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  • Hampden Gurney CofE Primary School
    13 Nutford Place
    W1H 5HA
  • Head: Mrs Evelyn Chua
  • T 020 7641 4195
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  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Westminster
  • Pupils: 240
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Open days: October annually
  • 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
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 8th May 2009
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 8th June 2006
  • 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, Mrs 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 focussed, dedicated and...

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