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  • Our Lady of Victories Primary School
    1 Clarendon Drive
    SW15 1AW
  • Head: Anna Madden
  • T 020 8788 7957
  • F 020 8785 0450
  • E info@ourladyofvic…
  • W www.ourladyofv…
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Wandsworth
  • Pupils: 195
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Open days: September, October and November
  • 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 Outstanding 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 9th March 2022
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 15th May 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

The school has strong links with the parish – it celebrates a number of religious festivals and the local priest visits the school regularly. At Holy Communion, children process from school to church, a day rounded off with a visit to the ice cream van. Creative writing is strong and pupils do variety of science, history and geography projects each term. Older children practise verbal and non-verbal reasoning for the Wandsworth 11+ tests and are taught how to write timed essays. Impressive PE programme offers a range of sporting activities...

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head Teacher

Since April 2019, Anna Madden, previously interim head.


Priority to Catholics in all categories; siblings only get preference if parents still regular worshippers. Ballot allocation decides places in inevitable event of oversubscription. Places sometimes come up in the older age groups (usually due to families moving away from London), so it’s worth contacting the school for occasional vacancies.

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Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

Class teachers automatically differentiate all work presented to the children, and in this way the less able are supported and the more able are extended and challenged. Where the class teacher feels the child is not making appropriate progress, the advice and support of the special needs teacher is sought. At this stage the child may well be withdrawn from class two or three times a week for small group help. This help and support is offered in literacy and/or numeracy. Children who receive extra support in this way are placed on the special needs register, so that their progress may be tracked and evaluated. The school has the services of an educational psychologist, who visits each half term and can assess individual pupils and meet with parents.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

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.

For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained

Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

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.

Children get into the school from here:

most years
quite often
sometimes, but not in this year

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