Communitas: A community of equals

About The Trust

The Communitas Education Trust has been set up by the governors of John Donne Primary School to enable the development of a group of schools in Southwark and surrounding areas, gathering around a shared vision.

Serving the community is a core feature of our vision. We work collaboratively and build strong working relationships across schools in the MAT, nationally and internationally. We have partnerships with Goldsmiths University, London South Bank University, Southwark Teaching School Alliance, Education Development Trust, British Council, University of Thessaloniki, University of Las Palmas, Judicium, FAME (accountancy services), LAMDA, Royal Academy of Music, Topmarks sports coaching and development and Bacons College sports outreach programme.


Our Values


  • Highly pastoral
  • Working in partnership with each other as equals
  • Working as servants to the community
  • Highly ethical in practice
  • Demonstrating integrity in relationships and roles
  • Developing a global view for all members
  • Showing care for each individual member


  • To provide schools of the very highest quality
  • To provide an impeccable level of service from and to the Trust and to our school community
  • To provide an engaging and stimulating curriculum which enables pupils to learn and achieve the highest standards with enjoyment
  • To demonstrate distinctive characteristics of care and support in our schools
  • To promote and encourage personal and professional leadership and management at all levels
  • To centralise systems to provide a consistent and effective service to the community
  • To establish a culture of fun and enjoyment across the Trust and in our schools

Our Schools

Information on the Schools in our Trust

John Donne Primary School

John Donne Primary School

An Outstanding Primary School in the heart of Peckham

Goose Green Primary School

Goose Green Primary School

A vibrant and diverse academy in the heart of East Dulwich

John Keats Primary School

John Keats Primary School

An Exciting New Primary School for Southwark

Childeric Primary School

Childeric Primary School

An inclusive and aspirational primary school in New Cross

Work With Us

Are you interested in working with or becoming part of the Communitas Education Trust?

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