Camden primary schools perform above national average as seven more get ‘outstanding’ status

Updated: 23 January 2024.

Pupils at primary schools in Camden have exceeded expectations for reading, writing and maths, according to the latest national performance tables.

Seventy per cent of Camden’s primary school pupils have achieved expectations in the combined measure for reading, writing and maths at age 11, performing well above the 60 per cent national average. The official figures, which are based on tests taken by pupils in 2023, have been published by the Department for Education this month in their annual performance tables.

This comes as seven more borough primary schools received an outstanding grading by Ofsted last year bringing the total number of outstanding primary schools in Camden to almost 40%, while all other primary schools locally are rated good.

Kingsgate, Christ Church NW3, St Mary’s, Edith Neville, St Mary’s Kilburn, St Eugene de Mazenod Catholic and Eleanor Palmer primary schools all gained or retained outstanding status during their most recent Ofsted inspections in 2023.

Meanwhile, Great Ormond Street, Swiss Cottage and Frank Barnes special schools, which have primary-aged pupils, also received outstanding grades last year.

Councillor Marcus Boyland, Cabinet Member for Best Start for Children and Families

We’re proud of the excellent primary schools we have here in Camden. The brilliant and innovative teaching, coupled with a rich, creative and inclusive curriculum at our schools, means that they continue to perform consistently above the national and London average.

Well done to all our primary schools who work tirelessly to provide top quality education to our students and huge congratulations to the primary and special schools which received outstanding ratings in their 2023 Ofsted inspections.

Councillor Marcus Boyland, Cabinet Member for Best Start for Children and Families

Your child will be due to start primary school in September 2025 if they were born between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2021.

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