Streatham Wells Primary School

50 Palace Road, London, SW2 3NJ

We are a small, caring and friendly school where children flourish, where all our teachers have a commitment to learning and the wellbeing of all. Our school is like a large loving family where everyone is valued for their own unique talents. We provide a firm foundation for personal development. Our children leave us as happy, well-rounded individuals with a deep love of learning.

We are small and this is our biggest strength. We are ‘the village school in the city’. Being smaller means we are more agile and quick to respond. We can instantly apply smart problem solving and logical thinking.

We truly punch above our weight, always staying one step ahead, we are restless, we keep innovating, moving forward, ceaseless in working towards being the best we can be.

There is an energy of learning flowing freely throughout our school, a vibrant mix of ideas and creativity.
Our open-plan environment helps independence and confidence in our children. They move around the school at ease with each other, interacting and engaging, mixing with all age groups and all staff members. Older children help and become friends with younger children and vice versa.

We are resourceful; we use all our areas, spaces and facilities creatively, maximising them to their full potential.

We teach the whole child, not just academically, but socially and emotionally, building strength of character, resilience and determination

We empower our children to explore, learn and take risks through inspirational teaching delivered in a safe, nurturing environment.

We challenge our children and each other to try things that haven’t been done before, to be the very best we can.

This pioneering spirit is celebrated within our school. Pushing oneself and the boundaries in a safe environment creates a shared understanding with our children, building within them a sense of discovery, inquisitiveness, adventure and integrity.

As teachers, we are constantly inspired by our pupils and we are driven by their desire to succeed.

Parents are a vital part of our school and its community. They are actively involved in our initiatives, working together with staff as a team. Many governors are parents too, either with sons and daughters here currently or previously. We have been established for a long time, have a positive track record and a rich history with our community and neighbours. Our children are recognised in the community for the right reasons; they are well-behaved, friendly and kind individuals.

At Streatham Wells we create good citizens of the future, who are able to deal with all that life may present to them.


  • “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 - 5 years
Gender: Boys
Type of School: Academy

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