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  • Bousfield Primary School
    South Bolton Gardens
    Old Brompton Road
    SW5 0DJ
  • Head: Ms Helen Swain
  • T 020 7373 6544
  • F 020 7373 8894
  • E
  • W www.bousfieldp…
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Kensington & Chelsea
  • Pupils: 430
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: Parent tours please contact the school.
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Early years provision Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 4th June 2008
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Arts are very strong in the school, though not at the expense of academics. Lots of music, dance and drama going on. School believes performance helps to build children’s self-esteem. Pupils are offered a rich curriculum, full of workshops, plays and concerts. After English, the most prominent languages are French and Arabic. School sees this cosmopolitan element as a real strength and the high level of harmony being something to celebrate. Bousfield has close connections with artist Quentin Blake, who attends prize-givings and pops in regularly....

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Since 2014, Helen Swain BEd MA, deputy head for last eight years. Has been in teaching for 26 years and joined Bousfield as a year 6 teacher some 20 years ago.


Due to cuts in funding there are now 60 part-time places in the nursery on offer, rather than the previous 30 full-time places. Two parallel classes from reception to year 6, each with 30 pupils. Applications for the nursery are done through the school; applications to the main school are done via Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

No automatic transfer from the nursery to the main school – parents must reapply. Children who are in care or have an SEN statement/EHC plan are considered first, followed by siblings and then proximity to school (currently approximately 0.5 of a mile...

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