Gordon Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1SA, UK



SS Peter and Paul's Catholic Primary School

'We show our love for God in the way we treat each other. Together we follow Jesus by learning and sharing our gifts'

School re-opens on Monday 1st June for key workers' children only.  You will receive further information regarding the re-opening for YR,Y1,Y6 in due course.

Please ensure your child is regularly checking their class Blog.  Get them to post a comment where their teacher has suggested, so that we can keep track of who is seeing posts.

Click on the video for a little quarantine message from us to you.

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Update

SSPP School is closed until further notice.   

School will only be open from Monday 20th April 2020, for the following groups of children:

  • Vulnerable children include children who are supported by social care, those with safeguarding and welfare needs, disabled children and those with EHCPs.
  • Parents whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response include those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors outlined HERE.

Many parents working in these critical sectors may arrange for their child to be looked after at home. Every child who can be safely cared for at home, should be. This is an offer to parents and carers; there is no requirement  to send your child to school if you do not need to. All children will be expected to understand the social distancing rule, including Early Years children.

Parents who have requested this offer have already contacted the school, however if your circumstances have changed and you now wish to register your child, please send an email to: admin.sspeterandpauls@redbridge.gov.uk

Please do not send your child into school if they are unwell.


Thank you for your continued support in these difficult times.

 Medical advice

For up to date NHS advice click here

To support the delay of the spread of the virus, the guidance is now that if anyone in the household shows symptoms, the whole household should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms. This means people should stay at home and avoid all but essential contact with others for 14 days from the point of the first member of the family displaying mild symptoms, to slow the spread of infection.

Stay at home if you have either:

  • a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly

You do not need to call NHS 111 to stay at home. If your symptoms worsen during your stay at home period or are no better after 7 days contact NHS 111 online at 111.nhs.uk. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.

Please contact the school office as soon as possible to let us know if your family is self-isolating. Any absences from school due to self-isolation will be recorded using a code for an exceptional circumstance. As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you are at all unsure.

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Department for Education

The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday), 10am to 4pm (Saturday to Sunday)
Please note, they are currently experiencing high volumes of calls and apologise for any wait that you may experience.

Government updates on COVID-19:www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Rights Respecting Schools Award

SSPP is a Rights Respecting Gold Award School.
This award is a Unicef UK programme that aims to put children’s rights at the heart of schools in the UK.  It aims to help embed children’s rights in their ethos and culture to improve well-being and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential.

Click here for further details about the award and links to our Article Of The Month.

June: Article 15

Every child has the right to meet with other children and young people and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.

 Please follow the link here to see details of our new wider-community project regarding Air Pollution and Traffic Safety.


As part of our drive to keep children safe online, please make use of the link below to see further help and guidance from CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command)



 Admission Arrangements for SS Peter & Paul’s Catholic Primary School 2020-2021 is now available on our school website.  Please click here to follow the link.


Staff Recruitment

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and passionate teacher to join our team in September 2020

 KS1, KS2 Class Teacher 

SS Peter and Paul’s is a caring, inclusive and welcoming school, with a positive ethos for learning. 

Are you passionate about improving children’s outcomes, enthusiastic about learning and have a good sense of humour, then come and join SS Peter & Paul’s.

Closing Date: Friday 15th May 2020

Interviews: Friday 22nd May 2020 (Interviews may be by video link)

For further details visit our 'Vacancies' page by clicking here


SSPP Showcase

For fantastic pictures and videos of the wonderful learning and events at SSPP, please visit our Facebook page and Twitter feed.


Government Advice



Please read the latest letter which provides the most up to date information about the children's return to school.

This information supersedes all letters which have come before.

Parent letter 4.doc

Please stay safe.

Mrs Johnson


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Latest School Calendar Events

Whole School Bollywood Workshop08Jun2020

Whole School Bollywood Workshop15Jun2020

Adventure Day17Jun2020

Y5/6 Handball @ Gordon Primary18Jun2020

Clare Cup 5-a-side football tournament @ St Ursula's Catholic Federation19Jun2020

Calendars page(s): School Calendar >>

SSPPCatholicPrimary @SSPP_Primary

2 Jun SSPP, are you ready to rock!? I said, SSPP ARE YOU READY TO ROCK!? (ok that has far more impact when you are on the… https://t.co/q07ITqjgh4

4 May At SSPP we always mark memorable occasions with a flag. It is with immense pride, ably supported by our children fr… https://t.co/hwhDuncfd8

1 May @NehaBaldota We love the hair on this picture! Brilliant effort.

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