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Kentish Town school celebrates ‘outstanding’ inspection report

Ofsted says pupils get a 'truly remarkable learning experience'

29 January, 2018 — By Helen Chapman

The school’s teachers and teaching assistants celebrate their Ofsted report

A PRIMARY school is celebrating being judged “outstanding” by inspectors.

Ofsted officials said that Kentish Town Church of England Primary School, in Islip Street, provided “a truly remarkable learning ­experience”. Teachers, parents, governors and the children celebrated with cake last Wednesday afternoon.

Headteacher James Humphries said: “We made sure we told the inspectors what a complex school it is – there are nearly 30 children with a healthcare plan which makes it an unusual school. “It’s tough to work here but the staff here are incredible, they inspire me. They give their absolute 100 per cent and are very committed.”

Year 5 pupils, from left: Lexie, Kyrah, Anabeth, Ariam and Inaya

Assistant head Daniela Rader said: “What’s really special about Kentish Town is that it’s really inclusive. It’s an amazing place to work and that’s why I’m still here after 10 years.” The school was visited by the ­Ofsted inspectors in December.

Rachel Wrangham, a parent governor with three children who attend the school, said: “It feels like the right label for the school. I think we have all known the school is ­outstanding long before Ofsted said it. It’s really richly deserved. “This school is the way we want the world to be, rather than what the world is.”

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