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  • William Tyndale Primary School
    Upper Street
    N1 2GG
  • Head: Ms Tanya Watson
  • T 020 7226 6803
  • F 020 7288 1167
  • E [email protected]…
  • W www.williamtyn…
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Islington
  • Pupils: 450
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness 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 21st March 2013
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 4th October 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Classes named after famous children’s authors (Morpurgo, Rosen, Dahl, etc) and class assemblies give plenty of opportunity to explore their namesakes. Lewis class, for example, not only delivered fascinating facts about the author of the Narnia books, but wrote its own wintry poems. Art is ‘exceptional’, ‘inspirational’, ‘really wonderful, chorused parents. The school has its own art block and artist in residence.  A rare primary school with a floodlit football pitch... 

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What the school says...

Converted to an academy 2012

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2005, Tanya Watson BMus NPQH (50s). She was raised in America (there’s still a suspicion of an accent), then trained as a concert pianist at the Royal Academy of Music. While developing her performance career, she started taking pupils, and was so taken with teaching she decided to commit full time. Undoubtedly a good decision for William Tyndale, since, over the past decade or so, she’s carefully nurtured this always popular primary into one of the borough’s star attractions. Articulate, organised and capable, she’s at the gates every day and is widely admired. ‘She’s a very strong leader and provides a real sense of order and reassurance,’ said one parent. ‘She’s both very approachable and a little bit formidable,’ said another. What parents particularly respect about her, however, is her commitment to extending...

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Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

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.

For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained

Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

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.

Children get into the school from here:

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quite often
sometimes, but not in this year

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