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  • St Saviour's CofE Primary School
    Shirland Road
    Maida Vale
    W9 2JD
  • Head: Elizabeth Granite
  • T 020 7084 6772
  • F 020 7641 6416
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Westminster
  • Pupils: 220
  • Religion: Church of England
  • 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 Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 1st November 2023
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 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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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2023, Elizabeth Granite, previously acting head and deputy head.


Heavily oversubscribed one-form entry school. Over 90 applicants for nursery and 140 for 30 reception places. Nursery is mornings only, though afternoons are available for a fee. No catchment area; pupils come from as far afield as Camden, Kentish Town, Kensal Rise and Harlesden. After the customary preference given to looked-after children, admission boils down to enthusiastic worship at one of two affiliated churches, St Saviour's and St Mary on Paddington Green. This means ‘at least three Sundays every month for at least a year before application’. Prospective parents might want to reconsider that sneaky lie-in every fourth Sunday, as admission is uncompromisingly awarded to the ‘most frequent worshippers’. And don’t even think of slacking off once you’ve got your foot in the door...

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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.

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