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 closed as from Monday 23rd March, until further notice.  Please support your child to complete their home learning pack and log on to the class blog daily. 

 Important request from the London Borough of Redbridge

 All of the Council’s Children’s Play Areas and Ball Courts are closed to help reduce the spread of coronavirus, because it can survive for 12 hours on metal and 36 hours on plastic.

Please do not put your children at risk by ignoring these closures. The Council has taped off all play areas as hazardous or locked those with fences. Please don’t remove that hazard tape or lift children over locked fences because it creates an unnecessary and significant risk to you and your children. The Council would prefer not to have to close parks completely and hopes to avoid this with everyone adhering to the request not to enter areas that are marked with hazard tape or locked 

If you do visit a park for walking or exercise, please remember to keep a distance of 2 metres, or 6.5 feet apart from other people. If you find a park is too overcrowded please visit at another time or view Google for real time visitor numbers. We know parks are a vital lifeline for many of you so please help us keep them open by not entering the play areas and ball courts that are out of bounds so that you can still access the space but do what is necessary to protect you and your family and to support the NHS.

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Update

 Following the government's most recent announcement, we would like to confirm the following:

School closure from Monday 23rd March 2020 until further notice.

Parents should  do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus. They should observe the same social distancing principles as adults.  


School will only be open from Monday 23rd March 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.

Parents who have requested this offer have been contacted via email on Friday 20th March. Please do not turn up at school on Monday, unless you have received an email.

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.

Useful Links

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.

March: Article 17

Every child has the right to reliable information from the mass media.

 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




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


The Secretary of State for Education has announced school closures, as from Monday 23rd March, with some exceptions. Further information to follow. Home learning packs will be given to all children on Friday 20th March.  If your child is not in school, please arrange for collection.

Latest School Calendar Events

End Of Term Mass01Apr2020

11:00 am - 12:00 pm @ SSPP Church

Football (home) v St Antony's01Apr2020

Last Day of Term03Apr2020

8:55 am - 1:25 pm

Children finish at 1:30pm

Netball (home) v St Aidan's24Apr2020

Y1/2 Hot Potato at SSPP30Apr2020

Marian Procession01May2020

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm @ Main Hall

Calendars page(s): School Calendar >>

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