|Name||Chepstow House School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||09 January 2018|
|Address||108a Lancaster Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 1QS|
|Number of Pupils||405 (53% boys 47% girls)|
|Local Authority||Kensington and Chelsea|
|Percentage Free School Meals||0%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||0%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||No|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
Chepstow House School expanded in September 2015 to admit two-and-a-half-year-olds in the Nursery and key stage 2 pupils in the preparatory school. The school has exemption from the early years statutory framework in relation to the learning and development regulations, but not the statutory safeguarding and welfare requirements. The school’s last standard inspection was in November 2014. The school was judged to provide an outstanding quality of education. There are no pupils looked after by the local authority. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities, including those who have an education, health and care plan, is below average. The Little Chepstow Nursery accepts children from the age of two-and-a-half years old and offers morning or afternoon places only. There are currently 68 children on roll. Chepstow House is part of the Alpha Plus Group, which has 19 other schools and colleges. Chepstow House School aims to develop pupils ‘as well-rounded individuals, while growing and interacting as part of a community that promotes the spirit of collaboration and collective responsibility’.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school The headteacher is an inspirational leader who leads the school exceptionally well. She has enhanced the excellent quality of education since the school’s last inspection. The governors, who are also the directors of the Alpha Plus Group of schools, have a deep understanding of the school’s performance. They provide a high level of challenge and support to senior leaders. The proprietors and school leaders have ensured that the school meets the independent school standards. Pupils make excellent progress in a wide range of subjects. This is the result of consistently outstanding teaching across the school. Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary and supports their excellent progress. They are friendly, polite and respectful. Pupils value education and their attendance is well above the national average. The school’s work to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is highly effective in preparing pupils to take on their role as global citizens in modern Britain. In the early years, children play and learn in a safe and secure environment. Adults use assessments very well to identify children’s next steps in learning. Excellent teaching ensures that children make exceptionally strong progress. The curriculum is inspiring and excites pupils to develop a love for learning in a wide range of subjects. Parents and carers are truly appreciative of the school’s work. In the words of one parent, ‘A lovely, nurturing, creative, dynamic environment filled with numerous opportunities for children to learn and thrive.’ Leaders have established a culture of giving pupils the freedom to be creative, so they can flourish in all aspects of school life. They now need to continue embedding this to further enrich the already outstanding quality of education provided. Compliance with regulatory requirements The school meets the requirements of the schedule to the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 (‘the independent school standards’) and associated requirements.