Parent Info


The page for all Parents, Guardians and Carers


Information for Parents

Come into school!


We often invite parents in for assemblies and other presentations. We also have a busy coffee morning which is a very friendly place to chat with other parents. In addition we host opportunities to practise using computers in partnership with adult education.



Whilst we are working to ensure that all our pupils thrive at school and achieve their best academically we are also teaching pupils the importance of exercise, a healthy diet and also to look after their mental health.
We work in partnership with Place2be, an organisation which works in schools nationwide to help to build children’s resilience and support them when life is hard. We have a counsellor in school every week and pupils are able to access help if they need it. Find out more here: Place2be

Parent Mail


Ferry Lane uses ParentMail and sends most communications with parents through this system.

All parents should have received an email or text to invite them to register. Please contact the office if you haven’t received this. To register or login please click here.


We’d like to encourage all parents to download our school app as there are a number of benefits both to you and for our school. The sort of messages we used to send via text will now come through ParentMail, as well as sending out letters, the newsletter and other documents. Having the app will make it quick and easy to access all of this information, rather than having to login via a computer.


To download the app for free, search for Ferry Lane in your app store. You will need to complete the registration form and then you will be able to login with your new account details. If you have previously been using the ParentMail app (e.g. if you have children at another school which uses it), you can continue using it, or simply delete it and download the Ferry Lane app. For more information please see this video.


If you have any difficulties in registering, downloading the App or using the system, then please contact the school office.

‘Pupils behave well and are polite and respectful. They value differences as part of learning in a diverse school.’


‘Parents and carers highly value the leadership, in particular the family feel of the school and regular communication.’


Homework And Reading

The school sets homework on a regular basis and all children are expected to take their reading books home. Research has shown that reading at home to an adult regularly and discussing what you’ve read improves literacy skills (in any language). Pupils are provided with a home-school bag in which to carry their work. A charge will be made should a book or bag be lost.


The home-school reading books we send home are the Collins Big Cat books and older children can choose books from a large selection in the class libraries. The phonics scheme we follow in Key Stage 1 is Letters and Sounds.


From time to time we run workshops for parents to understand how we teach phonics and to help you best support your child’s reading. If you require further information please speak to our reading leader, Androulla Theodossiou.

‘Pupils make sustained progress and demonstrate confidence in using texts to explain their


‘Pupils receive very strong opportunities to develop their writing skills and subject knowledge in the wider curriculum’


``Ferry Lane Primary School sits at the heart of its community. We aspire to equip our children with the skills to be confident and successful in life.``

School Vision

Swimming Lessons

Since mid-May, year4, 5 & 6 pupils have attended swimming lessons which take place every Thursday afternoon at Tottenham Green Leisure Centre. In a few weeks, we will be able to provide information on how many pupils within our year 6 cohort can do each of the following:


  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • Use a range of strokes effectively
  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations


We look forward to seeing how they progress over the next few weeks!

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club runs daily and opens at 8am.


We offer a range of healthy breakfast foods as well as opportunities for your child to socialise and prepare for the school day. There are also a number of other activities available from reading and board games to more sporting pursuits.


The Breakfast Club costs £2 per day unless your child is entitled to free school meals. Please ask at the office for further information.

Address Details

Ferry Lane Primary School
Jarrow Road
N17 9pp

Tel: 020 8801 5233


Our Tweets

Year 6, we couldn’t be prouder of all you have achieved in your journey at Ferry Lane. You have been an inspiration to us all with your work ethic and charisma. We wish you the very best of luck in your new secondary school and beyond. Good luck on moving onwards and upwards!🏅…

About a month ago

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