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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: 417
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: Autumn term
  • 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 7th March 2017
    • 2 Full inspection 14th 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..

Despite a recent Ofsted demotion from ‘outstanding’ to ‘good’, Tetherdown remains one of London’s top performing primary schools. The school follows the national curriculum but adds its own flourishes with a good emphasis on making learning fun - whether this be tricky Tudor recipes, studying maths with the help of a visiting Maths Clown or sharpening up those multiplication tables in Beat the Parents at Mental Maths. Plenty of stretching and thinking in all directions, whether in… 

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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 (late 40s). Started off teaching on his home turf of Solihull, West Midlands, at a ‘challenging’ primary school where he became music and art co-ordinator. He came to London in 1997 to work as head of juniors at Rushy Meadow Primary School in Sutton, where he stayed for the next four years. Following this he became deputy head at nearby Robin Hood Junior School, and then moved on to become head teacher of another local school, Warren Mead Junior - prior to his headship at Tetherdown. His work in Surrey also saw him as a local leader in education, supporting leaders of struggling local schools and as an additional Ofsted inspector.

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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.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

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