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The James Oglethorpe Primary School
Ashvale Gardens, Cranham, RM14 3NB, UK Upminster
+44 (0)1708 252202

Welcome to The James Oglethorpe Primary School

The School Logo

From tiny acorns to mighty oaks

James Edward Oglethorpe

A drawing of General James Oglethorpe

The School is named after General James Edward Oglethorpe (1696-1785), an English soldier and philanthropist who entered Parliament in 1722.

In 1733 he founded the American State of Georgia. He was Governor for thirteen years. In 1744 he married Elizabeth Wright of Cranham Hall, Cranham, and came to live at the hall. He lived in Cranham for thirty years.

All Saints ChurchHe is buried in All Saints' Church, Cranham.

The School Badge

The schools logo

The chevron is taken from the centre of the 'Southern Cross', the original flag of the founding states of the United States of America, of which Oglethorpe's Georgia was one. Each star is, of course, a state - Georgia is the centre star for our purposes. The crosslet shows the religious origins of the School as a church school. The acorn is a little seed from which the mighty oak will grow, the oak being:

  • the tree of knowledge
  • the tree which never stops growing
  • the state tree of Georgia

The book represents learning and teaching - the school's 'raison d'etre'. The helmet is that of the esquire (Sir James Edward Oglethorpe) surmounted by the boar's head from Oglethorpe's own family coat of arms. The motto (loosely 'He knows not how to submit') is Oglethorpe's own family motto. The colours are red and blue on silver.


School logo

From Tiny Acorns to Mighty Oaks

We are committed to being an outstanding
example of a community which is self-evaluating,
forward thinking and values all those who
make a contribution to its life and work


School Brochure

The brochure can be downloaded in pdf format here

 Ofsted Reports

The Ofsted Report for our school is found here

Leave of Absence Forms

If you wish to apply for a Leave of Absence, our 3 forms can be found here.

  1. Request for Leave of Absence for a holiday in term time.   
  2. Request for Leave of Absence for a part of a day in term time.
  3. Request for Leave of Absence for a special occasion (e.g. wedding) in term time.

For medical or dental appointments, written notice is required where these are unavoidable during school time.

Please Note: The documents on this page are in Adobe pdf format and require the appropriate viewer. If you cannot view the documents, then the viewer can be downloaded for free here


School clubs list for Autumn 2007
Club Coach/ Leader Year Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Art & Craft Miss Lemon Yr 3/ 4 - After half-term   12.45-1.15      
*Basketball Liv Yr 5/6 7.45-8.45        
*Basketball Liv Yr 4 3.25-4.25        
Bible Mrs Coppeard Infants         12.45-1.15
Bible Mrs Coppeard Junior   12.45-1.15      
Chess Mr Payne KS1 & KS2 12.40-1.15        
Chess Mr Payne Selected         3.30-4.30
Choir Mrs Twine Junior     12.45-1.15    
Football Mr Moore Yr 5/ 6       3.30-4.30  
*Karate Mrs Harvey All       3.45-4.45  
Maths Mr Pearson Junior 12.45-1.15        
Netball Mrs Sewell Yr 5 / 6         3.30-4.30
Orchestra Mrs Twine Established Instrumentalists     3.30-4.15    
Recorder Mrs Bright Yr 2   12.45 - 1.15      
Rugby Mr Payne Yr 5/6   3.30.-4.30      

Administration of Clubs

  1. Letters will be sent out at the start of a new club to those pupils who are eligible to join
  2. Parents will be expected to return a permission slip for all clubs. For after school clubs parents must sign the slip to indicate how the child will get home
  3. Where more pupils apply than can be accommodated names will be selected at random and the remaining names put on a waiting list
  4. Pupils will be notified if a place becomes available, these will be allocated on a 'first-come-first-served' basis
  5. Registers will be kept of all clubs and pupils who fail to attend on a regular basis may be asked to withdraw
  6. For after school clubs parents must send a note if a pupil is unable to attend, except where an absence from school has already been confirmed by the parent on that day
  7. If a pupil is present at school but fails to attend the after school club the school may follow up to ensure the child's safety

Details of all clubs will be kept in the Red Folder in the School Office

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