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  • Tetherdown Primary School
    Grand Avenue
    N10 3BP
  • Head: Annie Ashraf
  • 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: 411
  • 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 22nd September 2022
    • 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...

Welcome to Tetherdown Primary School, a haven for nurturing every child's potential within a warm and supportive community. Situated in the corner of Muswell Hill, bordered by Highgate Woods, a peaceful reservoir, and quiet residential streets, our school is a perfect setting for learning and growth. Our team of experienced and passionate educators is deeply committed to fostering academic excellence and personal development through a diverse and stimulating curriculum. At Tetherdown, we pride ourselves on being a closely-knit community where dedicated teachers, diligent support staff, eager children, engaged parents, and committed governors collaborate well. This synergy creates a dynamic and enriching educational experience. Our strong community values are the cornerstone of our school ethos, reflecting in every aspect of school life. Join us for a wonderful journey of learning and growth! ...Read more

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2023, Annie Ashraf, who holds a master’s degree in effective learning strategies and assessments from UCL. Strengths include research, e-learning, coaching, staff development and educational leadership.


This is a community primary school and apart from the usual prioritised categories (looked after children, exceptional social and medical need, siblings), proximity is all. In 2020, you had to live within half a mile of the gates to win one of the 60 coveted desks in the admissions lottery. The school runs guided tours (currently virtual) in the autumn term prior to entry and late arrivals also get a chance to look around throughout the year.

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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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