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  • Fox Primary School
    Kensington Place
    W8 7PP
  • Head: Emma Madden
  • 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: 471
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • 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 11th October 2023
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 21st October 2009
  • 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

Head of school

Since 2013, Emma Madden BA (Cantab) MA (IoE). Joined Fox from Avondale Park Primary in 2007, swiftly rose through the ranks of assistant, deputy, then associate head. Married with two children, husband works as an environmental campaigner. To call Ms Madden purposeful is an understatement; more like a human dynamo. She takes great pride in the school’s training record, and is at the door every afternoon, keen, committed and capable; but don’t expect a relaxing chat over coffee.


LA managed, prioritising looked after children, exceptional need, siblings and children of staff. Then by random allocation within priority area, which extends from Chepstow Villas to Kensington High Street, from Kensington Palace Gardens to Holland Park, including more billionaires' basements than you can shake a stick at, and a small local authority housing estate. Some...

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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

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.

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