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  • Beatrix Potter Primary School
    Magdalen Road
    SW18 3ER
  • Head: Amanda Robertson
  • T 020 8874 1482
  • F 020 8871 9416
  • E Info@beatrixpotte…
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  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Wandsworth
  • Pupils: 351
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: Thursdays at 9.30am
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Early years provision Good 2
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
    • 1 Short inspection 5th March 2019
    • 2 Full inspection 4th December 2014

    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: Good on 14th June 2011
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

We saw topic-based work on Victorian weaving looms linking DT and history, and watched year 5 children enthralled by a video demonstration of paper-weaving. A dedicated art room announces ‘Art Makes Children Powerful’, borne out by the highly decorated wall displays and Lowry-style paintings we saw in the year 2 classroom. Sports are on the up, with football, hockey…

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What the school says...

A thriving and ambitious school where children are nurtured and flourish. The dedicated and committed staff are known for their care of the children. Beatrix Potter achieves high standards academically (well above the Juniper Wandsworth and National averages) and offers a wide range of extra curricular activities. The school benefits from good sized classrooms and grounds next to the Ashcroft fields (available for our sports days, events, fun runs etc). Beatrix Potter's children are motivated, kind and extremely well behaved. ...Read more

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2021, Amanda Robertson.


By Wandsworth Education Authority admissions criteria to fill the two-class intake, with priority to looked-after children, EHC plans which name Beatrix Potter School and a two-stage catchment area. Many come from the school’s own nursery. A long waiting list for places, but opportunities arise when families relocate. Twenty-six full-time nursery places.

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Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

Beatrix Potter is an inclusive school, we have catered for a range of needs over several years with great success. Like any school with a 30's building and space limitations we think creatively In the years 2000-2009 we had on average 11 children with statements and some 32 children on the SEN register. There are always some tensions catering for SEN children but the impact on all children has been very positive. Clearly, changes to the funding of SEN have an impact and will inevitably cause questions to be asked about what can and cannot be done. However, in an inclusive society at some point these issues will have to be properly addressed. 10-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

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.

For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained

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.

Children get into the school from here:

most years
quite often
sometimes, but not in this year

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