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  • Montpelier Primary School
    Montpelier Road
    Ealing
    London
    W5 2QT
  • Head: Mr Am Rai
  • T 020 8997 5855
  • F 020 8810 6702
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.montpelierschool.net
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Ealing
  • Pupils: 682
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: Reception and Nursery tours (admission September 2021)
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Early years provision 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 14th March 2012
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 26th September 2006
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Lots of imaginative cross-curricular learning: displays everywhere are evidence of lively thinking and teaching.'Montpelier make their goals very clear.'  As socially diverse as any school in the capital. Around 65 per cent speak a language other than English at home – huge range of languages and cultures. Unusually strong music – 146+ learn an instrument in or after school. Not much room for slacking here ...

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Headteacher

Since 2003, Am Rai (50s). BA in sociology, Birmingham Poly, MA in educational management and administration at University of London, Institute of Education. Very experienced head who had already worked in seven London state primaries prior to his arrival at Montpelier. He had been twice seconded to rescue failing schools - one that was set to fail six weeks before an Ofsted inspection. It passed. However, rather than thinking of himself as some great saviour, he says with a degree of humility that ‘you take with you a footfall of strategies that have proved successful.’ Teaching was almost an inevitability for this head with a history of teachers in his family – both parents no less.

‘A bit of a strange fish’ one parent referred to him as (rather affectionately)....

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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

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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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