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  • Coleridge Primary School
    Crouch End Hill
    N8 8DN
  • Head: Mr Leon Choueke
  • T 020 8340 3173
  • F 02083 487 775
  • E ColeridgePrimary.…[email protected]
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  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Haringey
  • Pupils: 876
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Open days: Tours throughout the school year
  • 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 18th March 2015
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 21st May 2009
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Crouch End is cool and media savvy – the school’s Glastonbury-themed fête gives you a clue, as does a recent outing to The Guardian newspaper (where else?). Sports and games considered fundamental for healthy living and esprit de corps, as well as ‘an integral part of the equal-opportunities practice’ (so girls encouraged to play football, boys to dance). ‘Standards are high, but they still make it fun,’ said one mother. ‘They’re very aware of not putting too much pressure on the children'...

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2014, Leon Cheouke BA PGCE (40s). After a first degree in community studies at Manchester and a PGCE at Goldsmiths University of London, Mr Cheouke arrived at Coleridge in 2000 and, apart from a year teaching in New Zealand, has been there ever since, working formerly as deputy to his long-serving and popular predecessor. Continuity and growth have been his model. ‘He said he wasn’t going to change much and he hasn’t,’ said one parent. ‘He’s kept the best bits, really listened to what parents want and cares about all the children rather than statistics.’ Keen on politics, Dr Who and vinyl.


Coleridge is a very large school (120 each year enter four reception classes), but, sadly for aspiring parents, Crouch End is an ever-popular destination for family existence, and siblings tend to elbow...

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