St Jude’s Church of England Primary School

Regent Road, Herne Hill, London SE24 0EL

St Jude’s is a one form entry primary school nestled in the centre of Herne Hill, where the Christian ethos is at the heart of all that we achieve.  Because we are a small, friendly school, children are able to develop a strong sense of belonging within our special community. Our curriculum is exciting and aspirational.  It provides children with the opportunity to explore, enquire and reflect.  Children not only flourish academically but also through creative arts, music and sport.  St Jude’s achieves excellent results that are well above the national and local averages.

In the summer of 2018 we were awarded an outstanding grade in our SIAMS inspection – where the inspectors noted that our school is “incredibly inclusive, peaceful and happy.”  We have also been awarded the Inclusion Quality Mark and On Line Safety Mark.

Every day we enjoy our newly opened Creative Learning Hub, which is a large purpose built space for our daily breakfast club and after school club, as well as providing an excellent teaching space for food technology, music and art lessons.

We run a highly successful NQT programme with other Church of England Primary Schools – which has been carefully tailored to the needs of newly qualified teachers - so that they are supported with high quality training to begin their careers in Lambeth.    We are also part of The Windmill Cluster of Schools – a highly effective and successful collaboration with ten other local primary and secondary schools.  All of our staff benefit from training, support and professional development through this collaboration. Staff at all levels receive bespoke training, including support staff who are inspired to become an expert in an area linked to their role.

We offer a huge range of after school clubs and provision – including ukulele, netball, football, fun and games and arts and crafts.  We are hugely successful in local sports tournaments including netball, football and cricket.

We enjoy the support of a very active PTA who raise funds and organise a range of events and activities throughout the year, and our school governors are supportive and visit our school regularly.  We enjoy close links with St Matthew’s Church and Herne Hill Baptist Church where we celebrate Christmas and Easter Services.

We have free car parking available to staff, and there are excellent transport links from Herne Hill and Brixton.

To find out more visit: www.st-judes.lambeth.sch.uk, find us on Twitter @stjudeslambeth  or call to arrange a, visit where we will be happy to share more.  We look forward to meeting you!

Miss Alexandra New

Headteacher


  • “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: 210
Ages: 5 - 11 years
Gender: Mixed
Type of School: Voluntary Aided

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