This section is an informal guide to schools in the area with information from both published sources and contributions from parents, teachers and pupils.

Local State Primaries

State Primary Schools
C of E (Voluntary Aided)
Catholic (Voluntary Aided)
Catholic (Voluntary Aided)
C of E (Voluntary Aided)
Special Schools

Key Stage 2 Exam Results - Ealing Primary Schools

The results for Ealing Borough primary schools as a whole mirrors the England average closely, although there are wide variations across the borough. The schools in the W5, W13 and W7 areas generally perform better than average at Key Stage 2.  

Several community primary schools are currently over-subscribed, and for those schools, children inside the catchment area may not immediately be offered a place at Reception.

Admissions criteria are strictly held to for the community schools, so there's no point in making yourself indispensable to the PTFA or offering large donations to the school in order to help your case, except out of community spirit!

Sometimes it's a case of holding your nerve until the last minute (or beyond, as there is turnover even in the best of schools).

All of the state schools in this part of Ealing Borough have a high percentage of children who speak a wide variety of languages from across Europe and around the world, and whichever school your child attends, cultural diversity is an everyday feature of life and is celebrated.

State Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges

There are 3 state schools in the direct area. Drayton Manor High School was formerly a grammar school and is still popular and confident in its ability to achieve good academic standards. Brentside High School has well and truly shaken off its previous poor image, and is resurging with confidence as a Specialist Arts College, with popular music department and new buildings.

Newcomer on the block is Elthorne Park High School, based in Boston Manor, which has now reached full capacity. The achievements of these schools does not stop some Ealing parents from decamping to the dreamfields of Buckinghamshire once their children hit 11. Other children attend nearby schools outside the area, including Acton High, Ellen Wilkinson, Twyford Church of England, Gumley House and Gunnersbury.

Ealing Independent College is an independent, mixed and selective college based in central Ealing. It provides A level tuition for around 70 pupils, and a range of other qualification-based courses.

Independent schools 

There is a wide variety of independent schools in the area. One factor worth considering when choosing your school - independent schools can be under pressure to show excellent academic results, which can result in less academic children being "encouraged" to move on rather than continue into the 6th form. If your child is not likely to be comfortable under academic pressure, you may want to find out what the school's policy is on this score and how well their other talents will be encouraged.

School Boys/girls Ages
No. of pupils
International School Mixed 4-18
Aston House Mixed 2-11
Avenue House Mixed 3-11
Clifton Lodge Prep Mixed 3-13
Durston House Boys 4-13
Ealing College Upper Boys + girls in 6th Form 10-19
Ealing Independent College Mixed 14-19
Ecole Andre Malraux Mixed 3-10
Falcon School for Girls Girls 3 - 11
Harvington Girls 3-11
Notting Hill and Ealing Girls 5-18
St Augustine's Priory Girls 4-18
St. Benedict's Junior Mixed 3-11

St. Benedict's Senior

Mixed 11-18

Other Education providers

Capel Manor College of Horticulture & Garden Design are recognized as a Centre of Vocational Excellence for Horticulture, landscaping, Garden Design and Floristry. They offer full and part-time programmes and courses leading to nationally recognized qualifications: Horticulture, Organic Gardening, Sports Turf management, Garden Design, Floristry Balloon Artistry, RHS general and RHS diploma. New This Year: Botanical - Illustration classes every Wednesday - Beginners, Intermediate & Experienced. Capel Manor College Gunnersbury Park Centre, The Walled Garden, Popes Lane, Acton W3 8LQ

Thames Valley University is one of Britain's newest and fastest growing universities.

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