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  • Eleanor Palmer Primary School
    Lupton Street
    NW5 2JA
  • Head: Miss Kate Frood
  • T 020 7485 2155
  • F 020 7267 3694
  • E
  • W www.eleanorpal…
  • A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 3 to 11
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Camden
  • Pupils: 326
  • 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 19th October 2011
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 9th March 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

The ethos of the school has been shaped by the work of Carol Dweck - whose perspective is that effort and persistence are what really count. ‘This teaches children to see mistakes and failures as positives and makes for a very energetic and inclusive culture,’ says the head. So, no star charts, no ability sets; instead, each child is encouraged to achieve their personal best, with marking emphasising steps forward rather than what’s gone wrong.

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Since 2003, Kate Frood MA,OBE (50s). Knew she wanted to be a teacher from the age of 8 and started her career doing just that at nearby Fleet Primary in 1983. Aside from a four-year stint as a maths consultant to Islington Council, has taught in Camden ever since. Trained when child-centred learning (as opposed to testing) was the focus, and this has remained fundamental to her approach. In order ‘to keep her hand in and share ideas’, continues to teach year 6 maths. ‘She really knows what kids can do and - more importantly - what they can’t,’ said a mother. ‘She makes sure every child is well-prepared for secondary.’ Liked and respected by parents. ‘She’s a brilliant head, incredibly good behind the scenes and incredibly forward thinking,’ said one. ‘Problems are dealt...

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