The Earl’s Court Free School Primary has been set up by the same charitable trust behind the West London Free School Primary and the West London Free School Secondary and opened in September 2014. The aim is for the Earl’s Court Free School Primary to be like an old-fashioned prep school, with the emphasis on academic attainment. In due course, it will have many more specialist teachers than a typical state primary, with more than half the lessons being delivered by subject specialists as pupils progress through the school. The school teaches children a knowledge-based curriculum which you can learn more about here.
The school’s permanent home will be in Earl’s Court at the heart of the new Earl’s Court development, but it is currently sharing the site of the West London Free School Primary in Hammersmith. Both schools sit under the West London Free School Academy Trust and the new primary offers the same type of education as the West London Free School Primary, which you can learn more about here. The ethos and curriculum of the new primary is identical to the WLFS Primary so it’s worth exploring that website.
The journey time from Earl’s Court underground to Hammersmith is five minutes. Trains run every two minutes. It is then a six-minute walk to Cambridge Grove from Hammersmith underground station.
The Earl’s Court Primary opened with one Reception class of 30 pupils in 2014 and will continue to admit 30 children each year until July 2020. At that point, it will relocate to its permanent home in Earl’s Court and become a two-form entry school, admitting 60 children in Reception and an additional 30 children in each year group. In this way, it will be able to accommodate the demand for primary school places for children of various ages from families living in the new Earl’s Court development, subject to planning and legal agreements.
Our Funding Agreement with the Secretary of State for Education was signed in April 2014.