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About Our School

About our School

In this section you can learn about who we are as a staff team and church community, about our school vision and Christian ethos and about our results in academic achievement and school inspections as well as our focus for school improvement.

Click on any of the links on the right to take you directly to the relevant section of the website.

If you have any questions about any aspect of school life, please don’t hesitate to contact us by telephone on 020 7435 4135, by email at admin@hampsteadprim.camden.sch.uk or by letter addressed to:

Hampstead Parochial CE School
Holly Bush Vale
Heath Street
London NW3 6TX

Who’s Who

Everyone involved with Hampstead Parochial School – the leadership, the staff, the governors and the clergy – are committed to nurturing our children and putting learning at the heart of everything we do.

Please click here for our staff list.

Please click here for information about our school governors.


St John at Hampstead

We enjoy very strong links with the clergy and parishioners of the parish church of St. John-at-Hampstead and we have done so since the late eighteenth century.

Our children make regular visits to the church for worship and learning and very much enjoy being part of the St John’s parish family.

To find out more about the parish church of St. John-at-Hampstead, please visit their website here.



In this section you will find details of children’s achievements at the end of Key Stage 1 and 2 and the outcome of the Year 1 Phonics Screening check. You will also find the data published by the Department For Education and Ofsted.

Key stage 2 results 2018
Average progress scores in reading 5.51


Average progress scores in writing 5.06


Average progress scores in maths


Average ‘scaled scores’ in reading 112


Average ‘scaled scores’ in maths 111


% of pupils who achieved the expected standard or above in reading, writing and maths 100
%  of pupils who achieved a high level of attainment in reading, writing and maths 46
Key stage 1 results 2018
% of pupils who achieved the expected standard or above in reading  87
% of pupils who achieved the expected standard or above in writing 87
% of pupils who achieved the expected standard or above in maths 87
% of pupils who achieved a high level of attainment in reading 40
% of pupils who achieved a high level of attainment in writing 30
% of pupils who achieved a high level of attainment in maths 37
Phonics 2018


% achieving the expected standard in phonics


Phonics average score 37.9


Inspection Reports

Every maintained school in England is subject to routine inspections from Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills).  Ofsted reports directly to Parliament and are independent and impartial. They inspect and regulate services which care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages.

Ofsted inspectors check the quality of teaching and learning, the behaviour and safety of pupils, the achievement of pupils and the leadership and management of the school.

Church of England schools are also regularly inspected under a process called the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS).  These inspections focus on the ethos and leadership of the school as a Church school.

Please click on the links on the right to see the most recent Ofsted and SIAMS reports.


Pupil & Sports Premium

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly-funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and to close the gap between them and their peers.

The funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools such as special schools and pupil referral units.

Who is the Pupil Premium for?

The Pupil Premium is primarily aimed at Reception to Year 11 pupils who are from low-income families and are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) or who have been registered for FSM at any point in the past six years.

How much is the Pupil Premium?

In the 2018 to 2019 financial year, schools will receive the following pupil premium grant for eligible pupils:

Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 as recorded as Ever 6 FSM £1,320
Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM £935
Looked after children (LAC) defined in Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority £1,900
Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order £1,900
Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of child pension from the Ministry of Defence £300
Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 as recorded as Ever 6 FSM £1,320


How much does Hampstead Parochial School receive?

In 2018-19, Hampstead Parochial School will receive £42,240

In 2017-18, Hampstead Parochial School will receive £52,800

In 2016-17, Hampstead Parochial School received £48,840

In 2015-16, Hampstead Parochial School received £43,140.

In 2014-15, Hampstead Parochial School received £41,913.

In 2013-14, Hampstead Parochial School received £28,837.


To read more about Pupil Premium, please click here.

How do we spend this money?

In 2017-18 the funding contributed towards additional staffing of teachers to work alongside the class teachers and support a range of wider opportunities for pupils. It has also been used to support wider outcomes, giving pupils the opportunity to learn an instrument through the Camden Music Service and enabling them to attend a range of after school clubs. Pupil Premium also enabled children to attend the residential school journey.

How Can You Help?

School funding is based on a formula which, among many other elements, includes the number of children who are entitled to Free School Meals.

Even if your child does not wish to take Free School Meals but is entitled to receive them, it is beneficial to the school for the eligibility to be recorded as we receive additional funding for your child for six years. This is especially important now that all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 receive automatic free school meals.

If you think you are entitled to claim for Free School Meals, please call into the school office for an application form or the school office will happily send one to you.

The summaries below show how the pupil premium funding has been spent and how we propose to spend this year’s grant:

Pupil Premium 2018-19

Pupil Premium 2017-18

Pupil Premium 2016-17

Pupil Premium 2015-16

Pupil Premium 2014-15

P.E. and Sports Premium

In 2017-18 Hampstead Parochial received £18,030 of government funding to help improve school sport and the physical fitness of our pupils.

PE & Sports Premium 2018-19

PE & Sports Premium 2017-18

PE & Sports Premium 2015-16

PE & Sports Premium 2014-15


School Improvement

Our School Improvement Plan has been informed by review from our school improvement partners: Grow Education and our Camden Professional Partner and by on-going school review and self-evaluation led by the Senior Leadership team.

The outcomes of both have helped us to:

  1. Update our school self-evaluation in which we grade our own performance against national benchmarks
  2. Identify key issues for improvement throughout the school
  3. Clarify and plan strategies for addressing these issues throughout the year

Our aim is to develop a real learning, spiritual and inclusive school community, looking critically at our strengths and weaknesses and addressing issues in an effective and innovative way.

For 2017-18 our key school improvement priorities are:

Continue to raise attainment and progress of all groups:

Develop Mathematical reasoning and understanding so that pupils demonstrate deep mastery of the curriculum

Improve pupil achievement in grammar, punctuation and spelling with a particular focus on spelling across the school

Introduce and embed new English Curriculum Maps

Improve attainment of disadvantaged pupils in order to close the gap further


Develop the effectiveness of Leadership & Management

Strengthen leadership so that all leaders create a culture that enables pupils and staff to excel

Provide coaching and mentoring support to new subject leaders so they can develop their skills and knowledge effectively

Ensure there is clarity over a shared understanding of  the vision, values and mission across the whole community


Improve the curriculum

Ensure a consistent approach and shared understanding of high quality teaching & learning is adopted through a newly agreed policy

Enhance the broad and balanced curriculum on offer so that it inspires pupils to learn and provides them with wider opportunities to excel

Introduce and embed a new RE scheme of work


Improve the quality of teaching, learning and assessment

Develop teacher subject knowledge and skills in order to teach grammar effectively

Ensure ICT is being used effectively to support learning across the school

Develop teacher’s and support staff’s understanding of inclusion (Linked to new teaching and learning policy)


Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare

Review health and safety and child protection policies and refresh staff and governor training in these areas

Work with parents of disadvantaged pupils where attendance is low

Develop clear policies and strategies to protect pupils from radicalization and extremism

You can read the full school improvement plan here.



We currently have no vacancies at the school.



For admissions to Reception in September 2020 and thereafter

Hampstead Parochial is a one-form entry school with 30 available places for each academic year group. Where the number of applicants exceeds the number of available places, the governors will use the listed criteria.

For entry to Hampstead Parochial in September 2020 in the first instance places will be offered to Looked after children (Children in the care of a Local Authority) and previously looked after children (note (ii)).  Previously looked after children are those who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a child arrangement order or special guardianship order).

All subsequent available places will then be distributed equally between Foundation and Open places with the priority given to siblings as described below. 50% of the available places will be allocated under Foundation (Church) Criteria and 50% under Open Criteria (based on proximity to school). In instances where there is an additional place this will be offered under foundation. Applications should be made either for a Foundation Place or to an Open Place.

Candidates unsuccessful in their application for a Foundation Place will automatically be considered for an Open Place.

All parents applying to Hampstead Parochial CE Primary School under foundation criteria should complete our Supplementary Information form in addition to their local authority form so that governors can consider their application fully. The clergy reference section of this form also needs to be completed by your Parish priest(s) or minister(s) covering places of worship for the previous two years (see note (i) below). Supplementary Forms should be collected from the school office or downloaded from the school website and returned directly to the school by 24th January 2020 for Reception applications.

Click here for the Supplementary Form 2020.

Common Application Forms from the home Local authority must be completed within the designated time frame (available on Local Authority web sites) and should be submitted to the parents’ own local authority or via the e-admissions web site.

Foundation Places If there are more applicants than available foundation places (50% for Reception) offers will be made in the following order:

  1. Siblings of children at the school, at the time of entry (note (iii)) whose parents are regular and committed worshippers (note (v)) at the Parish Church of St John-at-Hampstead.
  2. Siblings of children at the school, at the time of entry (note (iii)) whose parents are regular and committed worshippers (note (v)) at other Christian churches (note (vi)).
  3. Children whose parents (note (iv)) are regular and committed worshippers (note (v)) at the Parish Church of St John-at-Hampstead (note (i)).
  4. Children whose parents (note (iv)) are regular and committed worshippers (note (v)) at other Christian churches (note (vi)) and who live within a radius of three miles from the School (note (vii)).

In the event that two or more applicants have equal right to a place under the Foundation Place Criteria, the Governing Body will give priority to those children living in nearest proximity to the school (vi). For pupils with the same distance as well as the other factors then an independent person will make a random allocation. Should there be fewer than 15 applications under the foundation criteria the remaining places will be offered under the Open Places criteria.

Open Places

These will be allocated according to the following criteria, listed in order of priority.

  1. Siblings of children at the school, at the time of entry (note (iii)
  2. Children living in nearest proximity to the school. (note (vii)).

Waiting List

For the normal admission round a waiting list will be maintained in order of the published oversubscription criteria from which vacancies will be filled with foundation place applicants ranked ahead of open place applicants. If a place becomes available, the child whose name is at the top of the waiting list will be offered the place, irrespective of the relative number of foundation and open places in the class.

Deferred Entry to Reception

Parents can request:

(a) that the date their child is admitted to school is deferred until later in the academic year or until the term in which their child reaches compulsory school age; and

(b) that their child takes up the place part-time until the term in which the child reaches compulsory school age.

This means that parents of a child whose fifth birthday falls between 1 September and 31 March may request that the child is not admitted until later in the academic year. But no later than the term after the child’s fifth birthday, when he/she reaches compulsory school age. For children born between 1 April and 31 August, this is not beyond the beginning of the final term of the school year for which it was made.

Multiple Births

In cases where siblings tie for the last available place, then all will be offered a place, even if this exceeds the planned admissions number.

In-Year Admissions

Applications for In-Year admissions are made in the same way as those made for Foundation Places during the normal admissions round. If a place is available and there is no waiting list then the school will communicate the governors’ offer of a place to the family. If more applications are received than there are places available, then applications will be ranked by the Governing Body in accordance with the Foundation oversubscription criteria. In the event there are no applications for a foundation place, governors will then offer places in accordance with the Open Places criteria.

Click here for the Supplementary Form 2020- In-Year Admissions.

If a place cannot be offered at this time, parents may request the reason and will be informed of their right of appeal. A waiting list will be maintained by the Governing Body in the order of the oversubscription criteria and not in the order in which the applications are received. Names are removed from the list at the end of each academic year. If you wish to remain on the waiting list please inform the school at the end of each academic year. Should there be any change in circumstances the school should also be informed of this.


(i) If a family has started worshipping at the Parish Church of St John-at-Hampstead within the two years prior to application, the application will be treated under Foundation Places category 2, provided the parents were previously regular and committed worshippers at another Christian Church. In these circumstances the application must be countersigned by their previous Parish Priest. In the case of a vacancy, or where there is no priest in the parish, the application must be countersigned by a Church Warden.

(ii) By a “looked-after child” we mean one in the care of a local authority or being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of its social services function. An adoption order is one made under the Adoption Act 1976 (Section 12) or the Adoption and Children Act 2002 (Section 46). A ‘child arrangements order is one settling the arrangements to be made as to the person with whom the child is to live (Children Act 1989, Section 8, as amended by the Children and Families Act 2014, Section 14). A ‘special guardianship order’ is one appointing one or more individuals to be a child’s special guardian/s (Children Act 1989, Section 14A). Applications under this criterion should be accompanied by evidence to show that the child is looked after or was previously looked after (e.g. a copy of the adoption, child arrangements or special guardianship order). Previously looked after children are those who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a child arrangement order or special guardianship order).

(iii) Sibling refers to brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, step brother or sister, or the child of the parent/carer’s partner where the child for whom the place is sought is living in the same family unit at the same address as the sibling. A sibling relation does not apply when the older child will leave before the younger one starts.

(iv) By ‘parent(s)’, we mean the primary care giver, with whom the child lives.

(v) By ‘regular and committed’ worshippers, we mean parents who attend church services on Sunday at least twice a month for two years prior to application.

(vi) Other Christian Churches means those churches belonging to Churches Together in Britain and Ireland or member churches of the Evangelical Alliance.

(vii) Distances will be measured from the child’s home address to the centre of the school site using the Camden Local Authority computerised measuring system and proof of address, e.g. Child Benefit/Council Tax/Electoral Roll documentation will be required both at the time of application and at the time of entry. Where more than one child have the same distance then random allocation will be used, with an independent monitor.

(viii) For in-year admissions, children without an offer of a school place are given priority immediately after ‘looked after’ children.