We are officially Outstanding

Pupils have been celebrating with double delight at the arrival of the summer holidays and a fantastic Ofsted report which has awarded Outstanding statuses across the board at our school.

Strong leadership, exemplary behaviour, strong progress and teaching of a ‘very high standard’ were all highlighted by inspectors in a report published this week, which saw all five key areas graded Outstanding.

“The inspirational headteacher has played a pivotal role in the creation of the new school. She leads a strong team of equally committed and passionate staff who drive improvements. As a result, pupils benefit from an outstanding education,” says the report.

Prospective parents have the chance to see the school for themselves with open days from 9.30am to 1.30pm on Tuesday, September 25 and Wednesday, October 10.

“Teaching and learning are of a very high standard across the school. Teaching and support staff are enthusiastic and skilled in getting the very best out of pupils,”  continues the report.

Headteacher Esther Brooks said the report was a fantastic way to end the school year and was testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved with the school.

“To be awarded Outstanding in all areas is a great achievement by everyone here at Chestnut Park Primary School. All our staff, governors, pupils, parents and the whole team are celebrating the news and looking forward to building on such wonderful success,” said Mrs Brooks.

“We strive to bring out the very best in all our pupils and the Ofsted report has highlighted numerous areas of which we can all be extremely proud,” she added

Our  school, a member of the multi-academy GLF Trust, opened in 2015 and has 235 pupils up to and including Year 2, when all the pupils have the chance to learn the violin or cello. The purpose-built school includes state of the art technology and a learning deck on the roof and will be an all-through school for children to the age of 11 from 2021.

“Leaders receive highly effective support to carry out their roles. They benefit from working within the wider GLF Schools Trust in partnership with colleagues and from sharing good practice. Leaders ensure that high-quality professional development opportunities are available for all staff,” the report says.

“The school’s clear routines and expectations mean that pupils get the most out of learning time. All staff have high expectations of pupils. Pupils respond well and are engaged purposefully in their learning. They demonstrate a curiosity for learning by asking questions of staff and each other.”

Inspectors found that pupils were proud to be at Chestnut Park Primary School  and felt valued and parents said they had also developed strong working relationships with staff.

“Teachers have consistently high expectations. As a result, the quality of presentation is high in all subject areas. Pupils take great pride in their work. This is evident in their books and displayed work,” the report says.