The Swaminarayan School

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260 Brentfield Road
NW10 8HE
+44 (0)20 8965 8381
2 - 18
Other Independent
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Independent inspection report
5 A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) inc. English and maths
GCSE grade C or better in
English and maths
Attainment 8 score
Results in 8 core subjects

Secondary Data 2016
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Pupils achieving AAB or higher inc. two facilitating subjects
A level average point score
Average A level result
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A level progress score
GCSE to A level
Opening door
Boarding Type
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Scholarship Status

School Description

The Swaminarayan School was founded by His Divine Holiness Shree Pramukh Swami Maharaj to provide education along the lines of independent British schools, whilst reinforcing Hindu culture and tradition. The desirable elements of the National Curriculum have been adopted whilst also teaching the cultural subjects unique to the school - Indian Performing Arts, Gujarati, Religious Education and Yoga.

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“Excellent school”
Best school I could have chosen for my children. Two of them go there. And I can see the amazing changes in my daughter especially. She used to be shy girl and now within a few years, she is a very confident public speaker! All thanks to the teachers and their hard work. My son who can be naughty at home seems to be coping well with the structures and expectations in school. I cannot recommend this place enough. I do not understand the review where it says pupils are left in the care of TAs. I do not think that such things will ever happen at this school. Having had experiences with other schools, I am really grateful to have found an affordable private school.
“Tiring experience”
I wouldnt even give the school one star. In my experience, the school is unorganised. No systems or structure in place. Parents are left to chase teachers individually. As a parent, I wouldn't recommend the school. It's hard work and needs to improve.
“Best School in the UK. Highly Recommended”
I have two boys at the school. One in prep and the other in senior school. We have been at the school for over 5 years. As a parent I can categorically say that choosing this school has been the best decision that I have made for my children. The teaching and educational standards are top of the league tables. However, more important to me, the teachers genuinely care for your child's wellbeing. They instil good values and prepare your children to be leaders and independent learners. They provide all the encouragement and support your child needs to reach their full potentials. The school provides many after school clubs (over 30) such as sports, cooking, chess, public speaking, photography... to name a few. There are also lots of competitions such as public speaking, spelling and sports. On a number of occasions I have witnessed teachers working well beyond their contractual hours, and I have even seen the headmaster work well before school starts and late into the night. The teachers work well with the parents and the children. There are many opportunities for parents to get involved at school events, on school trips and sometimes invited into school at assemblies. There is also a speech day at the end of the year where all the teachers and volunteers put together a show extravaganza to celebrate the children's successes and show off their talents in the form of singing, dancing, public speaking, prize giving and much more. All helping to build confidence of a child and its a great way to round off the year, with a final vote of thanks for the headmaster. The prep school headmaster is very experienced and an external school inspector. He encourages your child to be confident and makes a point of getting to know your child right from the start. The senior school teaching is of the highest standard and is also really well led. The latest inspection report rated the school as being outstanding, this was the highest rating possible. The school keeps up to date with the latest changes in teaching standards and always strives to stay ahead. This year they are focussed to develop the younger child to have a growth mind set. Sending my children here has been a blessing and I can't thank the school enough for all that they have done for my boys and my family.
“Poor quality education, would not recommend”
Giving a completely fair opinion, educational standards at this school are far below satisfactory. Although it may seem from league tables etc that they are being taught to a good standard, rest assured they are being taught to pass exams and have no real depth of knowledge. English grammar and maths, in particular are extremely sub par. Clever children do not progress and weaker children are really lacking in confidence and so there is a cycle of not reaching potential for both. Would not recommend this school at all. They do not nurture your children and develop them into rounded individuals.
“Worst school you could pick”
In my opinion this school is not even worth one star. No arrangements are made in place of absent teachers. Kids are left with TA. There is no continuance of teachers. In my experience, in a couple of year groups there has been a new teacher each term.
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