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Waterloo’s Johanna Primary School celebrates rising pupil numbers

8-year-old Fatin joined Johanna Primary School in Waterloo on 6 January bringing the number of the pupils on the school roll to 200 for the first time in a decade.

Di Morgan Johanna School
Headteacher Di Morgan with Fatin, the school's 200th pupil

Fatin has joined the Year 4 class at the school. Her family, who recently moved south of the river, decided that Johanna was the best school for her because her cousins were already doing very well at the school.

"I am delighted to welcome Fatin to Johanna," says headteacher Di Morgan.

"I am sure she will thrive here, quickly making new friends and enjoying the many different learning opportunities we offer at the school."

She added: "The number of local families seeking a place at the school is increasing and we are well on the way to achieving our aim of becoming the school of choice for the local community in Waterloo."

The school – situated just off Lower Marsh – has forged strong links with local employers including Shell, the Central Office of Information and Ernst & Young. This term the school will be hosting staff from Franklin Templeton Investments who will join the weekly lunchtime reading programme.

There are also plans to improve the playground facilities, offering a more attractive and stimulating outside space for pupils.

The school has appointed Lucia Glynn to the role of fundraising and partnership co-ordinator in order to secure financial and volunteering support for the school and to manage and develop partnerships with the SE1 community. Individuals or groups who would like to work with Johanna Primary School on collaborative projects should contact Lucia on 020 7928 5814.

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