St Andrew’s Catholic Primary School

Polworth Road Streatham SW16 2ET

St. Andrew’s Catholic Primary School is the hidden gem of Streatham! At St Andrew’s we strive to ensure all of our children achieve their full social, moral and academic potential. We endeavour to create a wonderful environment that is innovative, stimulating and inspiring for children and staff alike.

St. Andrew’s offers a supportive and comprehensive induction programme for NQTs. The successful candidate will be well supported with training and guidance in order to develop their skills and expertise in a wonderful school. All Newly Qualified Teachers will be assigned an experienced mentor and we always place our Newly Qualified Teachers alongside inspirational teachers, who provide excellent support and mentoring, in addition to the guidance provided by all members of the School Leadership Team.

As well as offering excellent in-house provision for NQTs, we also work with the Lambeth Teaching School Alliance (LTSA) in order to provide an accredited NQT Induction programme. We are committed to using the supportive structure of LTSA to train and nurture future teachers and leaders for our school. All of the NQT provisions offered by St. Andrew’s produces teachers who are well prepared for the demands, and rewards, of the teaching profession.

If working as part of a deeply committed team in a great school sounds appealing; come and join us teaching these fabulous children!

We are also looking for a candidate who:


  • has the potential to be an excellent classroom teacher, able to teach within a range of age groups 3-11

  • has high expectations for all pupils

  • has energy and initiative

  • enjoys life and has a sense of humour

  • is keen to develop and learn with and from others

  • has strengths and ideas they want to share with us.


Here are some of the exciting events that have happened at St. Andrew’s in the last twelve months…
Author book signing, Olympic Gold Medallist visit, trip to World War One battlefields in France and Belgium, Sports Days, Mother’s Day afternoon tea, Father’s Day Reading afternoon, Bedtime Stories, Peace Walks, School Journey to Somerset, Scientist Day – the list goes on!

For a real flavour of what it would be like to work at St. Andrew’s, be sure to visit our Twitter account https://twitter.com/StAndrewsSW16 - @standrewssw16

Candidates do not have to be Catholic to work at St. Andrew’s, but must support the Catholic ethos and values of the school.

Informal visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please telephone the school office to make an appointment. Please email the Deputy Headteacher, Mr Joshua Levenson – [email protected] – for further information.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a criminal record check via the DBS.


  • “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: 450
Ages: 5 - 11 years
Gender: Mixed
Type of School: Voluntary Aided

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