The popularity of state primary school Eleanor Palmer, named after a 17th century benefactor in Lupton Street, is enough to affect house prices in the surrounding streets. The school is judged “outstanding” by the government’s education watchdog Ofsted; others similarly rated are: Torriano, both the Infant and Junior schools, in Torriano Avenue, and Yerbury in Foxham Road.
There are two private bilingual French schools: La Petite Ecole Bilingue (co-ed ages three to 11) in Vicars Road, opened in September 2012, and College Francais Bilingue de Londres (co-ed, ages five to 15) in Holmes Road, which opened in the former Kingsway College in September 2011.
Girls in Kentish Town have the choice of two “outstanding” girls comprehensive schools: Camden School for Girls (ages 11 to 18) in Sandall Road and Parliament Hill (ages 11 to 18) in Highgate Road. In the sixth form, Parliament Hill, together with comprehensive schools Acland Burghley (co-ed, ages 11 to 18) in Burghley Road, William Ellis (boys, ages 11 to 18) in Highgate Road and La Sainte Union (girls, ages 11 to 18) also in Highgate Road, share facilities in La Swap, a sixth form consortium.
The Hampstead and Highgate private schools are close by.
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