News

Teacher needed for September 2017 - Full Time or Job Share Opportunity - 1 Year Fixed Term

Closing Date: Friday 9th June 2017

Interview Date: Wednesday 14th June 2017

Applications are welcome from NQTs.

For more information, click here  

To apply click here

We are looking for somebody who:

  • is an outstanding practitioner 
  • has the ability to create a rich, stimulating and exciting learning environment 
  • is passionate about learning and understands how children learn

If you are interested in joining our great team click here

Finance Officer Vacancy - to start asap

Looking for an enthusiastic and committed team member to support the school finance function.

See our vacancy page for more details

After School Activity CLubs Spring Term 2017

After School Activities Spring Term 2017

Dear Parents, any remaining places for After School Clubs will be released online tomorrow Wednesday 14th December from 4pm.  Please check your Parentpay account.

PA News

We are excited to let you know that we’re introducing a great new way to grow our volunteering community and help us communicate about fundraising and social events at Corpus Christi. 

 

PTAsocial is a website that will give us the opportunity to break down our events into manageable tasks, show everyone exactly where the gaps are, and allow parents to sign up really easily online without having to email and wait for a response. 

Click on this link to watch a short video explaining how it will work - 
http://www.ptasocial.com/why-join

To Join our community you can copy or click on this link to register https://app.ptasocial.com/register/Corpuschristibrixton

Thanks for your support.

The PA Committee

Pupil Premium Awards 2016 - Local Winner

The School has won the local award in the KS2 category of the Pupil Premium Awards 2016.
To be eligible to enter for a key stage 2 award, schools must have either: Consistently high attainment at level 4 or above in reading, writing and maths for disadvantaged pupils between 2013 and 2015 or Significant improvement in the percentage of disadvantaged pupils achieving level 4 or above in reading, writing and maths with:   sustained and high levels of improvement between 2013 and 2015 where the school has published results for all three years or significant improvement in their three year averages, if the school did not have sufficient numbers of disadvantaged pupils or other pupils to have published results for all three years. Schools must also have high percentages of disadvantaged pupils making expected progress in reading, writing and maths, sustained high or non-declining attainment for non-disadvantaged pupils, and be judged good or outstanding by Ofsted. We are very proud of this award as it shows that every child is given the opportunity and resources to achieve their full potential.

RE Inspection Report

We are delighted to share with you the report from our recent RE Inspection

On the 2nd of December a Section 48 RE inspection was carried out at the school, to see how we deliver the RE curriculum and a wider Catholic education to our pupils.

The findings of the report were overwhelmingly positive; the school was found to be outstanding in every category.

The inspectors highlighted the following areas; the strong inspirational leadership, the contribution made by all staff particularly the class based support staff, the excellent teaching and the exceptional pastoral care “with all members of the school community working together to ensure good relationships exist between home, school and parish.”

The inspectors also mentioned the behaviour of the pupils; “The behaviour of pupils is exemplary. They are extremely well mannered, very proud of their school and are considerate of each other”.

Finally they mentioned the ongoing support from parents, for which we are most grateful, “a significantly high questionnaire response was received from parents with virtually 100% being positive and overwhelmingly supportive and appreciative of their school.”

It is for the above reasons that we continue to work hard and continually improve the provision for our children and we thank our whole school community; staff, parents and pupils for their continued support.

Brilliant News - Corpus Christi in the top 50!

The Sunday Times ranked Corpus Christi 30th in the top 500 state primaries in the country.

 

 

 

 

We are delighted to be placed 30th in the list of the Top 500 State Primary Schools, in the Sunday Times newspaper dated. This compared to our ranking last year of 228th in the top 500.
We would like to thank the whole school community, pupils, parents and staff for their contribution in this achievement.
follow this link, to see a comprehensive list of all the top UK schools.

 

 

Teacher Vacancy - To start January 2016

We are currently looking to appoint a committed and effective teacher to join our warm, friendly and very successful school for two terms from January 2016.

 

For more information see our Staff Vacancies page

Corpus Christi is delighted to announce that we have once again been selected for membership of the London Schools Gold Club.

Club membership is awarded to London Primary Schools who have achieved excellent results in improving the aspirations and achievement of it's pupils despite all the odds. We have been invited as Gold Club Members for 15-16 and will receive our certificate at an upcoming awards ceremony.

What Is The London Schools Gold Club?

The Mayor’s London Schools Gold Club is an annual scheme which celebrates and shares exceptional practice in London’s primary and secondary schools. Gold Club members are schools that have succeeded against the odds in improving pupils’ aspirations and achievements.

The scheme champions these exceptional London schools with a Mayoral Award, works with them to identify what has made the difference for their school and helps them share this practice and their experience with other London schools.

The Gold Club is based on the belief that all schools can aspire to attain excellence for all their pupils, whatever their circumstances. The messages to London schools are that children with pupil premium funding should be doing at least as well as the national average – and, for primary schools, that Level 5 or above is the benchmark, not Level 4. Even with a high proportion of children with pupil premium funding, the numbers achieving Level 5 should be high.

A school to school learning programme of seminars and visits allows all schools across London to learn from Gold Club schools’ good practice in “bucking the trend” – particularly those that are overcoming factors of poverty, disadvantage and low attainment for their pupils. Funded by the Mayor, the programme is a free opportunity to find out what Gold Club schools are doing to make a difference for their pupils and how they’re doing it.

MIDAS has teamed up with easyfundraising.org.uk to make fundraising easier

Do you shop online? Did you know that every time you buy something you could be raising money for MIDAS (Corpus Christi Charitable Trust)

That’s right - over 2400 well known retailers including Amazon, M&S, Boden, Waitrose, House of Fraser, Vodafone, Virgin Atlantic and many more, will donate a percentage of what you spend to Corpus Christi School Charitable Trust ! when you shop with them, via fundraising website easyfundraising.org.uk

An Easy Way To Raise Funds

It’s like nectar but instead of earning points, each purchase generates a donation. So instead of going directly to a retailer’s website, go to easyfundraising first and choose the retailer you want to shop with – then everything you spend with that retailer earns a free donation for Corpus Christi School Charitable Trust . It’s completely free to use and your shopping won’t cost you a penny more.

On average, each retailer will donate 5% of the cost of your shopping - and those donations soon mount up.

So whatever you need to buy, from your weekly grocery shop or fashion must-have, to your business travel, office supplies or mobile phone, buy it via easyfundraising and raise money for Corpus Christi School Charitable Trust at no extra cost to you!

Please register to supporting us when you shop online - http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/corpuschristischool

Citizen Science Project

Year 5 and 6 children and their parents were selected to be involved in a Citizen Science project within Lambeth, in conjunction with Looplabs.

 

One part of the project involved the children and their parents using Air Quality Eggs to monitor the pollution around their homes. In studying this, they were able to make comparisons and hypothesis why levels may be higher or lower in certain areas, for example near a main road levels were higher. The children could see their eggs online at: http://airqualityegg.com/ This has now meant that more data can be studied within the area of Lambeth. In addition to this, the children's parents were given UP watches which allowed them to monitor the steps they took in a day, with the aim to get their parents moving more than 10,000 steps a day. This allowed children to engage in dialogue with their parents and discuss the issue of pollution and look at ways to improve this, such as walking instead of driving. In concluding the project, 6 children presented their findings at the Lambeth Town Hall, to the Mayor of Lambeth Councillor Donatus Anyanwu among other people within the community. Their message was clear - we need to start walking more to reduce pollution levels. It also was evident that behavioural changes had also taken place for the children and their families.

 

 

Teacher Vacancy September 2015 - Closing Date 8/5/15

The staff and governors of Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School are hoping to appoint a committed and effective teacher to join our warm, friendly and very successful school. For more information click here

We are looking for somebody who:
• is a good practitioner 
• has the ability to create a rich, stimulating and exciting learning environment. 
• has outstanding interpersonal skills 
• is passionate about learning and understand how children learn
• is able to communicate well with colleagues, pupils, parents and governors
• will take an active part in the life of the school
• will support our catholic ethos

 

In return we can offer you the opportunity:
• To work within an Outstanding school (Ofsted 2010);
• To work with well behaved children who are eager to learn
• To work within a supportive and nurturing team

New online uniform shop open for business!

Our new online uniform shop is now operational

Over the last few weeks we have been working on our new online uniform shop, we have added pictures of all uniform pieces, to make it easier to use.

You can also access it by going to the uniform page.

Our old online shop is no longer active. If you have any queries about the new site please let one of the office team know.

 

League Tables

The 2014 primary school performance tables were published this week and detailed the outstanding achievement of Corpus Christi School.

Corpus Christi was the highest performing school in Lambeth, sixth highest in London and equal fifty third in the whole of England. Well done to all the children, staff and parents who continue to do the best for all our children and who have contributed to this remarkable achievement.

WW1 Trip to Ypres

Lest We Forget

On Monday 22nd September, Year 6 travelled to Ypres on the Belgian - French border to pay their respects to the fallen soldiers of World War One. They placed a wreath of poppies at the Menin Gates as part of the Last Post Ceremony. They then visited Tyne Cot Ceremony to pray for the brave fallen soldiers who lost teir lives during the Battle of Passchendale in 1917.

Best SATS results ever!

Year 6 Pupils achieve record high SATS results

Results published today show Y6 children at Corpus Christi achieved a record high in their SATS tests.

100% of children achieved level 4 in reading, English grammar and mathematics.

98% achieved level 5 in reading, 82% achieved level 5 in English grammar and 84% achieved level 5 in mathematics.

Even by Corpus Christi standards this is a remarkable achievement and we congratulate the children on their stunning success.

For comparison the national 2013 figures are listed below

Level 4                                                Level 5

Reading     86%                                  Reading    45%

Maths        85%                                  Maths       41%

Grammar   74%                                  Grammar   48%

 

 

 

Sports Day

Ready Steady Go!

After 3 years of our annual sports date at Turney Road Sports Grounds being disrupted by rain, staff children and parents watched forecasts intently. And  we were not disappointed, as the sun shone brightly and a breeze kept us all cool. All children took part in competitive flat races across each year group and in a selection of World Cup/Wimbledon inspired activities with their class. Everyone then had a well earned rest and a picnic with their families.

Corpus Christi Library Online

Click here for the new Corpus Christi Library online 

You can also download the app from the AppStore - just search for "iMLS"

To login, use your barcode number (under your barcode, usually 3 digits) and your password is your birthday (in the following format: DDMMYYYY e.g. If you were born on the 25th April 2005, your password would be 25042005)

Please have a browse around the books and write some reviews!

Teacher Vacancies for September 2014

We are looking for two dynamnic and enthusiastic teachers to start in September 2014.

Applicants Interested in applying are encouraged to visit the school by contacting our School Business Manager, Mrs Sandra Gonzalez-Ruiz on 020 7274 4722.

Please click here for more information.

Lambeth Music Festival

The Corpus Christi Brass Band took to the stage this afternoon at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on London's Southbank.

They performed three pieces which had been arranged by James Moriarty which included Scary Movie, Cakewalk Carnival and Pastiche of Match of the Day.

St. Patrick's Night

What a wonderful evening!

The school held its annual Parents' Association St. Patrick's Nignt in the school hall. The Irish stew and Irish coffees were delightful. The band 'Folk of the Wood' were excellent and a happy night of dancing was had by all. Many thanks to our Parents' Association once again for all their hard work.

Holocaust Memorial Day

Corpus Christi hosted the annual Lambeth Holocaust Memorial Service this year.

The event was well well attended and included a moving testimony from Holocaust Survivor Marcel Ladenheim. The school choir performed a musical interlude which was very well received.

Matilda

What a Show!

The children had an excellent time at 'Matilda the musical' which is showing at the Cambridge Theatre Convent Garden. The performances were breathtaking and we all had such a wonderful afternoon. Bravo Matilda! Highly recommended.

Whole School Mass

A Mass to celebrate the beginning of the Spring Term will take place on Monday 13th January.

Corpus Christi Church 9.30am.

Carol Service 2013

Corpus Christi Church 7pm

Our annual Carol Service for all Junior children is always a popular event. Get their early if you require a parking place. Mulled wine and mince pies afterwards in the Church Hall.

Mrs Smart named Classic FM's Music Teacher of the Year 2013

Mrs Smart was named Classic FM's Music Teacher of the Year 2013!

We are so very proud of her and her enormous contribution and dedication to making music accessible to every pupil at Corpus Christi.

Congratulations Mrs Smart from all the parents, pupils and colleagues!

For pictures of the event please click here.

Service of Remembrance 2013

The school's Service of Remembrance will take place on Monday 11th of November at 11am in the school hall.   

We are unfortunately unable to accommodate parents for this event due to limited space.

We will post pictures of the service in the gallery on the day.

Service of Welcome and Harvest Festival

Two important services took place in school this week.

On Tuesday 15th October we celebrated our annual harvest festival. Children from Year 2 and Year 5 told us about the importance of sharing with others and looked at harvest festivals celebrated by other faiths.

On Wednesday 16th October, Reception children and parents had their service of welcome.

Fr. Adrian and Fr. Josef joined us in each of these celebrations.

Barn Dance & Hog Roast

Barn Dance 27th April 2013

Thank you to all those who made it such a successful and enjoyable evening. Photos will be uploaded to the gallery soon.

 

Headteacher Vacancy

Closing Date: 12 noon on 10th May March 2013

Corpus Christi is an outstanding, oversubscribed Academy with a strong Catholic ethos. We wish to appoint a dynamic and inspirational new Headteacher due to the retirement of the current Headteacher.

For further information please go to our ABOUT section under SCHOOL STAFF.

Headteacher vacancy and application pack

David Cameron and Nick Clegg visit

Today Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minsiter visited Corpus Christi.

Today Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minsiter visited Corpus Christi.  They met children from nursery to year 6 and then held a question and answer session with children in years 5 & 6.

Our visitors were escorted around the school by our head boy and head girl and deputy head boy and girl.

For photographs please go to the Gallery.

Christmas Fair

Christmas Fair 1 December 2012

Our Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday 1 December 12 noon- 4pm.  Lots and lots of attractions for the children (including animals from Vauxhall City Farm) and good quality crafts and gifts.  The ever-popular international food hall is open from 12 noon along with children's cafe and home made cakes and sweets. 

We look forward to seeing existing and former families for this very sociable event.

Class Teacher Vacancy

Maternity Cover for 2 terms from January 2013

We require an experienced KS1 teacher to take a year 1 class from January 2013. If you would like to consider joining this  well-established and popular school, why not arrange a visit by calling the school.

Application Pack can be downloaded from our Contact Us page.

Closing Date Monday 19th November 2012

Harvest Festival

Corpus Christi Harvest Celebration

Corpus Christi children and parents responded generously to our annual Harvet appeal for gifts.  These were taken to the Ace of Clubs, a local charity which helps homeless people.  Photos of the service and gifts are in the gallery.

Matheletes

Corpus Christi Mathletes in Lambeth Final

Our super Mathletes, Isabella, Charlene, Thomas and Luke (pictured bottom right) have reached the final of the Lambeth Borough Maths Championship, beating off competition from 50 local schools.  They are our first ever Mathletes team to reach the final - a wonderful achievement.  Well done to them and their team coach Miss Doherty.

They will face Sunnyhill School in the final to be held on 11th July.

Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Celebrate The Queen's Diamond Jubilee at Corpus Christi

Children, parents and staff will celebrate The Queen's Diamond Jubilee on Friday 1 June.  The day starts with a Jubilee Pageant representing each of the 6 decades of Her Majesty's reign.  At 12 noon the whole school will celebrate with the Great Corpus Christi Street Party.  Food, fun and games for all.

Watch the Gallery for photos next week. 

New to the Gallery

New items in the gallery include the nursery trip to Vauxhall City Farm and year 3 trip to City Hall

As part of our extensive range of trips, events and activities nursery children visited Vauxhall City Farm and years 3 & 4 visited City Hall.  Look in the gallery for pictures of these trips

Green Team news

Councillor Clare Whelan visits our Green Team

Councillor Clare Whelan, a local councillor with a strong interest in the environment, visited Corpus Christi last Friday to meet our Green Team.  The children were eager to talk about all the many activities which have resulted in our school being awarded the nationally acclaimed 'Green Flag' award which now proudly flies outside the school.

Councillor Whelan commented that she was most impressed by the pupils and described them as 'a credit to their school'.  Photos of Councillor Whelan's visit are in the Gallery under Green Team.

Christmas Fair

Another wonderful Christmas Fair - £10,000 raised  for the school. See Gallery for photos

Thank you to all parents, children, former pupils and the many friends of Corpus Christi who attended the Christmas Fair on 3 December.  It was a great success with lots of very happy children busy enjoying themselves.  Santa and the Huskies were clearly the favourites.  Many parents commented on the relaxed and friendly atmosphere and on the wide range of good quality items on sale.

A very special thank you to the fantastic Chritmas Fair team who have worked so hard all year to make the event such a success - Lucy Hamer, Mel Campbell, Anne Rodger, Sonya O'Sullivan, Rachel De Almeida, Caroline Cass-Wilder and Anna Couzens - and also to over 100 helpers who staffed the stalls and events. 

Thank you to eveyone!

School Council

School Council visit to Houses of Parliament

On 21 November 2011, our School Council visited the Houses of Parliament.  The children were able to see the chambers in the Commons and the Lords and to take part in a vote in one of the committee rooms.  Children are elected from each class in the school to represent their class in discussing ideas for the school.

New to the Gallery

New pictures in the gallery

Pictures from Remembrance Day, Maths Week and the children's visit to our school charity, the Ace of Clubs Centre for the homeless, are now in the Gallery section.

Remembrance Day

Tribute to the fallen

Corpus Christi tok part in the nation's tribute to the fallen by observing the 11 o'clock silence during our Remembrance Day service.

The last post was movingly played by Corpus Christi trumpeters as the head boy, head girl and deputy head boy and girl lowered the Union Flag and School Flag.

Special guests were Mr Harry Powell, an ex-serviceman, his son Philip, Michael Burke and Councillor John Whelan.  Fr Tom Heneghan our parish priest and Jamie Muir, chair of governors, were also present.

Pictures of the event are in the Gallery under 'Remembrance'

Harvest Festival

Corpus Christi families show their support for the homeless

Corpus Christi families responded with their usual generosity in supporting the Ace of Clubs with gifts from our Harvest Festival.  The Ace of Clubs is a local charity, based in St Alphonsus Road, Clapham, working with local rough sleepers and adults in difficulty.

The huge amount of food and a range of other household goods has been sent on the charity, who were delighted with such a wonderful response.

See 'Harvest Festival' photographs in the Gallery section. Click drop down menu 'All Categories' and select Harvest Festival.

Fronter

Fronter is up and running.  All pupils should have been provided with a user name and password.  The web address is www.fronter.com/lambeth

If you have lost your login details, your teacher should be able to provide you with a new one.

If you are experiencing any problems with Fronter, contact the School Office.