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Recent key stage II Sats (with 88 per cent of pupils reaching the expected standard in reading, writing and maths and many soaring above) put St. Joseph’s comfortably in the top tranche of primaries in an area known for its high-achieving outcomes. The turn-around has been achieved by purposeful leadership and teachers, who, like the head, have a can-do fervour. The most able challenged to work well above the expected. ‘My son goes up to the next year one day a week; they really push him along,’ said one parent. All, however, encouraged to try, try, and try again ...

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Executive Head

Since 2013, Karen Wyatt (40s) BSc, PGCE, NPQH. Educated at the Ursuline Convent in Ilford, then at Roehampton University, where she studied business and sport, ‘taking the plunge’ into teaching with a PGCE at Digby Stuart College. Worked for more than a decade at a St Helen’s Catholic Primary in Brixton, rising from student teacher to acting head, before taking over at St Joseph’s from an interim head who’d stepped in to smooth over a difficult patch. Has since fully cemented positive change, lauded by both Ofsted and the Diocese of Westminster for her exceptional leadership. Now splits her working week between St Joseph’s and St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary in Fulham. With a young daughter at the school, she still manages to squeeze in twice weekly netball and an annual pilgrimage...

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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.

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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.

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.

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