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  • Tetherdown Primary School
    Grand Avenue
    N10 3BP
  • Head: Mr Tony Woodward
  • T 020 8883 3412
  • F 020 8883 3414
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Haringey
  • Pupils: 420
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: Autumn term
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
    • 1 Short inspection 7th March 2017
    • 2 Full inspection 13th June 2013

    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 23rd March 2009
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

School’s vision statement is to have ‘a school where friendships thrive and children learn to discover a world of possibilities’, and parents are overwhelmingly positive about the atmosphere. ‘If you had an idea of a warm and nurturing primary school in your head, this is what it would be,’ said one. A lively topic-based curriculum is complemented by trips and visits. So those learning Mandarin (taught to all from year 3) also study China in geography, Chinese dance in PE, and enjoy an outing to a Chinese restaurant. The PE and sport...


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What the school says...

Tetherdown Primary School is a strong community devoted to providing your child with the very best experiences. We all work hard to support and encourage all children in a wide variety of ways. Our school benefits from dedicated teachers, committed support staff, motivated children, involved parents and a hard working governing body. All these groups work in partnership, each making an important contribution to the life of the school. ...Read more

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Since 2013, Tony Woodward BEd (music) (40s). Started as an infant teacher in a large primary school in the Midlands before moving south in 1997, where he worked in a number of schools specialising in music, art and gymnastics, becoming head of a Surrey primary school, as well as an Ofsted inspector. In his youth was a top-ranking gymnast competing in trampolining (top 10 in the UK and contender in the European championships). A ‘competent’ pianist (his own words), he holds a performers’ diploma from the London College of Music and also plays clarinet. ‘What I like about him,’ said one parent, ‘is he’s very nice and tries hard.’ Some feel, however, he could occasionally be a bit more receptive. ‘Parents just want to help and do good things,’ said one.


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