What people say

Our most recent OFSTED report was in 2015 judging us good with many exceptional areas.

Ofsted 2015:
“Leaders and governors are highly ambitious for the school and its pupils.”

“Disabled pupils and those with special educational needs do exceptionally well because leadership of this area is outstanding.”

“The work the school does to keep pupils safe is outstanding.”

“Pupils show each other exceptionally high levels of respect and behave well around the school, for example playtimes and lunchtimes are calm and harmonious.”

“Pupils behave exceptionally well around the school.”

“Disabled pupils and those with special educational needs make rapid and sustained progress from their starting points.”

“Staff work exceptionally well with parents. The parents inspectors spoke to were extremely positive about the school.”

“The school’s unwavering commitment to equal opportunities is borne out by the fact that different groups within school do equally well… Positive relationships are the norm in school.”

Email from Gunnar Pettersson (former governor of the school) who met one of our groups of children on a school trip:
“I’m writing to say how impressed I was with the children from “Carlton Primary School”. They were so enthusiastic, chatting away happily, but without making too much noise […]. They listened to the helpers and followed instructions really well, and they gladly gave up their seats when elderly passengers got on. Bright and sparky, curious and fun – it was a really good advert for the school!”

Parent Survey July 2016

100% of respondents would recommend Carlton Primary School to other families.

Emma Farkas – Beanstalk Reading Helper July 2017

I have enjoyed my time as a reading helper at Carlton enormously over the past 5 years. Every child is individual,  however , what is consistent is that each pupil is polite and eager and willing to learn. It really has been a pleasure to help them.

Francesca Cappelli (Camden Futures Co-ordinator)
“You are an amazing school and you should be really proud of the amazing work you do with so many families!” (July 2015)

Parent of a pupil in Year 6 (who had been identified as having SEN up into KS2, no longer categorised owing to accelerated progress and age related achievement) said: “This school is like the John Lennon song – Imagine – all the people living life in peace… the world will be as one. What a beautiful school. Everyone belongs here. Thank you.” (July 2015)

Parent survey comments Summer 2015: I am very grateful to all Carlton staff for the amazing help they have given my children in their individual classes and to all of us as a family. Belonging to Carlton school, as children and families, is a very enriching experience!

Parent survey comments Summer 2015: My daughter has had excellent teachers and has progressed confidently and well.

Parent survey comments Summer 2015: My son is very happy and has had very progress this year in literacy… he couldn’t do better. I think the staff are very friendly and helpful to all the pupils.

Andrew Read – Consultant and Ofsted Inspector said:
“This is clearly a special school: leadership is strong, the pupils recreate a global village representative of the enormous range of nationalities from which they originate, and the teachers are highly committed. PS: Would I want a child of my own to attend this school? Yes, yes, yes!” (Jan 2014)

Achievement for All Quality Mark Accreditation Review stated:
“An inclusion team monitors the progress of SEND pupils and evaluates the impact of teaching and targeted interventions. As a consequence of this drive for progress many SEND pupils are on track for 3 sublevels of progress per year.” (Dec 2011)

Camden Award for Inclusion – Neil Smith – SEND and Inclusion and Una McCall – EYFS Consultant said:
“We believe that other schools can learn from what you are doing and take back to their leadership teams, governing body, classrooms and playgrounds.” (Nov 2012)

Chris Wormald, Education Permanent Secretary, and Brian Lamb OBE Chair of Achievement for All 3A’s came to Carlton Primary School and said:
“I was delighted to visit Carlton School to see the great work being carried out by the school and Achievement for All – an invaluable project which is helping some of our most vulnerable and disadvantaged children realise their potential. The great strides of progress being made here at Carlton Primary School just goes to show what is possible when pupils are given the support they need to strive.”

School Awards

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“The school is very nice and the adults are very caring”

Ismail, Year 6

“There are many fun and interesting lessons”

Anika, Year 6

“Carlton is very helpful: I learnt English in less than 3 months!”

Paul, Year 6

“Carlton Primary School is a great place to achieve an excellent career and future.”

Sufi, Year 6

“Carlton is a really enjoyable school with lots of fun lessons”

Maesha, Year 6
Phone: 0207 485 1947
Fax: 0207 485 1482
Carlton Primary School
Grafton Road, London, NW5 4AX