Chesterton Primary School


Name Chesterton Primary School
Website http://www.chesterton.wandsworth.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Inspection Date 10 March 2008
Address Dagnall Street, Battersea, London, SW11 5DT
Phone Number 02076221619
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 463 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 14.5
Academy Sponsor Wandle Learning Trust
Local Authority Wandsworth
Percentage Free School Meals 35.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 58.5%
Persisitent Absence 8.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.5%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Description of the school

Chesterton is a large primary school, which serves an urban area that is economically deprived. This is evidenced by the fact that the number of pupils who take free school meals is well above average. Families move in and out of the area far more frequently than is usual. This is a diverse multicultural community and the number of pupils of minority ethnic origin is much higher than the national average. Over two thirds of the pupils require extra support in learning English as an additional language when they arrive. The school holds the Investors in People award. It is unusual in that it has two full-time headteachers. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate