St Anne’s Catholic Primary School

6 Durham Street, London SE11 5JA

We are a two form entry Catholic primary school with a nursery, located in Vauxhall near the Oval Cricket Ground, just south of the Thames.

Our school is centred on Christ and his teachings of love, peace and justice, our aim being to let the light of Christ shine through and from every child and within our school.

‘St Anne’s is a warm and welcoming school with an exceptional Catholic ethos. Pupils flourish in its supportive and inclusive atmosphere… Pupils are happy and show exemplary behaviour in lessons and around the school.’ One of our pupils described St Anne’s as ‘a happy place - like rainbows and sunshine’ (S48 Diocesan Inspection Report – Sept 2016).

Pupils are engaged and focused on their learning. They are confident, and approach lessons with commitment and enthusiasm. They learn in a calm, friendly atmosphere. The school is a positive and welcoming place, where staff and pupils demonstrate respect for each other. Staff are proud to work at the school (Ofsted – May 2018).

All staff have the highest expectations of every child in every area – the children’s learning, their attitude, their behaviour and the presentation of themselves and their work. The children are taught to be respectful to all adults as well as their peers, to be resilient when things go wrong and to reflect on and take responsibility for their actions. These values and skills are critical for later life and thus need to be learnt and embedded when young.

The focus in all lessons is the quality of learning for every pupil to ensure that progress in learning is maximised at all times. The atmosphere in the school is calm and caring, yet happy and energised.

You will be able to find all of the key information about the school on the school website.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Do contact the office should you wish to be taken on a tour of the school where you will be able to experience life at St Anne’s for yourself!


  • “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: 407
Ages: 3 - 11 years
Gender: Mixed
Type of School: Voluntary Aided

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