Skip to main content
  • Brandlehow Primary School
    Brandlehow Road
    Putney
    London
    SW15 2ED
  • Head: James Lacey
  • T 020 8874 5429
  • F 020 8875 9502
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.brandlehowschool.org.uk
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Wandsworth
  • Pupils: 354
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Early years provision Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 10th October 2023
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 9th December 2010
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

This is a carrot-not-stick sort of place and praise is lavishly sprinkled, with awards for in-school achievement (‘handwriting heroes’, ‘world-class writing’ and ‘homework halos’), and a ‘wall of wonderfulness’ for those taking the initiative and doing ‘incredible’ work not set by the school. Pupils have proudly represented Wandsworth in the London Youth Games and fought their way to 10th place in London primary school rugby. Not one but two gardens, incorporating a meadow, frog colony, pond, composting heap and miniature orchard... 

Read review »

Do you know this school?

The schools we choose, and what we say about them, are founded on parents’ views. If you know this school, please share your views with us.

Please login to post a comment.

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head

Since September 2023, James Lacey, previously the school's deputy head for equality.

Entrance

Unlike many London schools coping with the latest baby boom, Brandlehow has been reducing its yearly intake from 45 to 30, a decision intended to more accurately reflect the school’s physical capacity. While ensuring a less cramped time for those already past the gates, not the best of news for those considering queuing outside. However, in the throes of expansion to return to two-form entry. After the multitude of siblings who come first in line, newcomers will generally have to live within 75 metres, an increasingly costly option as the school itself has created something of a micro property boom. Tour mornings available for those wanting to look and yearn.

Subscribe now for instant access to read The Good Schools Guide review.

Already subscribed? Login here.

Please note: Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

At Brandlehow School all pupils, regardless of their particular needs, are offered inclusive teaching which will enable them to make the best possible progress in school and feel that they are a valued member of the wider school community. We may offer a range of provision to support children with communication and interaction, cognition and learning difficulties, social, mental and health problems or sensory and/or physical needs.

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:

regularly
most years
quite often
infrequently
sometimes, but not in this year


Subscribe for instant access to in-depth reviews:

☑ 30,000 Independent, state and special schools in our parent-friendly interactive directory
☑ Instant access to in-depth UK school reviews
☑ Honest, opinionated and fearless independent reviews of over 1,000 schools
☑ Independent tutor company reviews

Try before you buy - The Charter School Southwark

Buy Now

GSG Blog >

The Good Schools Guide newsletter

Educational insight in your inbox. Sign up for our popular newsletters.