Welcome to Halley

Halley Primary School is an aspiring, one form entry community school situated in the heart of Stepney Green, a short distance from Canary Wharf. The School is named after Sir Edmond Halley, the astronomer royal which underpins Halley’s unique identity.  

At Halley we are passionate that every child can succeed and that this is achieved through a team of dedicated staff and by building close working relationships with our families.

We pride ourselves on providing an inclusive, rich and creative curriculum serving a multicultural community which has a strong commitment to UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) as well as our local history and geography.

Our school motto: Including all learners, achieving their best.

At Halley we are all learners, on a learning journey. What we want for our children is what we want for everyone.

  • Learning for all
  • Challenge for all
  • Respect for all
  • Support for all

We offer opportunities for parents to work alongside their children as well as the opportunity to attend a wide range of workshops.

At Halley we are extremely proud of our School grounds which offer a range of opportunities for our children to explore and play:

  • Sandpits & giant seesaw
  • Roundabout & climbing frame
  • Climbing wall
  • Japanese peace garden
  • Small woodland
  • School allotment & orchards

We also offer specialist teachers for the arts, computing and sports which allows us to broaden and enrich our curriculum provision.

At the core of our approach to teaching and learning we have identified six key learning characteristics for our children to develop:

Confidence   Independence    Ambition    Creativity    Resilience   Health

We value individuality at Halley and recognise that each child will have their own unique character.  We strive to ensure success both within and beyond the School and encourage our children to become lifelong learners.

Vision, Values and Aims

Our Values

Our Vision

Provide a safe, supportive, and stimulating environment that enables and encourages highest standards of achievement (ambition).

Broad, balanced and creative curriculum which makes the most of the learning opportunities offered by the richness and diversity of the cultures and environment on our doorstep.

Provide an enriched practical curriculum based on excellence and enjoyment which allows for exploration, enquiry, and opportunities to ask questions.

Our Aims


All of our children are to become successful, independent learners.


All of our children are to be equipped with skills and knowledge to meet their current and future needs and creative potential.


All of our children are to be confident individuals who can live safe and healthy lives.


All of our children are to respect and value each other’s contributions irrespective of race, gender, religion or ability.


All of our children are to be self-aware and able to manage their own behaviour, understanding that it has an impact on others.


All of our children are to be active and motivated citizens within the wider school community.