship between parents, teachers and children. The key to this is constant communication. It is for this reason that we have an open door policy and recognise the need for regular communication between home and school.

All of our families are welcome to visit the school in addition to any telephone conversations that you may have with members of staff.

Our staff have regular parents’ evenings involving parents, children and teachers.

Get Involved

Below are a few ways in which you can get further involved in the school:

  • Chaperone and participate in our community service activities

  • Get involved in parent literacy activities with your child

  • Join in with our winter fairs, concerts and other annual events

  • Attend our celebration assemblies each term

  • Chaperone school trips

  • Patrol after school to ensure safety of all of our children

  • Attend parent meetings

  • Invite us to your homes for home visits

  • Join our PTA

  • Become a member of our Parent Council

  • Become a parent governor

Please feel free to suggest any other ideas that you might have.

Healthy Eating

All students are expected to take regular exercise and we provide a range of sports. The food we provide is healthy and nutritious.

Meal times are important at School 21. We see them as a sociable time to sit down and talk to friends rather than gobbling food and rushing off. All Secondary school children eat together in the restaurant and we expect all children to help serve others as well as ensure the restaurant is left clean and tidy after lunch.

All meat served at School 21 is Halal.

We want all children to eat school meals but if there is a particular reason why students wish to bring their own lunch, please inform the school.

All lunch and break times are supervised by members of School 21 staff.


School Hours

School starts promptly at 8.30am.

An optional breakfast club runs from 8.00am – 8.25am.

The school day finishes at 3.30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.There is an early finish at 3.15pm on Wednesday.



School 21 is an inclusive school within the London Borough of Newham and follows the inclusive policy of all Newham schools. Each child receives the support and attention they deserve. We offer a safe, supportive and caring environment that allows each child the time and space to develop.

Our team of dedicated professionals delivers a personalised and varied curriculum for every child. We also provide targeted support for children with learning difficulties, children with Special Educational Needs (SEN), children who are Gifted and Talented, children who have English as an additional language, children with behaviour concerns as well as children with social and emotional needs.