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Soho Parish School

Welcome to our village school in the heart of central London.

Our aim at Soho Parish is to develop confident children who are motivated, curious and enthusiastic about learning.

They develop a growth mindset and their 'learning powers' so that they will flourish in a world where the jobs they will do may not currently exist and where flexibility, social skills and learning skills are the key to success. 

Our pupils develop empathy and compassion alongside respect for themselves and others.  We believe in high quality pastoral care and work closely with families to support pupils' emotional development, also teaching mindfulness throughout the school to develop pupils' resilience, well-being and mental health.

We are delighted that Ofsted recently recognised that "The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding. The school’s core values … are reflected in pupils’ collaborative working and in the caring approaches that they adopt with each other, with visitors and with all staff.  Pupils meant it when they told inspectors, ‘Everyone cares for each other.’ "

As a Church of England school our values – love, courage, imagination, individuality, community – are rooted in the Christian faith and everything we do is aligned with these ideals.  We follow the London Dioscesan Board RE curriculum, which encourages children to learn about and reflect upon their own personal beliefs, and learn about Christianity alongside other faiths.  Our children take part in regular Christian acts of worship at school and in our partner Churches of St Anne's and St James' Piccadilly. 

We continue to espouse the desire of our Victorian founders to provide education for all local children and therefore we have no faith criteria for entry, welcoming all to join us in a spirit of tolerance and mutual respect.

Our rich curriculum is topic-led and ever-changing: based on the National Curriculum but inspired by the children themselves and designed specifically for each cohort by our dedicated teachers, with plenty of visitors, projects and clubs. We also make full use of our enviable location to go on frequent trips within London and also further afield, with two residential trips offered per pupil.

Due to the size of our quirky Victorian classrooms, we offer smaller class sizes than most London schools with a high level of tailored adult support.

We are proud that our pupil group is so diverse, with children from a range of backgrounds, including many different nationalities, a higher than average number of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities and pupils who do not speak English as their mother-tongue.  Our aim is that all pupils at Soho Parish achieve highly, making excellent progress from their starting points and working as a team to support and challenge each other to ever greater accomplishments.

We look forward to welcoming you to our school.

Louise Ritchie, Headteacher

Value Be Do
Love Be kind Show compassion and respect
Imagination Be creative Seek new ideas and solutions
Courage Be brave Show determination and resilience
Individuality Be yourself Share your light with the World
Community Be together Serve your community



Soho Parish Church of England Primary School Vision

Jesus said:

I have come in order that you might have life – life in all its fullness. John 10:10

Every child deserves to live life to the full. At Soho Parish our curriculum is designed to develop the whole child, promoting artistic, musical, intellectual, physical and emotional development.

The education we offer is stimulating, imaginative, creative and fun, driven by the pupils’ interests and needs. Skilled, compassionate and ambitious teaching enables our pupils to develop a ‘growth mindset’, the courage to take risks in their learning, high expectations for themselves and to make excellent academic progress.

We welcome and value children and families of all faiths and none, motivated by the same passion as our Christian founders, who believed in the power of universal education to improve lives. Each individual has the right to learn and achieve without barriers or ceilings.

But to truly live ‘life in all its fullness’, means following Jesus’ example. We celebrate our gifts and strive to improve ourselves not just for ourselves, but for the benefit of others, as together we seek to build a kind and thoughtful community in which all can flourish.