Herbert Morrison Primary School

Hartington Road, London SW8 2HP

Herbert Morrison is a one form entry primary school with a Nursery Class.

We are a small school with an inclusive, supportive family attitude and a commitment to excellence. We ensure high expectations are maintained by enabling our children and staff to develop the enthusiasm and confidence to learn and achieve.

Staff are professional and committed to ensuring that individuals are valued and reach their full potential. We strive for the best outcomes and progress for all.

We welcome and support Newly Qualified Teachers (NQT) and offer a fully comprehensive NQT programme of fortnightly Continues Professional Development (CPD) through the Lambeth Teaching School Alliance. This includes visiting other local schools, as well as sessions from lead professionals in Lambeth.

We are Ofsted graded as ‘Outstanding’ in all areas. We are an Inclusion Quality Mark Centre of Excellence and have the Rights Respecting Schools Award as Gold.

Ofsted 2016:
‘The highly innovative curriculum is varied and engages pupils’ interest. Behaviour is outstanding.’
‘Parents’ views about the school are all extremely positive.’

Inclusion Quality Mark (IQM) 2017:
‘The sense of cohesive and effective teamwork is tangible, and strongly contributes to the school’s success.’

Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) 2018:
‘There was evidence of very strong respectful relationships between children, between adults and between children and adults.’

We aim to serve the community by providing an education of high quality.

The school is part of the Wyvern Federation which provides our staff with a strong network of colleagues to continue to develop teaching and learning, and provides our staff with strong opportunities for CPD. The school values the importance of high quality staff supporting learners and provides additional non-class based teaching staff to support learning across the school.

Herbert Morrison Primary School works closely within the local community. We have formed strong links with the South Bank Centre, Ben Hollioake Learning Centre at the Oval Cricket Ground and Art4Space; a local arts-based charity. We are the host school for ‘In Harmony’, providing specialist music tuition for all of our children who regularly perform in school and for the local community.

Come and see for yourself

We are not in the congestion zone. We have a school based car park and easy transport access for staff convenience. We are equidistant from Stockwell Tube Station and Vauxhall Train, Bus and Tube Station. We are very close to the new Nine Elms tube station opening in 2020.

We highly recommend that you visit our school; come and see the children, meet the staff and enjoy our gardens.
Please contact the school office at [email protected] or call 0207 720 3439 for further details or to arrange a visit.


  • “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: 220
Ages: 3 - 11 years
Gender: Boys
Type of School: Maintained School

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