"effective self-evaluation is comprehensive and rigorous" SIP Annual report 2009

"Recent developments in the curriculum are innovative and engaging for all pupils." SIP ANNUAL REPORT 2009

"The system for developing the school priorities is outstanding" SIP ANNUAL REPORT 2009


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The best start for every child


There will be no ASC on Monday 25th February. Staff will be attending training. Sorry for the inconvenience.

School will be closed on Friday 22nd March for an INSET day.

21st January 2013
Despite snow, we are open as normal. If it snows today ASC will close. We will contact all parents of children that go to ASC, if we decide to close by 11am. Thank you

18th January 2013
Governors decided last night to begin process to convert all 5 schools in the Best Start Federation into academies.

18th January 2013
Parents' Evening is Thursday 14th February. Click here to book your appointment.

Click her to download instructions for booking online appointments.

10th January 2013
The Best Start Federation is featured as an example of good practice in a new report published today. See Page 36 in ‘Unleashing Greatness’, the report of the Academies Commission, January 2013.Click here to download

5th December
Apply for teacher training through the School Direct programme

3rd December
We are consulting on our draft SRE policy. All comments should be emailed to by 15 January 2013. You can read the draft policy here.

Many thanks.

22nd November
The Governing Body of the Best Start Federation are considering whether or not the schools should convert into academy schools.
We are keen to consult with all relevant parties and will be providing more information soon. If you would like to share your views with us, please email them to before 15th January 2013

You can find out more more information on the Department for Education (DfE) website:

We are currently looking to recruit an assistant cook. Email: for information. The closing date is 26.11.12

Parents' Evening is Wednesday 24th October Click here to book your appointment

Click her to download parents evening letter with instructions for booking online appointments.

Pupil Premium Statement 2011-2012

1st July 2012
Mandeville's Olypmic Hit - Never Say Never - composed and pefrormed by gifted and talented children at MDV

13th June
Watch the video we have made of the Diamond Jubilee at Mandeville.

7th June
Our celebrations are featured in the Hackney Gazette

25th May
Find out how we are celebrating the Diamond Jubilee

16th April
Children who read the most at home during the spring term

6th February
Despite the snow. School is open as normal!

3rd February
We are currently recruiting: Teaching Assistants
Resource Assistant

1st February
In January we read 896 books.

17th January
Pupils learn all about citizenship

3rd January
In December we read 2,008,878 words

1st December
1013 books were read in November by children at Mandeville

1st November 2011
We read 698 books in October.

31st October 2011
Years 2 to 6 Reading Competition

1st October 2011
We read 1,791,848 words in September.

5th September 2011
Staff list 

11th August 2011
In the news - School has gone from worst to most improved

3 May 2011
Join our team! Teachers required for September 2011.

28 February 2011
Consultation document regarding expanding the federation to include Whitmore Primary School

1 October 2010
Year 5 and Year 6 work for Black History Month 2010

September 2010
Please remember that school is closed on Friday 1 October for staff training.

August 2010
Children come back to school on Thursday 2 September at 9am.

Staff - please check for updates re the new term.

29 March 2010
One of our partner schools, Woodberry Down, becomes England’s first primary Accredited Schools Group

17 March 2010
Will the winning child be from this school? Will you be one of the Y4-6 children who complete the test in less than 1 minute?

17 March 2010
Fair Trade Fortnight 2010: The winners

8 March 2010
Turquoise Class have been learning about transport

26 February 2010
Photos from the Year 2 visit to the London Transport Museum

22 February 2010
Ofsted visited Mandeville at the start of the month. The final report is now published.
'Mandeville Primary is a good school. It is improving rapidly and starting to exhibit some outstanding features.'

18 February 2010
Fair Trade Fortnight 2010

29 January 2010
Children at Mandeville are reading more and more books. In January 2010 we read 1,034 books!! Almost double the number we read in December 2009!

11 January 2009
Results of the parent/carer survey 2009

Our Strategic Plan is published

8 January 2010
School is open as normal. There will be no After School Club. All children must be collected at 3.30pm. Thank you.

7 January 2010
School is open as normal. There will be no After School Club. All children must be collected at 3.30pm. Thank you.

6 January 2010
School is open as normal. There will be no After School Club. All children must be collected at 3.30pm. Thank you.

30 December 2009
The Best Start Federation

10 December 2009
Article in the Hackney Gazette

3 December 2009
In November the children at Mandeville who are on the Accelerated Reader programme read 1,225,116 words at home!

27 November 2009
Year 6 at the Paralympics

26 November 2009
Mandeville and Woodberry Down on TV!
A clip from the Daily Politics Show

25 November 2009
Photos from the recent Year 6 trip to Lyme Regis

The weekly newsletter is now online

24 November 2009
Welcome to our new website!

Month Number of books Number of words
September 2011 499 1,791,848
October 2011 698 2,061,228
November 2011 1013 3,604,082
December 2011 464 2,008,878
January 2012 896 3,131,222
February 2012 702 2,230,005
March 2012 874 3,893,377
April 2012 526 1,973,746
May 2012 1,087 4,869,856
June 2012 651 3,469,825
July 2012 406 1,832,029

Facts about our reading at home – for children on the Accelerated Reader programme (Y2-6)

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