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The most sought-after primary school in the area, housed on two sites, a beautifully-transformed Victorian building on Webb's Road and a modern building on Meteor Street. Old-fashioned excellence in handwriting and academic work is interwoven with intelligent, creative use of ICT. Everywhere we saw children working with a lively yet calm focus: 'We have 900 children here and I never have to raise my voice,' confirms head. We couldn't help noticing...

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Converted to an academy 2011.

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Since 2001, Mr John Grove (50s) BEd MA, previously head at West Hill Primary School in Wandsworth. Two children, both at university; partner also works in education. A man consumed by his job, who found Belleville failing in 2001 and has worked uncompromisingly to make it the most sought-after primary school in the area. In his rare moments off, admits to being a season ticket holder at Chelsea FC. A visionary, who still gets unexpected hugs from the youngest of his charges as he roams the corridors.


At 4+, 120 places, in four forms of 30, with an extra 'bulge' class in reception in 2016/17. Heavily over-subscribed. Usual local authority admissions criteria: special requirements, siblings and those living closest to the school (no more than around 270 metres away for a first offer). Popular on-site...

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