Archbishop Sumner is a Church of England Nursery and Primary school. The school is very closely linked with the Parish of North Lambeth. We try to create an atmosphere of a Christian family, encouraging children to grow in the love of God, and in their care and understanding of each other and the wider community. A visitor to the school when Archbishop Desmond Tutu came to open the courtyard garden wrote "The Archbishop was right. You have created a garden of delight, a place of flourishing life and sheer exuberance."

Our school prides itself on having a welcoming atmosphere, Year 6 pupils proudly take visitors around the school. If you would like to visit us please drop in at any time, we shall be delighted to see or hear from you.

Ursula Ovenden


Extracted from OFSTED 2014 report


The following comments in the report are particularly pleasing:

"The Headteacher and her senior colleagues are relentless in their pursuit of the very best for pupils."

"At the heart of the school's values is the firm belief that everyone must have an equal opportunity to succeed."

"Pupils' behaviour is excellent ..... Pupils throughout enjoy their time at school, which is shown by their attitudes in class."

"Pupils say that they feel very safe at school."

"The achievements of all pupils are outstanding, including those who are disadvantaged."

"Teaching is outstanding because teachers plan lessons which challenge each pupil to their very best."

"The exceptional work of specialist teachers, for example in physical education, music and drama, provides pupils with the best possible chances of developing particularly strong knowledge."

"School leaders provide many opportunities for learning about different beliefs and lifestyles. There are numerous connections with local churches, but they are also very keen to introduce pupils to other faiths through excellent teaching and visits. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is exceptional as a result of the wide variety of experiences they enjoy. They are very well prepared for life in modern Britain." 

We hope you enjoy reading the report and feel it reflects Archbishop Sumner.