If you have a safeguarding concern outside of school hours and think that a child is being abused or neglected please contact the out of office hours Southwark Council Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) and ask for the emergency duty team. If you think a child or young person is at IMMEDIATE risk, you should treat this as an emergency and call 999 to report your concerns to the Police.

The 2024 Summer Olympics, which will be known as Paris 2024, is an upcoming international multi-sport event scheduled to take place from 26 July to 11 August 2024 in France.

To represent Team GB is to stand on the shoulders of giants, each athlete laying a stitch in a tapestry of triumph and adversity lasting 126 years and counting.

For more than a century, Black British athletes have been blazing a trail and iconic figures like Daley Thompson, Anita Neil and Kelly Holmes have emerged.

Miss Angie has put together this amazing display, showcasing some of the UK talent in the field of athletics.  She has also set a competition for the children, for which they will need to undertake some research.  There will be prizes or those who submit the correct answers!

If you are on school site – do come and have a look at the board.

There is a special addition on the board – see if you can recognise who it is – here’s a clue – it is someone from Oliver Goldsmith School!!


Iftar is the fast-breaking evening meal of Muslims in Ramadan at the time of adhan of the Maghrib prayer. This is their second meal of the day; the daily fast during Ramadan begins immediately after the pre-dawn meal of suhur and continues during the daylight hours, ending with sunset with the evening meal of iftar.


We had a wonderful evening, enjoying Iftar together as a school community – we thank all the families for their contributions and presence


Speech and language therapy provides treatment, support and care for children and adults who have difficulties with communication, or with eating, drinking and swallowing.

Speech and language therapists (SLTs) are allied health professionals. They work with parents, carers and other professionals, such as teachers, nurses, occupational therapists and doctors.


We will be holding a Parent and Carer Coffee Afternoon on  Monday 4th March 2024, from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the school.
You will have an opportunity to meet the Speech and Language Therapists: Ella Jarvest and Sian Carberry
There will be a short presentation, followed by an opportunity to chat and ask questions.
For more information on Speech and Language Therapy: Speak to your school SENCO, Chontel Audain OR ask at the school front desk to talk with your Speech and Language Therapists.


Parent coffee afternoon flyer (4.3.24)

Art Block is a free space based on Sceaux Gardens Estate for local children and families to make things, be creative, and play 🎨

Each year, children have a chance to work with artists to transform Art Block into a fun, welcoming and creative space for everyone to enjoy.

Please click on the link for more information

Registration and Punctuality

Frequent lateness to school is associated with lower grades & lower levels of achievement. Research shows that children who are routinely late are more likely to struggle in secondary school.

When children arrive late it creates a huge disruption for other children’s learning, the teacher and for the child who is late themselves.

Oliver Goldsmith School recognises the importance of education and learning and therefore our gates are opened at 8:40am, allowing the children (KS1 & KS2) to walk straight to their classrooms.

All children should be in their classrooms by no later than 8:50am, so that when the school gates are closed and registers taken, all children will be in class ready for learning.

Morning registration ends at 9am, so if a pupil arrives after this time he/she should be accompanied by the parent to the main reception, where they will be recorded as late, parent requested to sign the pupil in and the time of arrival noted. Any pupil arriving after 9:30am will become an unauthorised absence and marked as an absentee for the whole of the morning session (as per the Pupils Registration & Attendance legislation).

It is essential that children arriving outside the normal school hours are signed in at the school office. This is used in the case of an emergency or a fire drill.

Please note the school day ends at 3:15pm for all children. Please be prompt when collecting your children from school.

Southwark Council’s Education Inclusion Team will be informed of any frequently late arrivals or collections.


Don’t be Late Through the Gate! School starts at 8.45 am
Being late on a regular basis adds up to a loss of learning time.
5 mins late every day 3.4 days of learning lost every year
10 mins late every day 6.9 days of learning lost every year
15 mins late every day 10.3 days of learning lost every year
20 mins late every day 13.8 days of learning lost every year
30 mins late every day 20.7 days of learning lost every day




Chinese New Year 2024 will fall on Saturday, February 10th, 2024, starting a year of the Wood Dragon.

Celebrated across China and throughout east and south-east Asia, the Chinese New Year — referred to in some countries as the Lunar New Year — marks the beginning of the Spring Festival, with celebrations in both China and London running until February 24, the 15th day of the first month of the new lunar year, when the holiday known as the Lantern Festival falls.

Bookings are now being taken for the Community Spring Holiday Club

Please register your interest by Friday 8th December 2023 using the details on the flyer

Absence from school

Parents are required to call in to the main office to inform us of any school absences and medical evidence should be provided for any absences relating to illness.

Please make contact with the school on the first morning of a child’s absence, either by phone or in a note/email sent with another parent (please bear in mind that the children
often forget to tell us or pass on messages!) It is school policy to contact parents if we have not been notified of an absence. If there are any barriers to your child/children attending school fully, please speak to Kamla or another member of the Senior Leadership Team, so we can try to help.

Children who are absent for more than 20 days in total during the school year or children whose attendance is erratic or giving us cause for concern will be referred to the Local Authority for further action.
All appointments should be made for out side of school hours, to minimise the disruption, although we appreciate at times, health services may allocate an appoint beyond your control.

Please see attached leaflet for further information about how attendance works at Oliver Goldsmith School.
Attendance leaflet

🎉 We will be having a week of FUNdraising week: Mon 10th July – 14th 2023 🪅


💰 Please get your 50ps / £1’s ready to take part in these fun activities 🥳

We are hosting a listening campaign to engage with
our school community to find out what your views are on the identify concerns and priorities about the area, and where more support is needed.