Our Patch Autumn 2017 Hammersmith & Shepherds Bush - Page 12

Our Patch AUTUMN 2017 ALDBOURNE ROAD U XB RI D GE R 6 WENDELL PA RK D R OA ELL ND WE S BAS EIN K PA R RO AD RO ORD V HAYD N PAR G AY F D ROAD OLD ROA LOW AD O RO COBB D BECK 13 OA TA R JEDD AD DEN ROA D BIN AD GOLD E Stamford Brook BR RO RD K OO STA O MF PR R AV E N S C O U GARDEN ST. PETER’S SQUARE H supportING OUR schools Each state primary has a parent teacher association which is also a registered charity. These incredible charities raise tens of thousands of pounds for each of our local schools year on year. Sell or let your property with Horton and Garton and nominate your local school’s PTA to receive 10% of our fee. RT H A M LE T GARD More of your local primary schools are listed opposite, with their locations shown on the map ROA T VA L E 12 / 13 3 St Stephen’s CE Primary They’ve embraced the Good Life at St Stephen’s CE Primary, where the most recent activity has involved the creation of a kitchen garden full of edible plants, plus chickens and bees! Headteacher Michael Schumm explained: “The kitchen garden will create an oasis in the middle of the school, filled with growing boxes, trees and seating areas. “It will be an outside classroom where children can grow different vegetables, then cook them or use them for school lunches. As well as chickens and beehives, we’re planning lots of sensory plants.” The project, which also includes rainwater collection and a bug hotel, is benefiting from Tesco’s 5p carrier bag charge. 2 St Peter’s CE Primary It’s been a terrific summer for St Peter’s, with the St Peter’s Road school basking in the ‘outstanding’ rating from Ofsted, where it gained top marks in every area. “I was delighted,” said headteacher Karen Frazer, who joined the school in September 2015 and steered everyone forward after the previous ‘good’ Ofsted rating. Among the school’s less conventional extra-curricular activities are the teaching of Mandarin and karate. Ofsted inspectors described the St Peter’s pupils’ behaviour as ‘impeccable’, adding that the youngsters were given a superb start to their academic lives. AD THE VALE 1 Flora Gardens Primary Flora’s headteacher Sam Naismith vowed to transform his school’s fortunes after Ofsted ruled that it ‘required improvement’ when inspectors visited in March 2015. At the time Mr Naismith was three weeks into his new job. Boy oh boy has that vow come true! Ofsted now rates the Dalling Road school as ‘good with outstanding features’, reserving special praise for pupils’ personal development, welfare and behaviour… especially among disadvantaged young students. Other areas where Flora Gardens scored highly included sport and music, while the number of lunchtime and after- school clubs has shot up from one to 18. Primary schools in Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush go from strength to strength, as parents (and Ofsted) confirm ARMSTRONG RO in their prime SAWLEY