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Our Proud History

Oliver Goldsmith School is a community primary school maintained by the London Borough of Brent. Our school takes its name from the famous writer Oliver Goldsmith who was born in 1728 and died in 1774. His famous works include a novel ‘The Vicar of Wakefield’, a poem ‘The Deserted Village’ and a play ‘She Stoops to Conquer’.

He spent part of his life living in our school district on a hill just outside the village of Hyde, which is now the Springfield Estate. Our school, which was built in 1937, took the name of Oliver Goldsmith at its official opening in February 1938. The children transferred to this new building from an old school building called ‘The Kingsbury School’ situated on the Kingsbury Road near to the Edgware Road. The school celebrated its Golden Anniversary in 1988 and we celebrate our 80th birthday in 2018.

Oliver Goldsmith wrote "Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall." We help our children to build their skills of resilience so they can learn from their mistakes and use them to grow future success.