Willesden Green Best Schools Guide

Families moving to Willesden Green will be keen to find out more about the local schools. From learning about their catchment areas, to gaining more insight into reputation, there is a lot of information to digest in order to choose the right one. To give you an idea of some of the best schools in the area, our Willesden Green best schools guide will give you a round-up of what to look out for.

What are the best primary schools in Willesden Green?

Willesden Green has a strong reputation for schools in the local area, with many either rated as ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted during their last inspection. This includes schools such as St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Leopold Primary School, Newfield Primary School, John Keble CofE Primary School and Brentfield Primary School.

All of the schools shown below are within a one mile radius of the NW10 postcode:

 

School Category

Number or pupils admitting

Furthest distance allowed (in metres)

Brentfield

Community

90

1049.75

John Keble CofE

Voluntary aided

30

Contact school

Leopold

Community

60

2051.65

Newfield

Community

60

943.55

St. Joseph’s

Voluntary aided

70

Contact school

What are the best secondary schools in Willesden Green?

If your child is graduating from primary into secondary, or is already in the last stage of their education, you will want to find a reputable secondary school that will allow them to achieve good GCSE grades.

Similar to the primary schools in the area, secondary schools also have a strong reputation with ratings of ‘Good’ and ‘Outstanding’ handed out during their last Ofsted reports. There are four located within a mile of the NW10 postcode: Capital City Academy, Cardinal Hinsley Mathematics and Computing College, Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College and The Swaminarayan School, with Queens Park Community School located just outside of that boundary.

 

School Category

Number or pupils admitting

Furthest distance allowed (in metres)

Capital City

Academy

225

Contact school

Cardinal Hinsley

Academy

30

Contact school

Convent of Jesus & Mary

Voluntary Aided

134

Contact school

Swaminarayan

Academy

Contact school

Contact school

Queens Park

Voluntary aided

216

606.11

School catchment areas in Willesden Green

Schools that are controlled by the local authority follow the new Catchment Area Priority rules introduced by Brent council in 2016.

The rules state that children living in the school catchment area will be given priority over those who do not. Siblings of those already living in the catchment area will be given first refusal, followed by everyone else within the zone. Siblings of existing pupils living outside the catchment area will be given next priority, with all other applicants that live outside of the catchment area given the lowest priority.

Go to the Brent council website to enter your postcode and find out which school is closest to your address.

Please be aware that living in a catchment area will not guarantee your child a place at the school you apply for. There are a number of factors that go into the decision making process, although, the vast majority of secondary applicants that applied in 2018/19 were accepted by each school.

Admission rules can change, so it is helpful to keep updated depending on which year you are applying.

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