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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, Mr 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...

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