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Preparing resilient learners in an ever changing world
'Vittoria Primary School is a happy place.' 'Pupils talk confidently and positively about the school.' Staff have high expectations for every pupil.' Leaders have made sure a broad curriculum is in place across the school.'OFSTED Oct 2021
Welcome to Vittoria Primary School.
Hello and welcome. My name is Denise McCarney and I am very proud to be to be the headteacher of this wonderful, one form entry, local primary school. I have worked here as the Deputy Head since April 2014 and have been the Headteacher since September 2018. I pride myself on knowing the name of every pupil in our school and for being approachable and empathetic to everyone in our school community. I believe that to get the best out of our children we have to have high aspirations and believe in them so that they can believe in themselves. In life we never stop learning. Our vision at Vittoria is to enable successful, confident learners for our future. We want to work together in partnership with our parents and carers to support our pupils to realise their social, emotional and academic excellence.


We are a small community school with big ambitions: nurturing and preparing resilient learners in an ever changing world. We offer a wide and varied curriculum which includes quality first-hand experiences to develop skills, knowledge and to ignite curiosity. Pupils are encouraged to think beyond themselves into a wider, more global world and to consider the part they play now and in the future. They learn how to become better learners and leaders. They show ambition and creativity.


We pride ourselves, in particular, on our Science provision. Please visit our twitter account @ScienceVittoria  or see on this website some of the wonderful work in this area. Our Science lead is a fellow of the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) and we have recently achieved a Primary Science Quality Mark. We have Space Camps, live links with a farm, STEM visitors to mention but a few.


Our Early Years setting includes 16 part time places for 2 year olds. Currently our Nursery and Reception classes are merged. We have 26 Nursery places and 30 Reception places. Please come to visit on one of our open days.


There is also a Breakfast Club and After School club open to anyone over 4yrs as well as many other clubs before and after school.  


We are also delighted and excited to work together in partnership with Copenhagen Primary School, EGA and Beacon High Secondary Schools as part of the Islington Futures Federation of community schools. 


Our school is also a member of the Maamulaha Headteachers' network which includes ten other Islington schools.


Working so closely in partnership and sharing this expertise across all schools benefits our pupils in a very positive and exciting way.  


This website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing regular updated information for both parents and pupils. Take a look at our regular newsletter too.
We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find any information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school direct with any queries you may have.
Thank you for visiting.

Denise McCarney - Headteacher

Headteacher, Denise McCarney.

Islington Community Schools Federation

The Islington Community Schools Federation held its inaugural meeting on September 13th 2018.

Copenhagen Primary School, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Secondary School, Holloway secondary school and Vittoria Primary Schools are now working together with one governing body.

The Federation has a clear vision to ensure that the young people in our schools have the best possible educational opportunities and the chance to shine. We want to empower our students to achieve more than they ever dreamed was possible, to raise their aspirations and give them the qualifications and self- confidence to build successful futures.

Working in partnership is so important. We can spread great practice, we can learn from each other, we can share resources. This spirit of collegiality is critical in an educational world which engenders competition between schools often to the detriment of the young people.

Each school still has its own identity and headteacher; families will still maintain that close contact with one school community but know that their school is part of something special and that there is support for any challenges we may face.

Our name is still a ‘working title’ and we are open to suggestions as to what we may call ourselves in the future.  A list of governors and their responsibilities is below.

Jo Dibb

Executive Head

Islington Community Schools Federation

Governors of Islington Community Schools Federation

Governors can be contacted through the individual school offices

Jill McLaughlin: Chair of Federal Governing Body and link governor for the Angel Teaching School Alliance

Sarah Evans: Vice- Chair of the Federal Governing Body

David Harrison : Chair of the Federal Finance, Resources and Risk Committee

Pauline Edgar : Chair of the Federal Achievement Committee

Will Garner : Chair of the Copenhagen Committee

Mary Berrisford: Chair of the EGA Committee

Angelo Weekes : Chair of the Beacon High Committee

Will Garner : Chair of the Vittoria Committee

Aanya Madhani: Lead Governor for Safeguarding and SEND

Florence Wilkinson: Lead Governor for Communications

Tim Lawrence

Serena Kern- Libera

Angelo Weekes  Governor Beacon High

Rebecca Thomson : Staff Governor

Lilu Begum 

Associate Governors

Lilu Begum

Yaszmin Akinde

Primrose Christie

Zaleera Wallace


Associate Staff Governors

Matthew Akinnayajo : Copenhagen

Katherine Lambrou: Copenhagen

Lee Evans : EGA

Shamiya Choudhury : EGA

Sonia Prentice : Staff Governor

Rachel Madriagas  Staff Governor