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  • Montpelier Primary School
    Montpelier Road
    W5 2QT
  • Head: Mr Am Rai
  • T 020 8997 5855
  • F 020 8810 6702
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Ealing
  • Pupils: 682
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • 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. Year 2 work on portraits looked at what portraits can teach us rather than being merely an excuse to draw ourselves. Super project on Medusa – each child had made a Wanted poster with clever text. As socially diverse as any school in the capital. Around 55 per cent speak a language other than English at home – huge range of languages and cultures. Unusually strong music – 150+ learn an instrument in or after school...

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Since 2003, Am Rai (40s). BA in sociology, Birmingham Poly, MA in educational management and administration at University of London, Institute of Education. Married, two children. 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, and you can see why. He is a man of very clear vision and sound, liberal educational principles. He is highly articulate, straightforward and frank in conversation. In two hours’ conversation, we were wearied by no jargon, no pseudo-academic parroting, no political posturing – so refreshing. There is no disguising Mr Rai’s confidence and his ambition – both personal and, more overtly, for his pupils. The results are there for all to see. Montpelier’s most recent Ofsted – with only two...

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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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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.

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