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  • North Ealing Primary School
    Pitshanger Lane
    W5 1RP
  • Head: Mrs Sally Flowers
  • T 020 8997 2653
  • F 020 8991 7609
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Ealing
  • Pupils: 656
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: School tours: October and November
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Early years provision Good 2
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
    • 1 Short inspection 26th January 2022
    • 2 Full inspection 20th September 2011

    Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.

  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 5th March 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

The community feel is palpable, with down-to-earth staff and pupils and lots of laughter. Nobody stands on ceremony here. In fact, nobody really notices you as there’s so much going on – a year 6 flash mob suddenly burst into spontaneous dance at breaktime during our visit, while every classroom and hall, along with many of the corridors, was buzzing with activity during lesson time. Nobody denies the move to three form entry hasn’t been challenging – the school was originally built for one class per year group. At times, it can feel like it’s bursting at the seams, but the head has ...

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Since 2014, Sally Flowers, previously deputy head. She joined the school as assistant head in 2011. Prior to that, she was an educational consultant for nine years and before that she taught in mainly London schools. Did a BA in anthropology and history at Kent, her PGCE at Sussex and an educational psychology degree via Open University. Particularly loved consultancy (‘I love training people’) but now happier being settled and making a difference in just one school.

And making a difference, she is. This head is on fire. Not afraid of taking risks, she is exacting yet laid back, forthright yet friendly and is all about the children. No ego whatsoever. ‘If the children are happy and know their rights, they can learn,’ she says. Parents like that’s she’s ‘a local...

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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.

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