Information about what to expect from life at Canonbury Primary School

Extended School

Canonbury Primary School offers an extended day including Breakfast Club, Playcentre and a range of after school clubs.


We believe that effective assessment helps to improve teaching and learning. We give learners regular feedback on their learning so that they understand what it is that they need to do better. This allows us to base our lesson plans on a detailed knowledge of each pupil. We give parents periodic written and verbal reports on their child’s progress so that teachers, children and parents are working together to raise standards for all our children.


At Canonbury Primary School, we find that children who consolidate their school learning at home, make better progress at school overall. It is with this rationale that we focus our home learning tasks. By setting home learning we aim to encourage a strong and positive partnership between home and school; to enable parents to support classroom work and to ensure that children make the best possible progress.

The School Day

The school day runs from 8:45am - 3:30pm. For activities running outside of these times, please see 'Extended School'.

Online Safety

Our Online Safety Policy has been written by the school, building on the London Grid for Learning (LGfL) exemplar policy and Government guidance. It has been agreed by the Senior Leadership Team and approved by Governors. It will be reviewed annually and monitored by the Computing Co-ordinator in conjunction with the Pastoral Care Team.

School Meals

Our school meals are provided by Caterlink in association with Islington Council. The food is locally sourced wherever possible and free of charge to every child

School Council

Our Canonbury School Council is elected each academic year. Each class holds elections to select their two members for the council and this gives the children a key role with in the school community.

Peer Mentors

Rachel Kirkland and Abi Hudson, Year 5, explain the important work of Peer mentors at Canonbury:


At Canonbury, we aim to provide a safe, supportive and inclusive environment, which secures the well-being and very best outcomes for the children in our care. We have a duty of care to safeguard and promote the well-being of children.