Welcome to Essendine Primary School. We hope that our website provides a flavour of our beliefs and values and provides you with the information you require.



At Essendine we are very proud of our children and their achievements and are constantly looking at ways in which we can improve our provision, so that all our children thrive academically, socially and emotionally. To do this we aim to provide a safe and caring environment, where all pupils are nurtured and challenged to reach their full potential and become well rounded confident individuals.



Providing an exciting and engaging curriculum is essential to our success and is designed to present rich learning by investigation and questioning. Activities are delivered through themes that set learning in a relevant context to meet the needs and interests of our pupils. We make best use of the plethora of buildings and amenities central London offers, which are within easy access of our school.



All our pupils are supported and challenged to be the best they can be and to reach their full potential in all areas of academic, sporting and artistic achievement. A specialist learning hub supports pupils with a variety of learning needs.



We know learning is a continuous process and developing effective relationships with the wider family is important to achieving success. Our dedicated staff are available to support you to become part of the Essendine family.  I hope that you find all the information you require, please do not hesitate to contact us should you need any further information or wish to organise a visit our school.



We Value

Children's uniqueness, we listen to the views of individual children, and we promote respect for diverse cultures.


The spiritual and moral development of each person, as well as their intellectual and physical growth.


The rights enjoyed by each person in our society and respect each child in our school for who they are.


The importance of each person in our community, and we organise our curriculum to promote inclusion, cooperation and understanding among all members of our community


Our environment, and we want to teach our pupils, through our curriculum, how we should take care of the world, not only for ourselves, but also for future generations.


We will strive to meet the needs of all our children, and to ensure that we meet all statutory requirements regarding inclusion.



For Nursery pupils, please complete the following form and return it to the main school office.





Finally, for Reception aged pupils and above, please apply for a school place via Westminster City Councils Admissions team.  They have an online application form available below but if you need further assistance, please contact the main school office (0203 329 0201).





Essendine adheres to the City of Westminster's Community Primary school admission criteria.

To summarise, in the event of oversubscription, the school will prioritise applications as follows:


  1. Children who are currently or previously in public care.

  2. Children with exceptional medical, social, or other needs that can only be met by providing a place at Essendine.  

  3. Children with a sibling at the school at the time of admission.

  4. Children for whom it is the nearest community primary school.