All Souls CofE in Foley Street is Fitzrovia’s only state primary school; it gets good results at age 11 and is judged “good” by the government’s education watchdog Ofsted. The best performing local comprehensives are Marylebone CofE (girls, ages 11 to 18) in Marylebone High Street which is judged “outstanding”; the other is Maria Fidelis (co-ed, ages 11 to 18) a small catholic comprehensive in Pheonix Road in nearby Camden.
There is a bilingual school following the French curriculum, L’ecole Internationale Franco-Anglaise (co-ed, ages three to 18) in Portland Place and a number of other private schools: the International Community School (co-ed, ages three to 18) has its primary school in York Terrace East and its senior school in Star Street in Paddington, it follows the international baccalaureate; Portland Place School (co-ed ages nine to 18) is in Portland Place; Queen’s College (girls, ages four to 18) has its junior department in Portland Place and its senior school in Harley Street; Francis Holland (girls, ages 11 to 18) is in Clarence Gate.
The Fashion Retail Academy (co-ed, ages 16 and over) is a vocational college started by Top Shop’s Sir Philip Green with support from most leading fashion retailers; it offers courses for young people wanting to join the fashion industry.
More on Fitzrovia:
- Property area guide on Fitzrovia with average property prices, current houses and flats for sale, best streets, up-and-coming areas and commuting times.
- New homes: Fitzroy Place has luxury flats, a residents’ club, 24-hour concierge, a new square and offices with shops and restaurants.
- Renting guide: Fitzrovia has a high yield with parents renting for student children at the nearby university colleges.