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There is a wide choice in Putney
and the quality of primary education is undoubtedly high. Our Lady of the
Victories has an unblemished record in terms of exam marks over the last four
years but most of the others are mainly well ahead of the borough and national
averages for Key Stage 2. Detailed
booklets about every aspect of primary school admissions are available on 020
1. Academy Schools - Academies are publicly funded schools which operate outside of local authority control. The government describes them as independent state-funded schools. Essentially, academies have more freedom than other state schools over their finances, the curriculum, and teachers' pay and conditions.
A key difference is that they are funded directly by central government, instead of receiving their funds via a local authority. In addition, they receive money which would previously have been held back by the local authority to provide extra services across all schools, such as help for children with special educational needs. This is estimated to range from 4 to 10% of the funds allocated to the school.
Academies do not have to follow the national curriculum. They can choose their own curriculum, as long as it is "broad and balanced".
2. Foundation Schools - Schools or colleges where the governors are responsible for the admissions policy.
3. Voluntary Aided Schools - Denominational schools or colleges where the governors are responsible for the admissions policy. We have included some schools in this category from outside the area because we know they are popular here.
4. City Technology College - ADT a state funded independent college, specialising in technology.
South West London has a high concentration of the nation's leading schools and most of the names in the list below provide them with pupils.
There is a very high concentration of good independent junior schools in and around the Putney area.
"Choose an Independent School" gives details of twenty-four fee- paying schools within travelling distance of
the borough. These schools all offer scholarships or bursaries to assist with
paying the fees. Copies are available from all primary schools but you can call
020 8871 8962 to obtain your copy.