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  • Allfarthing Primary School
    St Ann's Crescent
    London
    SW18 2LR
  • Head: Tom Holmes
  • T 020 8874 1301
  • F 020 8870 2128
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.allfarthing.org.uk
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Wandsworth
  • Pupils: 406
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: 3rd October 2019, 7th November 2019, 5th December 2019
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 2
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 2
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
    • 1 Short inspection 14th March 2018
    • 2 Full inspection 29th November 2013

    Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.

  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 27th June 2008
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Situated on rather a busy corner, the tall, Victorian building offers large, bright classrooms; eyes are immediately drawn to displays of children's work and art designed to capture imagination and interest. Reception and nursery classes have indoor and outdoor classrooms, ample resources laid out thoughtfully. Large inner-city mix ‘from high-earning bankers to very working class and loads of different ethnicities – fabulous diversity,’ as one parent put it. Around 30 languages spoken. Standards are high and monitoring and assessing of progress is meticulous across the age groups to ensure ...

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What the school says...

Our mission of “Excellence for All” encapsulates our determination to provide an outstanding education for every child, regardless of ability, background or culture. At Allfarthing we want to instil a love of learning that will enable children to achieve their very best, intellectually, creatively, socially and physically. Our curriculum is designed to provide the challenge, interest and excitement that children need to stimulate and motivate them to learn.
We are a two form entry school with a recently renovated reception outdoor learning space and a substantial playground with new facilities.
Allfarthing is a school where everyone feels included and respected, expectations are high with pride in our achievements and those of others, health and happiness are nurtured, and a love of learning is encouraged as we are always striving to improve.
The key qualities and behaviours we develop in Allfarthing children will not only create a happy school with good relationships and effective learning but will prepare them for adult life.
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What The Good Schools Guide says

Headteacher

Since 2017, Tom Holmes, previously deputy head at St Mary's in Richmond. Has also worked at Honeywell and at a primary school in Surrey.

Strikes just the right balance between humility and authority and was an instant hit with the parents – no mean feat, given the turbulent journey they’d been through following the departure of the previous head, who’d reigned for 25 years. ‘The school was very academic and had an amazing reputation, but she left and there followed a number of headships that either didn’t work out or were temporary and which led to the school dropping from outstanding to good, with a feeling of discontent among the parents,’ explained a parent. ‘When Mr Holmes came in, it felt like a breath of fresh air – teachers looked...

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