Lovelace Primary School opened in 1954. Situated in the south west of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames on the very edge of the greenbelt, we benefit from an extensive and beautiful school site. We are a large school with a BIG heart!

Originally an infant & junior school, the school amalgamated in the 1980s and whilst some of the buildings date from the fifties, many are more recent including our purpose built Nursery class, Pre-School, our ‘North Wing’ comprising of four state of the art environmentally friendly classrooms and more recently a two storey block of 8 new teaching spaces, which  have enabled us to have a dedicated art room, music room and a fully equipped cookery room.

The school grounds are attractive and spacious comprising of a woodland walk, bird hides, a wildflower meadow, a large amphitheatre. There are attractive landscaped lawns in the front of the school and a large playing field at the rear, together with generous, hard play areas.  In addition, we have allotments and an orchard and a beautiful Estonian redwood pine outdoor science & nature education centre – we call this the ‘Dolly Lee Lodge’ named after our very first headteacher! Our learning environment is very well resourced. We have two large halls used for assemblies, dance, drama & sport. We have a large ICT suite plus extensive facilities for computing, a large library, a nurture room, a family kitchen and our very own covered swimming pool. 

About Us

We employ people who are passionate about ensuring that our children have the best possible experience at school irrespective of their contexts or starting points to maximize their achievement and progress. We are also a learning community and want all school staff to continue their professional learning with us be it through our extensive range of professional development in school, through Education Kingston or through our links and networks with neighbouring teaching schools. 

Working for us

If you're searching for your next post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed candidates - send us your CV now via our School Talent Pool and say what sort of role you're looking for. 

Working in Kingston


One of London’s liveliest boroughs. Life revolves around the Thames, with the buzzing market town of Kingston being the main attraction. Kingston High Street runs parallel to the Thames so it many of its favourite restaurants are found situated along the banks of the riverside.

With the popular Kingston University based here there is an abundance of bars and clubs to entertain the vibrant student population and younger residence.

Kingston upon Thames is one of the greener areas of the capital with two royal parks in neighbouring Richmond upon Thames. Local parks hold facilities to cater for all those who enjoy the great outdoors, such as Canbury Gardens which is home to the Kingston Rowing Club boathouse and is in turn a great spot for fishing.

Only half an hour from central London it has excellent train links. Situated near to the A3 and M25 it is also easily accessible by car. The river bus as an excellent alternative to get into Canary Wharf and London Bridge. 



Wimbledon Championships - In the neighbouring Merton bordering Kingston, the world famous Wimbledon Championships takes place. Indulge yourself in summer fun with a spot of Pimms, and Strawberries and Cream.

The Thames - Enjoy the beauty of the Thames when the weather permits it on foot, bicycle or boat.

Kingston Markets - Hunt for bargains in Kingston’s 800 year old markets.

Chessington World of Adventure - One of the UKs biggest and best theme parks. Great for those ‘kidults’ amongst us.

“Out of Order” by David Mach- Iconic sculpture that has been snapped by tourists the world around. If you’ve seen photos of London you’ll probably have seen this.


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