Pakeman Primary School Islington London

Parents' Survey

Here are the results of the survey we conducted at Parents’ Evening. Thank you very much for taking part. We had responses from 77 parents (relating to the experiences of 111 children).

Results were extremely positive: 

  • 92% of parents are happy with the standard of teaching
  • 97% feel their child is safe at school
  • 94% feel their child likes being at school
  • 96% feel welcomed when they visit the school
  • 91% feel they are kept well informed

Areas for development:

There were some concerns about consistency in homework given – we will review this at the beginning of next year.

We will also look at ways of improving how parents are informed about children’s targets and their next steps through sharing of Assertive Mentoring Folders.

Please click here for more information.

Job Vacancies

We currently have no job vacancies.

Pupil Premium Courses and Reviews

We are delighted to announce that we are offering Pupil Premium Courses for any staff and governors involved in the implementation of Pupil Premium Funding. For more information about the courses and how to book a place please click here. We are also offering Pupil Premium Reviews. Please contact Karen Kerr for more information on 0207 6072575 or email:

School Sports Grant

For more information on our sports spending, please click here.

"National Primary School of the Year"

We are absolutely delighted that Pakeman has been awarded National Primary School of the Year in the Pupil Premium Awards 2013. This was in recognition of the outstanding achievement and progress made by our children.


Excerpt from Primary Teach Magazine - October 2013 Issue 7.7:

Armed with the Pupil Premium and a willingness to go an extra couple of miles to make a difference, staff at Pakeman Primary School in Islington are tackling the inequality of opportunity present in their local community to life altering effect, says Jacob Stow......

.......if Nick Clegg were to seek proof that one of his party's flagship policies was having its intended impact, he needn't look any further.

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Excerpt from Islington Gazette July 2013:

Teachers and schoolchildren were this week “lost for words” at being crowned the best primary school in the country for the way it makes use of the Pupil Premium – extra Government funding targeted at disadvantaged children. In May, Pakeman Primary School was announced the best school in London after the regional round.

But this week, the school in Hornsey Road, Holloway, was crowned national champion by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg at a prestigious ceremony, receiving a trophy and £10,000.

Mr Clegg, who spearheaded the Pupil Premium scheme after announcing it in 2010, paid tribute to the “creative” way Pakeman has used the funds to transform lives.

He added: “It’s head teachers at schools like Pakeman Primary who are working hard to come up with ideas to make a real difference to pupils, so it’s great that we are recognising what works best.”

About 70 per cent of Pakeman pupils qualify for free school meals under Government rules, meaning the school will this year receive more than £200,000 extra.