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  • St Paul's Catholic Primary School, Thames Ditton
    Hampton Court Way
    Thames Ditton
    KT7 0LP
  • Head: Mrs M F Johnson
  • T 020 8398 6791
  • F 020 8398 6080
  • E [email protected]…
  • W www.stpauls-th…
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Surrey
  • Pupils: 389
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Open days: July, November
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 2
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 2
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
    • 1 Short inspection 24th April 2018
    • 2 Full inspection 17th January 2014

    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: Outstanding on 18th March 2008
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

She knows all the children by name - and promises to keep this up even when the school has doubled in size. As it is, parents wonder at her grasp of all the smallest details of their lives, and the praise continues - 'she's fantastic - the school is as good as it is because of her.' High praise from parents for an able and effective teaching staff. 'Every time we change classes we say we wish we could have that teacher again – and then the next one is just another delight,' said a mother who has had children at the school for many years....

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2018, Olivia DeMorais, previously deputy and acting head, who held the fort after the retirement in March 2018 of Fionnuala Johnson, head for nearly 28 years.


Heavy oversubscription has allowed funding for expansion from single to two-form entry. School accepts 60 children per year and the pressure has eased up a little - but Catholic families whose children have been baptised (and you need the certificates to prove it) still take 99 per cent of the places. The school serves the parishes of Cobham, Esher and Thames Ditton, a mostly white, middle-class lot. It is non-selective academically - regular church attendance will get you a long way.

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