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  • Eleanor Palmer Primary School
    Lupton Street
    NW5 2JA
  • Head: Sally Hill and Natalie Stevenson
  • T 020 7485 2155
  • F 020 7267 3694
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.eleanorpal…
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Camden
  • Pupils: 236 same
  • 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
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 13th September 2023
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 18th October 2011
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

‘We see learning as an adventure,’ says school, an adventure explored through plenty out-of-school visits and and in-house contributions from story tellers, artists and experts. 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 school. So, no star charts, no ability sets; instead…

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2021, Sally Hill and Natalie Stevenson (co-heads).


Hugely oversubscribed, with about eight applicants per place for a single reception class of 30. Proximity is key and there’s been much tut-tutting about families renting to squeeze through the gates. (Camden now scrutinises applicants carefully, particularly looking for those who own or let another address locally.) Full-time Camden-funded nursery of 26, but bagging a place here does not guarantee admission into reception (children have been rejected in the past).

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Who came from where

Who goes where

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.

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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:

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sometimes, but not in this year

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