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About Us

Headteacher's Welcome

Hello and welcome, my name is Emma Thurston and I am incredibly proud to be Headteacher here at Deptford Green. 

Our school is a school where community is at the heart of everything that we do. The first thing that will strike you when you visit is the warm welcome you will receive from every member of our school community. From our lovely reception team, to our talented and   articulate  students and our committed and passionate staff. Our community is a diverse community, a community where the safety and wellbeing of every member is central to everything that we do. We know here at Deptford Green that in order for pupils to rise to learning challenges both inside and outside of the classroom they first need to feel safe and nurtured. This is one of our core purposes. 

Catch the wind in your sails, explore, dream, discover. 

This is our school motto and this underpins our ethos and philosophy. 

Our school curriculum not only enables every student to grow and reach their full potential academically, but is also full to bursting with opportunities for students to enrich their lives through immersing in the arts and a plethora of activities taking full advantage of our excellent position to partner with outstanding providers such as Trinity Laban and Goldsmiths university.

We believe in developing the whole child, we believe in helping our students to become good citizens with a wide range of  life experiences in order to open as many doors as possible for them in the future. 

We do this not only by offering a well balanced and broad curriculum, but by ensuring excellent learning behaviour is established quickly in every classroom in order for our young people to flourish and develop a real love for learning in every subject area. 

Don’t just take my word for it, please contact the school office to arrange a visit and a tour soon.