In the Press

Duncombe Headlines the TES

"Pupils who do not qualify for free school meals are in the minority at the 460-pupil Duncombe Primary. Yet both Ofsted and test scores declare the country’s poorest school to be a success. How on earth do they do it?"

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Islington Gazette

"Pupils and staff at Duncombe Primary School, in Sussex Way, created paper and ceramic flowers to honour those who died in the First World War because they couldn’t get to see the original installation."

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Islington Council praises Duncombe Primary for being a 'model success'.

"Around 75 per cent of 460 pupils at the school don’t speak English as their first language, but that hasn’t stopped them beating the national average in test scores at Key Stage 2."


Leadership Focus Magazine

Praise for Duncombe's transformation into:

". . . a thriving learning environment with. . . good results. . . and Ofsted's seal of approval."

National Association of Head Teachers magazine: Jan-Feb 2011, p.28-31

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