About Mayflower

Welcome to our website. We hope it will give you a flavour of our wonderful school. Mayflower School is named after The Mayflower Ship, famous for taking early pioneers to America.

That pioneering spirit is an inspiration for us at Mayflower School as we strive for excellence in learning. We want all our pupils to be successful and we are constantly searching for new and innovative ways to make learning exciting, so that everyone at Mayflower enjoys the sense of adventure learning brings and discovers how learning changes lives.

See our pupils ‘Set Sail for Success’ on their learning adventure.

Dee Bleach,
Headteacher

These are our guiding principles:

  • Keep children at the centre of all we do
  • Have high expectations of ourselves and all our learners
  • Recognise the contribution that everyone can make to children’s learning
  • Encourage everyone to be a problem solver with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Build self confidence by supporting risk taking
  • Provide challenging active learning that gives choice and independence
  • Ensure our school is an inclusive, stimulating environment that reflects and celebrates our creative learning
  • Make use of our location so that pupils experience and feel part of London
  • Enable our pupils to understand they are citizens of a wider global community.

We know how important it is to work in partnership with parents. Working together we can ensure your child has excellent learning behaviour and manners. We have a reputation for being a very friendly school. By joining us you will also be part of creating that friendly atmosphere at our school.

Parents and carers can arrange to meet with Teachers and Teaching Assistants at any time throughout the year. We have more formal meetings for parents at different points during the school year.

We have 355 pupils on roll. Our school is well staffed with talented and committed staff. Each class has a full-time Teaching Assistant.

Our popular breakfast club runs from 8.00– 8.40am and offers a wide range of healthy breakfasts, both hot and cold, at no cost to parents. We find this really helps pupils to have a calm start to the day and aids concentration and learning.

"Thank you so much for having us with you today! We have been so pleasantly surprised because your school is vibrant, colourful, and full of incredibly happy and engaged learners. We have witnessed plenty to magpie to help us become outstanding teachers! Thank you for being so welcoming and taking the time to show us what a primary school should be like. We are very inspired, and very grateful."

- University of Exeter PGCE Students