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  • St Saviour's CofE Primary School
    Shirland Road
    Maida Vale
    W9 2JD
  • Head: Ms Lindsey Woodford
  • T 020 7641 6414
  • F 020 7641 6416
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  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Westminster
  • Pupils: 240
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Early years provision Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 17th October 2008
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Small side garden growing potatoes, rhubarb and herbs and we even spotted the head’s mum who had popped in to tend the plants. Truly a family-oriented school. STEAMco was a concept some parents had seen at a festival. It’s now an annual day when lessons are suspended and every corner of the school is given over to different creative activities such 3D printing, learning the ukulele, an apothecary’s garden, dance, sculpture, making furniture out of newspaper, launching home-made rockets, cooking...

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Since 1994, Ms Lindsey Woodford, BA in education from London University. A warm, humorous, approachable woman with none of the lofty airs that waft around some heads. ‘She’s fun and she’s ballsy, but she’s strict. It’s a winning combination.’ Happy to muck in, she even joined a team of parents in a sponsored swim to raise £12k to Astroturf the playground. ‘I don’t know many other headteachers who’d don a wetsuit and swim 3.5km in the Thames. She’s pretty game.’ Her office, far from being a scary place, is crammed with 100-200 soft toys which have colonised every available surface. She is ably assisted by Ripley, her border terrier, who is adored by the children. Pupils who have done well (or are perhaps just feeling a bit glum) are occasionally awarded ‘Ripley Time’, which...

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