September 12, 2018
Like all parts of London, Nine Elms has an array of schools dotted throughout the area. Here’s a brief snapshot of each one that you may not know is around the corner:
Wyvil Primary School
Wyvil Primary School on Wyvil Road near Vauxhall Park has been providing education to the local children since 1876. The school has a Centre for Children with Speech and Language Impairment, helping children through a specialised curriculum that meets their needs all the while ensuring that they are integrated and play with their counterparts in the rest of the school.
Wyvil Primary School is one of only six schools that partners with South Bank Centre which means students have opportunities to perform and get work experience at the fantastic venue!
Mace Montessori Schools
Situated along Wandsworth Road, Mace Monterssori Wandsworth is an Ofsted outstanding pre-school day nursery and childcare. They deliver exceptional care and work closely with parents to cater the care and learning for each child. In that way, they build a trusting, confident relationship with parents and nurture an environment of mutual respect, tolerance and fun.
Newton Preparatory School
Near Battersea Park tube station, Newton Preparatory School was established in 1991 and is a thriving school for those aged 3-13. They focus on education in the fullest sense, providing academic rigour, sporting life as well as a bustling extra-curricular activity scene.
Newton Prep also has something called Pupil Parliament – a group of students that are chosen by their peers to meet regularly with senior members of staff to discuss their views and any issues facing the student body.
Griffin Primary School
The Griffin name appears again; located along Stewart’s Road, the name is yet another derivative of the coat of arms of Falkes de Breauté, a mercenary soldier from the thirteenth century who was granted a Manor in the area (hence the name Vauxhall and the griffin logo for Vauxhall cars).
Catering to ages 3-11, the primary school has a capacity of 420 students and is a member of the Venn Academy Trust which creates a positive environment for sharing best practice in effective education.
St George’s CoE Primary School
Recently adorned with a beautiful whale mural in the playground, St George’s on Thessaly Road has a vibrant and engaged community of students. The mural project was funded and supported by VINCI St. Modwen and uses a specialised pain that absorbs CO2.
Keen on improving their neighbourhood, students from St George’s have been involved in London Festival of Architecture’s competition to improve the look and feel of the Thessaly Road bridge. The school is mixed with an age range of 3-11, ranked Ofsted Outstanding, and has solid foundations in enjoyment, achievement, and aspiration.