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.


  • “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.


  • “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.

Holmewood Nursery school is situated in Central Lambeth, off Brixton Hill.  The school is located in a densely populated area of contrasting households in terms of culture, ethnicity, and socio-economic status.


Holmewood provides education for children in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), with 95 full time equivalent places in the main nursery (2 - 4 year olds) and 12 full time equivalent places in the two year old provision.  The school's intake is very culturally diverse with a high percentage of children from mixed, or Black-British / Caribbean / African backgrounds. Nearly half of the children speak English as an additional language, with many at the early stages of learning English.


Holmewood is federated with Maytree and Triangle Nursery Schools.  As a Federated Nursery School, Holmewood is led by an Executive Head Teacher, Head of School and teachers working with other qualified early years practitioners. Holmewood offers highly inclusive education with qualified and caring staff.  It has rich and varied indoor and outdoor learning environments that allow children to play and be active in developing and acquiring new skills and knowledge; children are well motivated and are thoroughly absorbed in their learning.


They are encouraged to experiment and explore and children are very well challenged to enable them to take risks safely and develop their own problem solving skills. Outdoor learning is supported through the Natural Thinkers curriculum and an extensive allotment.


Each child is allocated a Key Person, one of our skilled early years educators or teachers. They get to know the children in their group very well and work in collaboration with their parents. Teachers and practitioners support, encourage and facilitate learning opportunities so that children are happy, confident and independent learners.


All teachers and practitioners have a thorough understanding of children’s early learning and development and the early years foundation stage and understand the importance of working together with parents and other professionals.


At Holmewood, we believe in investing in professional development and bespoke training to meet individual needs so that all teachers and practitioners feel motivated and committed to the continuing success of the school.


Visits to the school can be arranged by contacting the school office.

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

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