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  • North Primary School
    Meadow Road
    UB1 2JE
  • Head: Ms Nicola Forster
  • T 020 8571 7749
  • F 020 8574 0629
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  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Ealing
  • Pupils: 420
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: July; contact school for others
  • 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 2nd May 2018
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 20th November 2006
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Drawing from an area between Hanwell and Heathrow airport, and home to a large Asian community, Southall is famed for its productive and hard-working ethos. ‘There are very high expectations from parents and teachers’ said the head. The reception and year 1 classes on the ground floor enjoy direct access to the playground, where there is an outdoor classroom, as well as a giant number square and Snakes and Ladders, painted onto the tarmac. Indoors the classes are peppered with scarlet tables and chairs...

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2015, Nicola Forster BA NPQH PGDip (mid 40s). With a personal pedigree from the best Ealing schools, Ms Forster took a degree in geography and education at Roehampton, before beginning work in the first (of eight) London primary schools. She was promoted from acting head at Hathaway Primary to head at Ryefield Primary, Uxbridge, before joining North Primary, following its troubled spell making headlines over the solar eclipse. Inspired to teach by her mother’s example, ‘I learnt from an early age how you could influence children’s lives through teaching,’ she is at ease in her trainers and sportswear (‘I’ll put on a dress for the town hall!’) despite having just run four times round the neighbouring sports fields with the children for Sports Relief.

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