22nd April is  Stephen Lawrence Day.
Please remember that like most young people, he juggled an active social life, school work, family commitments, and part-time employment. But he also had ambitions to use his talent for Maths, Art, and Design to become an architect and wanted to have a positive impact on his community.
Tragically, his dream of becoming an architect was never realised. On 22 April 1993, at the age of just 18, Stephen was murdered in an unprovoked racist attack. He didn’t know his killers and his killers didn’t know him.
After the initial police investigation, five suspects were arrested but not convicted. A public inquiry into the handling of Stephen’s case was held in 1998, leading to the publication of the Macpherson Report, which has been called ‘one of the most important moments in the modern history of criminal justice in Britain’.
It led to profound cultural changes in attitudes to racism, to the law and to police practice. It also paved the way for a greater understanding of discrimination of all forms and new equalities legislation.
The Stephen Lawrence Foundation uses the hashtag “ALEGACYOFCHANGE to help amplify the cause.  If you are on social media you can show your support by using the hashtag on any Stephen Lawrence posts and / or by following the foundation on social media platforms.
RIEP Stephen Lawrence​


Please check out these wonderful community options for the Easter Holiday break.

E Safety Safeguarding Quiz MARCH 2022

We have noticed a rise in issues regarding the use of online social media platforms and devices.

Please check out our quiz (click on link), to see how much you know about how we work to ensure that all pupils are safe when online and to open a discussion with your child or other family members.

Remember, we are always available to speak with you about any concerns or advice you may need about keeping safe online.

Remind your child NOT to share any personal information online and to ensure any online accounts are only accessible by close family and friends.


Easter Holiday Club Flyer 2022


Please check out the flyer (click on link) for a community based ACTIVITY PROGRAMME FOR CHILDREN &YOUNG PEOPLE during the Easter Holidays


Back On TrackFREE short courses to build skills, knowledge & confidence for Southwark residents

Back on Track is an interactive programme of activities for residents, that offer career and personal
development opportunities. It provides ideas and tools to make a difference in your community, whether you are already involved or would like to be, and a range of transferable skills to support your aspirations.


Hidaya Women’s Association (run by one of our very own parents), is holding an event to bring women together for International Women’s Day 2022.

The aim is to come together, share ideas, promote female led business and most of all have fun & make new friends.

Please come along and celebrate this day with us!



A big thank you to Nadia from Ruby’s Reads, who came to our celebration of Black Culture Evening and shared her love of books and reading with us.  Nadia has a selection of inclusive books on offer, some of which we saw on the night and at the KS2 book fair this term. We look forward to working more with Nadia in the coming year. Details for the KS1 book fair will be displayed soon!

You can also find Ruby’s Reads on Instagram: @rubysreads_uk

A big thank you to Kemi Bamgbose who came to our celebration of Black Culture Evening and shared a chapter of her book with us. It was so interesting hearing her experiences and inspiration for writing the book.  We look forward to working more with Kemi in the coming year.

If you would like to purchase a copy of the book, please go to carobeemedia.com.


Saturday 27th November 2021, marks the 21st anniversary of the tragic death of Damilola Taylor.  We at Oliver Goldsmith School will always remember this young boy and the way in which he has shaped our community. Just one week before he died, Damilola wrote of his hope to one day save the world.

Please check out the Damilola Taylor Trust (link below), which was started by his father and is committed to providing young people with opportunities to play, learn and live their lives free of fear and violence and with optimism for a future where opportunities flourish.


The internet can be a place for children and young people to learn, spend time with friends, and have fun.  As parents, we generally do everything we can to keep our children safe, like being careful when crossing a road and always wearing a helmet when cycling. But what can we do to protect them from  inappropriate content online?

Please see the following link for advice and information about social media apps and how to keep children safe when using or being exposed to them.

Please speak to a member of staff if you are concerned about your child’s or another child’s use of the internet.