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  • Latchmere School
    Latchmere Road
    Kingston
    Surrey
    KT2 5TT
  • Head: Mrs Julie Ritchie
  • T 020 8546 7181
  • F 020 8549 9182
  • E [email protected]
  • W latchmereschool.org
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Kingston-Upon-Thames
  • Pupils: 944
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • 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 Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 23rd January 2019
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 8th July 2009
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Art hits you in the face, quite literally, as you walk round the exuberantly decorated school, with pendulous stars in the year 2 corridor and a wonderful tissue jungle in the nursery. A cloud of billowy cherry blossom hovers over the playground, giving the place a newly-washed look, appropriate to the neat Tudor estate which it serves, north of Kingston town centre. Animated children buzz about in their blue uniforms...

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Headteacher

Since 2008, Julie Ritchie CertEd BPhilEd MSI SIP (Special) (late 50s). Hails from a proud Grimsby fishing family, but weighed anchor at an early age and headed for education instead. Previously at St Matthew’s CofE Primary School, and shortlisted for head of the year award. Before that, developed an expertise in special needs at Dysart special school in Surbiton, as well as inspecting schools for Ofsted. Most recently, oversaw the extension of Latchmere School to sponsor academy status, mentoring a school in nearby Twickenham with the Latchmere magic.

‘I’m very systems driven, very organised,’ she tells us, and clearly they work: one of the largest primary schools in the country and within the top 10 per cent academically. The coverted Outstanding stamp from Ofsted has recently been downgraded to a mere...

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Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

Latchmere School is a community school, and we aim to educate any child who lives in our community, whatever their barriers to learning as long as it does not hinder the education of the majority. Latchmere has a provision for high functioning KS2 pupils on the Autistic continuum (Topaz). This provision opened in 2008 and currently supports 4 pupils within KS2 as well as providing advice and support for the rest of the school. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

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Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

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.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

Children get into the school from here:

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