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  • John Betts Primary School
    Paddenswick Road
    W6 0UA
  • Head: Miss Jessica Mair
  • T 020 8748 2465
  • F 020 8746 3571
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  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Pupils: 240
  • Religion: None
  • 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 29th June 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

A small, traditional establishment with old fashioned values. Feels like a village school, in the heart of Hammersmith. One current parent feels it is a great school for hard working children, though possibly not as good for those who are less academic and in need of plenty of physical activity. Others disagree and feel it is the best primary school in the area where ‘children feel safe because expectations are made clear. You know your child is going to get...

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Since 2015, Jessica Mair BA QTS NPQH (late 30s). After a degree in drama and education at Roehampton University, earned her teaching colours at London primaries from World’s End to the East End, before spending two years in Argentina, as deputy head of St Andrew’s Scots School: 'It was a very good experience, to be immersed in a different culture and way of thinking’. More recently, deputy head at Queens’ Manor Primary, where, as head of inclusion, she was responsible for its special needs unit. She describes herself as ‘a change agent’, which gave her the courage to take up the reins at John Betts after a popular predecessor’s 26 year tenure.

Visibly competent and professional in manner, she reveals the secret of her success: ‘If you find out what...

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