Gillespie Road, Highbury, London N5 1LH
10 reasons to choose Gillespie Primary School
Gillespie Primary School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 71. It is one of the best state primary schools in Highbury and one of the 4 best independent or state primaries within 1 mile.
Gillespie Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 3 and 11 years. It is a community school. The school was also rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in its last (2011) inspection. It is one of the 5 most oversubscribed state primary schools for first preference Reception place applications in the Islington LEA.
Average class size
Gillespie Primary School has one class per year, and an average class size of 30 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Gillespie Primary School ranks in the top 6% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 5% of schools.
The Gillespie Primary School curriculum
School curriculum also includes PSHE, French. School emphasises STEAM education and augments the curriculum with an in-house expert and ‘Lab-13’. There may be an occasional extra-curricular academic or hobby club.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and a residential trip for Year 6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with specialist teaching for music and science.
Sport at Gillespie Primary School
School offers PE and up to 10 seasonal sports. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Gillespie Primary School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Out of school hours care from 8.00am (school staff) to 6.00pm (off-site external contractor).
Find another school near Gillespie Primary School
St John’s Highbury Vale Church of England Primary School (0.2 miles); Betty Layward Primary School (0.7 miles); Grafton Primary School (0.8 miles).
North Bridge House Senior Canonbury (1.3 miles); Channing School (2.5 miles); Highgate School (2.8 miles).
Highbury Grove School (0.8 miles); Stoke Newington School and Sixth Form (1.1 miles); Highbury Fields School (1.2 miles).