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  • Fenstanton Primary School
    Abbots Park
    Tulse Hill
    London
    SW2 3PW
  • Head: Miss Michelle Bennett
  • T 020 8674 3311
  • F 020 8671 6419
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.gipsyhillf…deration.org.uk
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Lambeth
  • Pupils: 605
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 2
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 2
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
    • 1 Short inspection 12th December 2017
    • 2 Full inspection 6th March 2013

    Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.

  • Previous Ofsted grade: Inadequate on 23rd March 2012
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

Fenstanton Primary School is a 3 form entry school based in Tulse Hill, South London. We joined Gipsy Hill Federation in 2012 and are rated as 'Good' by Ofsted.

We are a thriving three form entry school offering provision for pupils aged 3-11 from a richly diverse community. We are dedicated to delivering the highest quality provision in a safe and engaging learning environment. Our children are immensely proud of our school and their achievements.

We offer a stimulating creative curriculum, delivered by exceptional practitioners, to develop a genuine thirst for knowledge as well as securing those basic skills on which the pupils can continue to develop and apply in later life. We have also received the Basic Skills award recognising the wide range of provision across the school to embed basic skills in maths and literacy. We foster in our children a deep sense of purpose, constantly giving them the opportunities to explore how their learning will apply to their adult working lives. In turn, we raise pupils’ aspirations allowing them to see difficulties as challenges that they can overcome and offer opportunities for them to develop a love and appreciation of the arts in its various forms. We are a future thinking school recognising the need to develop enquiring minds and the influence that science will have on improving our local and global communities, as such, we have invested heavily to develop our science provision and as a result received the Gold Science Quality Mark.

"THE ATMOSPHERE IN SCHOOL IS HIGHLY POSITIVE. PUPILS WORK HARD ON THEIR OWN OR IN GROUPS AND IN PAIRS." MARCH 2013 OFSTED REPORT

Fenstanton Primary is a nurturing school and we are proactive in removing any barriers that have the potential to hinder our pupils’ progress as such our children make exceptional progress. We have a good home and school partnership, demonstrated by the positive feedback we receive and the progress of our children. Achieving the Inclusion Quality mark is testament to our unwavering commitment to ensuring all children receive the best education possible regardless of their abilities or starting points. We are committed to developing moral purpose and actively promote everything we do in the values of respect, honesty, integrity and responsibility in our pupils, in order to prepare them for life beyond our school gates.

Fenstanton Primary School has been on a journey of rapid improvement over the last 3 years moving from special measures to good within one year of joining the Gipsy Hill Federation leading school improvement. Although we have been graded as good by Ofsted, we are keen to be judged as outstanding. Our continued partnership with our parents and carers will secure this judgement.
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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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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.

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