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  • Allfarthing Primary School
    St Ann's Crescent
    SW18 2LR
  • Head: Tom Holmes
  • T 020 8874 1301
  • F 020 8870 2128
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.allfarthin…
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Wandsworth
  • Pupils: 406
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: September - January
  • 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, 1920s 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 Good Schools Guide says


Since January 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...

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Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

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Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

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