Reay Primary School

Hackford Road, London, SW9 0EN

Reay Primary School is a one form entry school based in the heart of Lambeth, South London. The school caters for pupils from aged 3-11. The population of the school is very diverse with 48% of the pupils speaking English as a second language and 48% entitled to pupil premium funding.

Reay Primary School is an exciting, stimulating and creative primary school. We believe that ‘there is no full stop to learning’ for adults and children alike and work hard to ensure that our school continues to move forward.

With the help of our pupils, staff, parents and community we aim to stand out from the crowd by delivering an education that allows our pupils to have an infectious enthusiasm for learning and are well prepared for their next stage of their schooling.

Our vision is to enable children to become lifelong learners by creating a safe and inclusive learning environment that nurtures individuality and enhances potential

Our values:


  • We’re imaginative - we’re creative thinkers and doers

  • We’re curious - we encourage inquisitiveness and risk taking

  • We’re proud - we take pride in our school and want everyone to succeed

  • We’re courageous - we understand that we learn from our mistakes

  • We’re original - we celebrate difference


‘…enabling children to become lifelong learners…’

We aim to embed current practice and introduce new initiatives which will enable our children to continue acquiring learning skills which will stay with them for life. In doing so we also aim to ensure that we maintain our school’s record of excellent academic achievement where pupils meet at least national expectations at key assessments, and benchmark rigorously against similar local schools, whilst ensuring learning is fun and engaging.

“…creating a safe and inclusive learning environment…”

We aim to continue to provide a learning environment which is safe, secure and enriched for pupils and staff, enabling all to participate, question and experiment, so that children are confident to take risks and make mistakes in their learning to allow them to progress.

We will have a clear focus on ensuring this environment benefits all pupils in our diverse school community, irrespective of ethnic or economic background, to ensure nobody is left behind.

We are developing our programme for emotional literacy in the school to support all children, not just pupils with Special Educational Needs.

“… that nurtures individuality and enhances potential…”

As well as achieving excellent academic performance, we also want to provide the children at Reay with a diverse set of curricular and extra-curricular activities to enrich their school experience and help them stand out from the rest. We will therefore continue to develop our arts and outdoor learning programmes.


  • “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.

Ages: 3 - 11 years
Gender: Mixed
Type of School: Foundation

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