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  • Fox Primary School
    Kensington Place
    W8 7PP
  • Head: Mr Paul Cotter
  • T 020 7727 7637
  • F 020 7229 4628
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Kensington & Chelsea
  • Pupils: 387
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Early years provision Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 21st October 2009
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 30th March 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

A children’s eco committee rakes out compost, feeds the wormery and monitors rubbish, and has achieved the Green Flag award. The chickens have now given way to beekeeping and two hives produce Fox honey, which is sold for school funds. These city children are not just playing farms, they grow their own lunch and even supply produce for a local restaurant. The children we met were unpretentious yet confident, happily engrossed in their work. We were surprised to hear that…

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Executive head

Since 2006, Paul Cotter BA PGCE (40s), who is executive head of the federation of Fox Primary and Ashburnham Community School, Chelsea. Previously deputy head at Avondale Park Primary, North Kensington. As successful head of Fox, became acting head of Ashburnham, and oversaw the transformation of the smaller school at World’s End. Sees the formal union of the two schools, both with multicultural populations but from different social spheres, as a positive: ‘Fox has benefited from the whole experience. We’ve had to reflect upon our own practices’. Described as ‘approachable’ by the parents, and visible at the school door every day.

Head of school since 2013, Emma Madden BA (Cantab) MA (IoE); mid 30s. Like Paul Cotter, joined Fox from Avondale Park Primary in 2007, swiftly rose through the...

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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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