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  • North Primary School
    Meadow Road
    Southall
    UB1 2JE
  • Head: Ms Nicola Forster
  • T 020 8571 7749
  • F 020 8574 0629
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.northprimary.co.uk
  • 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..

Visitors are greeted at the door by a colourful montage of art, reflecting the diversity of the school, with a collage of religious symbols served up on paper plates, and an appliqué wallhanging of local landmarks, from the famous Southall water tower to shops selling Asian sweets. In the reception class exotic instruments lay ready to play at one of the many school celebrations: Eid, Easter, Diwali, Holi, Chinese new year; ‘It’s one big party,’ laughs the head. 

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Headteacher

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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*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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