Chestnut Park Primary

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About Chestnut Park Primary

Name Chestnut Park Primary
Ofsted Inspections
Mrs Tamara Dexter
Address 64 Wheatear Road, North End, Yatton, BS49 4FW
Phone Number 01174710702
Phase Academy
Type Free schools
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 76
Local Authority North Somerset
Highlights from Latest Inspection

What is it like to attend this school?

Pupils flourish at this exceptional school. Pupils live up to the school's high expectations. Pupils excel in every aspect of their education.

Nurturing, warm relationships exist between staff and pupils. Pupils love coming to Chestnut Park Primary School.

The school values of honesty, empathy, appreciation, respect and trust empower pupils to care for and show genuine kindness towards one another.

As a result, the school is a purposeful, calm place to learn. Pupils' behaviour is exemplary. They show self-control and act with care and consideration for others.

Pupils' conduct in lessons and at breaktimes is impeccable.

Pupils excel in the ar...ray of enrichment activities that are of exceptional quality. Pupils have opportunities to learn to speak French and take part in activities such as art, music and drama.

Pupils make a tangible difference to the school. They relish the opportunities to take on leadership roles as eco monitors, house captains and play leaders. Pupils play a significant role in the local area, where they contribute to events and festivities.

This instils a sense of pride in belonging to the school community.

Parents praise the education their children receive. Many parents appreciate the school's high-quality pastoral support and approachable staff.

What does the school do well and what does it need to do better?

The school's precisely crafted curriculum is carefully implemented. It meets pupils' learning needs in every way. From the moment children join the school, they benefit from a curriculum that is aspirational and highly effective.

The curriculum is skilfully sequenced so that pupils build their knowledge securely over time. This begins in the pre-school, where a strong foundation is created for future learning.

Assessment is used exceedingly well to check that the curriculum is learned and remembered by pupils.

Staff are adept at identifying misconceptions swiftly. They use this information to adapt future learning. Staff revisit learning to help the most important knowledge stick in pupils' memory.

As a result, pupils across the school learn exceptionally well. They acquire an impressive depth of knowledge across all subjects. Pupils achieve exceptionally well in all areas.

The school ensures that reading is at the very heart of the curriculum. From pre-school, knowledgeable, highly trained staff develop children's communication and language. Children learn phonics when they start school.

Pupils use their phonics knowledge effectively to blend and read unfamiliar words. Staff provide rapid support for those who need to catch up. No pupils are left behind.

Many pupils enthuse about how reading brings learning to life and helps them to learn new words. Across the school, pupils learn ambitious new vocabulary.The school is highly ambitious for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

There is a strong culture of inclusion. The school takes all possible steps to identify and meet pupils' needs quickly. Staff are knowledgeable.

They expertly adapt plans and learning activities for pupils. This means pupils with SEND learn the same impressive curriculum as their peers. These pupils make exceptional progress from their starting points.

The provision for pupils' personal development is expertly woven through the curriculum. Pupils are taught how to be responsible, global citizens. They have a deep-rooted knowledge of wider religions and fundamental British values.

For example, pupils contribute to the school's India partnership and meet with inspirational visitors. This develops an excellent understanding of equality and diversity. As a result, the school develops compassionate and responsible young citizens.

The trust and governors hold leaders to account effectively. They have a firm grasp of the school's strengths and priorities for development. Together, the trust and governors ensure that staff are well looked after and their workload is considered.

Morale is buoyant across the dedicated staff team. As a result, pupils thrive at this exceptional school.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.

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