we aspire for all individuals within our community to become confident, secure and caring learners who achieve personal success and develop a love of learning.

Open Mornings

We are now running Parent Tours for new parents where they can tour the school.
The next one is on 9 October 2018 9.15 am, last 1 hour and will occur every other Tuesday thereafter.

A message from our Executive Head

I am very proud to be the Executive Headteacher at the GGLV federation. We have two very special schools that we all enjoy working in. I joined the Federation in September 2016 and I have loved every minute of it. The children at Grinling Gibbons and Lucas Vale are kind, caring and so very friendly. They are fantastic learners. Our parents really contribute to the success of the schools and take pride in being part of the School Community. All our staff are here for one reason only- the Children! They all work hard to ensure our children get the best possible education. We believe everyone can succeed.

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We also work in partnership with my other federation: Fairlawn and Haseltine primary schools and our teaching school, ETAL.

If you are a prospective parent, please come on one of our fortnightly tours and see our schools in action. The Heads will show you around and you will see the learners and their books. If there is something you need and you can’t find it on our website, please do call us and we will do our best to answer any questions.

Jeanette Brumby – Executive Head

Grinling Gibbons & Lucas Vale Federation

In our partnership we inspire all children to have a life long love of learning, allowing everyone to thrive in a rapidly changing landscape whilst celebrating the richness and diversity of the world we live in. We all believe in the power of learning.

In our Federation we always expect all children to be provided with high quality learning experiences that lead to consistently high levels of pupil achievement.

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There is a common purpose and shared responsibility amongst children, parents, staff and governors. All are actively committed to the life, growth and development of our schools. There is intellectual challenge for everyone and a culture of learning and questioning practice.

Teachers share a common understanding achieved through discussion, consideration of practice, the sharing of information and whole school planning of important issues. Teachers are reflective and self-critical. Teachers’ individuality is valued but some autonomy must be sacrificed for coherence, consistency and shared standards in school life.

The Grinling Gibbons and Lucas Vale Federation is a place for learning where:

  • children can achieve
  • learning is for life
  • people are respected
  • partnership is valued

Latest News

Reading Open Morning

On Thursday 15 November 2018 we held a Reading Open Morning where parents came in to read with their children and to see how they can encourage their child to read more. For a copy of the presentation shown by Executive Headteacher Jeanette Brumby, please...

Busy Bees

5K have been so busy since the start of the school year!  We went on a fantastic trip for our ‘Vicious Vikings’ topic to the Maritime Museum.  We investigated a ship model and negotiated in role as Viking traders.  Come and see our Viking brooches or ask...

New Start in Nursery

Our new Nursery children have made a fabulous start at Lucas Vale. They have settled well into the routines of Nursery and enjoyed a wide range of activities which have developed their physical skills and stimulated lots of talk!Our topic has been...

Innovative Learning Experiences

Here at Lucas Vale, learning is never limited to just taking place in the classroom. We want our children to experience learning across a variety of contexts, and in different ways, so that they fully engage with their learning at all times. This is why we try, wherever possible, to plan for and provide an enriched context to all our learning.

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This could be done through visiting museums and heritage sites, both local and across London; exploring what’s available in our local area such as Deptford Creekside; or engaging with local community-based initiatives such as The Jimmy Mizen Foundation.

We also have regular themed topics across the school so that our children learn collaboratively with children in different year groups, and wherever possible, we invite in visitors and experts who can really help to make the learning come alive, whether that’s the fire service who come to visit EYFS to support with their topic ‘People who help us’, or survivors from WW2 who escaped from Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport who come in and share their experiences with Year 6.

the leadership of teaching and learning is excellent. Outstanding teaching enables pupils to make exceptional progress in all subjects.

Ofsted July 2015

Did you get that letter?

Missed the last newsletter? Not sure about the latest school trips? Forgotten when the next school swimming lessons are? Need to arrange appointments with teachers for Parents evening? You’ll find all the correspondence we’ve sent out in one handy place!