Ashmole Primary School

Ashmole Street London SW8 1NT


Ashmole is an ‘Outstanding’ one form entry primary school with an excellent track record in supporting the professional development of its staff team. As a strategic partner of the Lambeth Teaching Schools’ Alliance and a Department for Education accredited deliverer of nationally recognised leadership training programmes, teachers are provided with opportunities to develop as outstanding classroom practitioners and as future school leaders. The school has an excellent track record of successful NQT induction and in promoting staff from within the school to leadership positions.

The Ashmole team is made up of around 30 staff including teachers, teaching assistants and support staff who take great pride in being part of the Ashmole community. Whatever their role, staff share a determination to provide the best possible opportunities and outcomes for Ashmole pupils at every stage of their learning.

Ashmole benefits from being part of the Wyvern Federation of Schools; four ‘Outstanding’ schools all within walking distance that provide mutual support and share their expertise with each other.

A determination to deliver the best academic outcomes for each pupil whilst providing excellent opportunities for them to discover their talents in the wider curriculum is central to the school’s work. There are established partnerships with a number of high quality organisations including the National Theatre, Surrey Cricket Club and The London Russian Ballet School. Music plays a central part of life at Ashmole and through its long standing partnership with London Music Masters the school fully funds every pupil in Year 1 and Year 2 to learn the violin or the cello.

Ashmole is a community school and the welcoming and inclusive environment attracts families from many cultures and backgrounds. The school successfully provides for a wide range of learners including those with Special Educational Needs as well as more able pupils who achieve standards that are greater than those expected nationally in their academic subjects. Visitors typically comment on the positive behaviour of Ashmole pupils both in and out of lessons.

In 2018, Ashmole was amongst the first Lambeth schools to be accredited with the UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Gold Award. Ashmole was the winner of the London Evening Standard’s ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ in 2016 and has been judged as ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by OFSTED:

  • “Pupils’ behaviour is second to none. They are eager to learn. They are kind, confident, articulate young people. They respect those from all backgrounds and heritages.”
  • “The school’s values are shared by its whole community. Pupils leave Ashmole exceptionally well prepared to take their place in society as fully rounded citizens.”
  • “All adults share the drive to raise pupils’ aspirations and provide them with extensive chances to take responsibility and to think for themselves.”
  • “Adults are caring. Children are kept safe. Adults all know each child and provide for their individual needs extremely well.”

The school is easily reached from most areas of London being situated in Kennington and only minutes away from Oval Underground Station.

Visits to the school are always welcome.

Number of Pupils: 230
Ages: 3 - 11 years
Gender: Mixed
Type of School: Community

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