Message from the Co-Heads

Eleanor Palmer is a one form entry (30 children per year group) state funded non-selective community primary school for ages 3-11, in the London borough of Camden.

Our school is a happy, ambitious and inclusive school, reflecting the rich diversity of families in our area. Our teaching team is characterised by its dynamic, creative and caring approach. We are always seeking to learn and improve, and we go the extra mile for our pupils to have the opportunity to do the same.

One of our important principles is that school leadership remains closely connected to the classroom and that includes us! We teach weekly lessons and we have a passion for the deep-rooted topic-based Curriculum which has been central to our school for decades. We are rigorous in ensuring pupils achieve highly, know and remember more and flourish as they progress through our carefully designed coherent curriculum.

 Our supportive community of parents and carers think highly of all that the school does for their children, as summed up by one when completing our annual parent survey:

 ‘Eleanor Palmer is an absolutely wonderful school – warm, nurturing, extremely well led and managed, with excellent teaching and a very inclusive ethos.’

Ofsted rated our school as Outstanding in all areas when we were judged in 2023 writing that, ‘pupils thrive in this nurturing and supportive school. The school develops pupils’
knowledge and confidence through a rich curriculum and thought-provoking experiences. Pupils excel in their learning. This is because the school has high academic ambitions for all pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).’

Ofsted praised the ‘highly ambitious curriculum for all pupils’ and observed that ‘behaviour is exemplary. They listen attentively, are highly motivated and show respect and kindness towards adults and each other. Pupils celebrate the school’s diversity and know that everyone is welcome’

We are delighted to be co-headteachers of Eleanor Palmer and to work for Camden! We hope that you find this website useful.

Natalie Stevenson and Sally Hill.