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  • Holy Trinity & St Silas
    Hartland Road
    NW1 8DE
  • Head: Ms Lorraine Dolan
  • T 020 7267 0771
  • F 020 7916 5881
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.holytrinit…
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Camden
  • Pupils: 210
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Early years provision Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 5th October 2021
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 14th March 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

All the arts are fundamental to the curriculum. Music is central to the school and one parent told us that music largely formed her decision to send her daughter there: ‘The school just feels amazing when you walk in. There is the sound of laughter and always someone playing the piano or another instrument.’ Painting even spills out into the large urban playground (underneath the rattling of the Camden overground train), where one inner-city wall has been reborn as a... 

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Since 2013, Lorraine Dolan (40s) BEd and masters in education, both from the University of North London. Her first job as an NQT in 1996 was at Holy Trinity and St Silas; ‘My plan was never to stay at the same school for long but to have an open mind.’ She stayed for 14 years, however, moving to become deputy head at St Paul's Catholic school in Wood Green, returning here when the headship came up.

Tall, with waist-long fair hair, Ms Dolan looks on first impression like someone who might be in the world of media rather than a primary school head teacher. Although softly spoken and friendly, this ex-convent school girl is definitely no pushover and hides a steely determination. It is a prerequisite for this job. Any weaker...

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