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  • John Betts Primary School
    Paddenswick Road
    W6 0UA
  • Head: Miss Jessica Mair
  • T 020 8748 2465
  • F 020 8746 3571
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Pupils: 208
  • Religion: None
  • Open days: We run parent tours on Tuesday mornings at 10.00am, contact the office for more information and to book a place.
  • 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 3rd November 2021
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 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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What The Good Schools Guide says


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 Queen's 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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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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