Message from the Co-Heads

We are 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.

We are a happy, ambitious and inclusive school, reflecting the rich diversity of families in our area. I can’t imagine a nicer place to work. And OfSTED agree! In October 2011 they wrote:

“Dynamic and inspirational leadership at all levels, but particularly from the headteacher and governing body, have driven the school forward in its relentless quest for excellence…

Parents and carers are fulsome in their praise for all that the school is doing for their children, as summed up by one when writing, ‘Eleanor Palmer is an absolutely wonderful school – warm, nurturing, extremely well led and managed, with excellent teaching and a very inclusive ethos.’ Through exemplary care, guidance and support, high quality teaching, a rich and stimulating curriculum and their determination to succeed, pupils make outstanding progress and attainment is high and rising by the end of Year 6.”

I am delighted to be head of Eleanor Palmer and to work for Camden!

We achieved an outstanding grade in all 31 categories against which schools were then judged!  We’re not resting on our laurels though: we belong to a national organisation called Challenge Partners and part of membership is being open to an annual review based on the OfSTED Framework. Our most recent review, in January 2020, confirmed that our outstanding grade remains.

One of our important principles is that school leadership remains closely connected to the classroom and that includes me! I teach maths problem solving to Years 5 and 6 each week. It’s the best part of the week and keeps me firmly focussed on leading a school that works tirelessly to improve teaching and learning.

I hope you find this website useful!

Natalie Stevenson and Sally Hill