Thomas Gamuel Primary is a two-form entry primary school based in Walthamstow and operates as part of the Lion Academy Trust.

Our pupils range from three to 11 years of age. We have a nursery provision for the Early Years Foundation, as well as provision from Reception through to Year 6. Currently, we have 420 pupils on the school roll. The school benefits from its location in a culturally diverse community – our pupils come from some 27 ethnicities, and more 30 languages are spoken within the school.

At Thomas Gamuel Primary School, we believe that all children and students have a right to an excellent education in order to give them the best life chances irrespective of race, colour, creed or circumstance. We have high aspirations for our children, staff and communities. At our heart is a dedicated team of staff who are committed to being part of a school that is equipped to enable all staff and students to make outstanding progress. 

We believe that obstacles and barriers both real and perceived can be overcome by clear, strategic and targeted support that creates culture change based on sharing good and outstanding practice, collegiality and a relentless pursuit of excellence. This underpins our high expectations and actions, and drives all the staff to provide opportunities for our children to reach the highest possible levels of attainment and achieve exceptionally well in all walks of life.

We believe that outstanding teaching and learning must be central to every decision made and every development introduced. 

We are an inclusive, caring school where every child matters. We recognise that all children have talents and abilities to celebrate, and part of our role is to help children to discover these. We challenge and develop our children to become curious, autonomous learners who are inspired and stimulated by a rich and varied curriculum that is appropriate to their individual needs. We develop children’s learning skills and, by setting high expectations and exacting standards, we prepare our children to flourish, and have high self-esteem and self-belief.

Although working within the organisation of an Academy Trust, Thomas Gamuel Primary will always be a ‘community’ school. We aim to work closely with our parents, other schools and organisations, building partnerships which benefit, not only our children but others in the wider community, both on a local, national and global level.

We expect our children to leave Thomas Gamuel Primary School, secondary ready, fully prepared to continue their educational journey.

We hope you enjoy your visit to our website and that you find all the information you need. If you have any further questions, please contact us on 020 8520 7031 or us the contact form in our Contact Us section.

Andrew Bocchi
Executive Headteacher



The most able pupils at Thomas Gamuel make good progress overall. Teachers set work which interests and challenges those ready to deepen and apply their skills and knowledge

Ofsted report, October 2016