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  • Fox Primary School
    Kensington Place
    W8 7PP
  • Head: Mr Paul Cotter
  • T 020 7727 7637
  • F 020 7229 4628
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  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Kensington & Chelsea
  • Pupils: 359
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Early years provision Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 22nd 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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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. Not content to sit back on laurels and watch the RBKC high-steppers bid for a place by renting a house on the doorstep, he is currently implementing the local authority’s new entry...

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