Vauxhall Primary School

Vauxhall Street, London, SE11 5LG


Excellence and enjoyment – two words that best describe what being part of Vauxhall Primary School is all about. A deep understanding of the needs of our pupils shapes the provision we offer. It is a continuous endeavour for all of our staff to know our pupils well. We strive to deliver a relevant, engaging and rigorous curriculum through a culture of high expectations and a consistent demand for excellence. We do not rest until good becomes better and better becomes best.

Vauxhall serves a range of pupils who represent the diversity of the local area. We have experienced staff that all share the outstanding ambitions for the school. Vauxhall is well regarded by parents and some of their contributions have helped to shape the priorities and direction of the school.  The most recent Ofsted inspection graded the school as Outstanding in all areas. In addition to the importance of academic achievement, the school seeks to provide many opportunities for pupils to develop interests and talents in the arts, sports and environmental education. The behaviour of our pupils is outstanding as a result of a positive ethos, the Vauxhall Core Values, a focus on enjoyment and an expectation of participation and contribution by everyone connected to the school.

We take full advantage of our high quality partnerships to enrich and enhance our pupils’ experience of school. This may be through performance opportunities with, for example, The Russian Ballet, English Touring Opera or collaboration with other schools in the Wyvern Federation. Our pupils take pride in our sporting excellence, having won accolades in cricket, netball, football, tri-golf, tennis, athletics and many more.

In 2016, Vauxhall was named The TES Primary School of the Year for “its extremely high expectations and ambitious and inspirational delivery of an exciting curriculum. Children achieve highly and foster a deep love of learning.”  Ann Mroz, Editor, TES, commented: “Vauxhall Primary School is an outstanding example of excellence in education, demonstrating a relentless drive to innovate and improve…”

We are a National Support School and a recognised Teaching School. Such status enables us to share best practice with colleagues all over the country and for our staff to learn from them. We are a highly innovative school and we value collaboration at all levels.  We also have the UNICEF Rights Respecting School’s Award Gold standard (August 2018), demonstrating that Vauxhall is a school where pupils are respected, their talents are nurtured and they are able to thrive.  These values are embedded in daily school life and give pupils the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives, and to be responsible, active citizens.

Pupils, staff, visitors and members of the community, comment on our distinct “family feel”. Our “Vauxhall family” is every member of the school community.  We embrace and celebrate our diversity, enjoy the loyalty and support of our families, and always look after each other.  We look forward to any future involvement you may have as a parent, colleague, visitor or friend of Vauxhall.

Vauxhall benefits from being part of the Wyvern Federation of Schools; four ‘Outstanding’ schools all within walking distance that provide mutual support and share their expertise with each other.

Number of Pupils: 220
Ages: 3 - 11 years
Gender: Mixed
Type of School: Foundation

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