Sunnyhill Primary School

Sunnyhill Rd, London, SW16 2UW

Primary & Nursery

Sunnyhill Primary School is a fully inclusive maintained primary school located in the heart of Streatham, Lambeth. Currently, we have 518 pupils on roll from Nursery to Year Six in 2-3 forms of entry. Our school population is really diverse with 59% of our population having English as an additional language, this percentage is made up of 40 different home languages. We also have 30% of our pupils with a special educational need or disability, ranging from those with profound needs to those with a single need in a specific area of learning. Additionally, we have 40% pupil premium.


At Sunnyhill, we proudly put our pupils at the centre of everything we do. We want them to know that this school is truly theirs, that their opinions are the most important ones we need to listen to; that we want them to have the very best experiences that we can offer them.


We are committed to always looking to provide our pupils with the best quality and the most creative opportunities that we can give them, that this offer remains the same and is consistent throughout the school; that we look for opportunities to work together as a community to achieve the very best for our pupils.


We know that parents are the most important people in our children’s lives and that we need to work together as parents and teachers to help our pupils develop into the best version of themselves that they can possibly be.


For us to do this we recognise the importance of being positive with each other, to not just listen to each other but to try and walk in each other’s shoes, to remember that we are always on the same side, no matter what, because we all want what’s best for our children.


We are extremely proud of our pupils and through pupil leadership, students have the chance to influence all aspects of school life. We want our children to know that we value their opinions and that their voices matter; that they can make a difference. We want them to know that this is their school, that they have an important part to play in leading it. The current pupil voice groups include: Student Council, Peer mediators, play leaders, eco-warriors and school ambassadors.


  • “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: 518
Ages: 3 - 11 years
Gender: Mixed
Type of School: Maintained School

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