The Edward Betham C of E Primary School

Headteacher's Welcome

On behalf of the pupils, staff and governors, I would like to welcome you to The Edward Betham CofE Primary School.

Edward Betham School is a two-form entry Voluntary Aided Church of England Primary School maintained by the London Borough of Ealing. We currently have 434 pupils on roll (including 32 Nursery places). The school is located on a split-site in Oldfield Lane South on the south side of the Western Avenue (A40) within a short walking distance of a number of bus and underground routes.

The school was founded in 1780 by Reverend Edward Betham - Rector of the Parish of Greenford - whose generosity enabled the education of the poor. Although there have been a number of significant changes in the area over the years, the school has retained its traditional ethos and attractive location in a quiet, leafy corner of Greenford. The school benefits from close links with the local community and neighbouring Holy Cross Church maintaining a sense of belonging and tradition. Our school motto ‘The cross is steady whilst the world is turning’ reflects our Christian values alongside readiness to embrace change.

Learning is at the heart of all school activity. The excellent relationships and team-work between different members of our school community make for a positive, welcoming environment where everyone’s contribution is valued.

The school benefits from a low mobility rate – over 90% of pupils remain at the school from Reception to Year 6 - enabling good progress for all of our learners. In December 2018, Ofsted judged that our school continues to be ‘Good’, and the Diocese of London graded the school as ‘Outstanding’ in June 2015.

The school is served by a committed, pro-active Governing Board whose members execute their duties in a highly professional and supportive manner. The governors’ dedication to the school ensures effective strategic management and accountability at all levels.

The Edward Betham Friends’ Association (parents, carers and staff of The Edward Betham CofE Primary School, as well as friends of our school community) works with enthusiasm and generosity raising funds throughout the year to help support numerous projects at the school.

We hope that you will find our website useful and would like to thank you for your interest in our school.