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  • Brandlehow Primary School
    Brandlehow Road
    SW15 2ED
  • Head: Ms E Loughnan
  • T 020 8874 5429
  • F 020 8875 9502
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  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Wandsworth
  • Pupils: 358
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • 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 10th December 2010
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 22nd May 2008
  • 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... 

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2015, Ellie Loughnan (40s). Ms Loughnan has been at the school for nearly two decades, arriving as a newly-qualified teacher and proceeding through the ranks to deputy head and SENCo before taking over as head. An outstanding communicator and team player, she’s relentlessly positive, dealing with pupil behaviour (‘I’m so proud’, ‘brilliant’) and parental waywardness (such as taking over teachers’ parking spaces) with equal upbeat grace. She’s also a hugely capable administrator, managing the recent tricky downsizing of the school and building works with calm efficiency. Parents feel lucky to have her. ‘Though it seems a bit of a cliché, she really does take time to find out what makes every child “succeed”,’ said one. ‘She’s great,’ said another. Despite her undoubtedly heavy workload, she still makes time to run half marathons for...

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