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  • Hampden Gurney CofE Primary School
    13 Nutford Place
    W1H 5HA
  • Head: Mrs Evelyn Chua
  • T 020 7641 4195
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Westminster
  • Pupils: 221
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Open days: October annually
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Early years provision Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 2nd February 2023
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 8th May 2009
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

All undergo a thorough-going programme of aspiration raising. ‘We inspire the children because we accept that every child has got ability somewhere and can achieve,’ says the head. After-school clubs maintain the focus and set sights high. Design club, for example, is intended for ‘future engineers, architects and artists,’ while journalism club lays the ground for the next generation of Fleet Street’s finest. Weekly music club run by professional musicians...

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Since 1997, Evelyn Chua (50s). Born in a small town in Malaysia, Mrs Chua came to England to do her A levels at boarding school, before proceeding to study piano at the Royal Academy of Music. After a postgraduate degree in music education in the US and a brief stint as a classroom teacher, she took on her first headship at Hampden Gurney, when it had the lowest attendance of any primary in Westminster. The school is now one of the borough’s most oversubscribed, and Mrs Chua’s super-head status been widely recognised both by parents (‘She’s like the leader of a ship, you can approach her with any problem’) and her professional colleagues (she received a Teaching Awards’ Leadership Trust Award for School Leadership). Strongly motivated by her faith, she’s focused, dedicated and slightly...

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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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