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Kensington Primary School

Kensington Primary School

Why Kensington?

Kensington: A place everyone loves to be

Our school vision - A place everyone loves to be - clearly sets out what we want to achieve.

The benefits for children and our team are very similar. Children and staff who love being here:

  • Are happier and healthier mentally and physically
  • Have better relationships with children and adults
  • Are more effective learners
  • Have better attendance
  • Are more able to regulate their emotions
  • Are more likely to fulfill their potential now and in the future

Our purpose: Why we exist

To build the relationships that allow our children to be happy and healthy and love learning.

Our values: What we believe in

These are for everyone. Child-friendly language versions will be developed.

Be brave: build confidence; challenge ourselves and each other; challenge the status quo; communicate openly and honestly

Be ambitious: committed; put others before ourselves; aim for the stars; passionate about what we are doing

Be curious: understand ‘why’; seek out feedback; draw on the knowledge of experts; hold our views lightly; make logical decisions

Be kind: invest time in building relationships; take care of each other and ourselves; find solutions not problems

Children’s views on why Kensington

Your child should come to Kensington because….

  • They will arrive at school with a smile on their face and leave with one too
  • They will be happy and enjoy every school day
  • They will be taught by kind teachers 
  • Everyone respects each other and they will make friends very easily 
  • There are a lot of different clubs that they can join and be apart of
  • Teachers will always be willing to help them in any way they need
  • They can always talk to someone about how they feel and they will be listened to

What do you enjoy about coming to Kensington?

  • We get get lots of opportunities to go on trips and explore new places
  • The time we get to spend outside playing fitness games with our class
  • Teachers don’t shout or make you feel scared when you may have done something wrong, they talk to you calmly and will try to help you solve the problem 
  • The school hosts enjoyable events throughout the year such as the Winter Fair and Kensingtons Got Talent
  • The teachers make the learning fun and different 
  • We are a team and always support one another
  • When I make mistakes teachers still believe in me 
  • Residentials!

Parent feedback

  • 100% of parents say their child is happy at the school – 71% strongly agree; 28% agree.
  • 100% of parents say their child feels safe at the school.
  • “Staff are very cooperative and kind. The school provides free clubs and me children are making very good progress.”


  • Outstanding in all areas – December '21
  • “Kensington Primary is an exciting place for pupils to learn. It inspires them to work hard and reach their potential.”
  • “Parents are extremely positive about the school and say that their children are happy, safe and taught very well.”
  • “The leadership of the early years is very strong. As a result, children make rapid progress especially with their reading and writing skills.”

Over and above

  • Over 50 free extra-curricular clubs running every week including: art, music, reading, sport and many more.
  • Eco-Schools Green Flag; Inclusion Quality Mark Flagship School; School Mental Health Gold Award; RE Quality Mark Gold Award; Science Quality Mark Gold Award; Achievement for All Lead School, Healthy Schools Gold Award, School Games Gold Award, EAL Quality Mark Gold Award
  • Newham Tri-Golf Champions.
  • Growth Mindset school, supporting all children to grow and improve to become positive, confident, ambitious, resilient individuals.
  • Developing all aspects of your child through our exciting new curriculum - Curriculum K.
  • All children from Y2-6 get an opportunity to attend a residential.
  • Tapscott Learning Trust
  • Ofsted
  • Mental Health GOLD
  • EAL GOLD Quality Mark
  • IQM Flagship School
  • RE Quality Mark Gold
  • Professional Development QM
  • Newham Changemaker
  • Music Mark
  • Primary Geography Quality Mark
  • Primary Science Quality Mark
  • Autism Education Trust
  • Teach Active Ambassador
  • School Games
  • Healthy Schools
  • Artsmark Silver Award
  • Eco-Schools
  • Stonewall Education Champion
  • TES2020 Wellbeing winner
  • Pearson Gold Winner - Primary of the Year
  • Pearson Silver Award - Excellence in SEN