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  • Brandlehow Primary School
    Brandlehow Road
    SW15 2ED
  • Head: Ms E Loughnan
  • T 020 8874 5429
  • F 020 8875 9502
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Wandsworth
  • Pupils: 359
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Early years provision Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 9th 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). She 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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Interpreting catchment maps

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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.

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Further reading

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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.

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