Merlin School

Type Independent School
Age Range 4-8
Religion Unknown
Address 4 Carlton Drive
SW15 2BZ
Reference Number 101065



Merlin School, located at 4 Carlton Drive, Putney, London SW15 2BZ, is an independent educational institution with a focus on providing a high-quality, ambitious curriculum for its pupils. The school caters to children between the ages of 4 and 8, offering a mixed-gender environment within the Wandsworth Local Authority. The curriculum encompasses drama, computing, French, and individual music lessons, ensuring a broad range of subjects and development of unique talents.

With a dedicated headteacher, Miss Violet McConville, the school emphasizes high expectations for every student and weekly discussions about how to best support each individual in their learning. Merlin School excels in achievement, with pupils performing highly and growing in self-confidence, particularly through demonstrating the 'Merlin spirit'—being willing to take on challenges, among other important values.

The school offers a safe, warm, and caring environment. Pupils enjoy coming to school eager to learn and benefit from regular, constructive routines like morning activities that promote a positive start to the day. Relationships are positive, with students playing cooperatively during break times and maintaining a high standard of behavior during lessons when expectations are set. The proprietor and leadership team uphold robust safeguarding arrangements.

While the school is working hard to maintain its standards, a few areas for improvement have been found. Some staff may require recent subject-specific training for effective implementation of the curriculum, and a handful of pupils with reading difficulties could benefit from more tailored and targeted instruction. Nonetheless, the school's dedication to supporting students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) is evident, and efforts are made to ensure pupils are well integrated and receive appropriate interventions.

General Makeup

Number of pupils
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 79.34%
Girls: 20.66%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
1 Unknown
2 Unknown
3 Unknown

Ofsted Rating Good
Last Inspection Date 2021-12-07
Date Description Report
2021-10-12 Standard inspection: Standard inspection:
2017-11-07 Standard inspection: Standard inspection:
2010-03-18 Light touch inspection Light touch inspection
2007-05-01 Standard inspection: Standard inspection:


Age Range

Special Schools

Independent Schools

Faith Schools

Key Stage 2 Attainment

Students Meeting expected standard

Students Meeting higher standard

GCSE Attainment

Attainment 8 score percentile

Students getting 5 or more GCSE's at grade 9-4 (A-C)