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Chigwell Primary Academy was inspected on 11-12 October 2023 and remains a good school.


What did Ofsted say?

  • Pupils enjoy coming to this school. They are proud to show their values of ‘respect, responsibility and resilience’. The school playground is a happy place.
  • Pupils look after each other. Older pupils look forward to, and enjoy, helping the younger pupils through their roles as play leaders.
  • Pupils behave well and work hard during their lessons.
  • The school and the trust have high expectations of what pupils can achieve. Pupils strive to reach these high expectations.
  • Pupils are very respectful of differences. They understand the importance of treating others with respect. They enjoy learning about the diversity of cultures across the world. Pupils especially like learning about the different world religions.
  • The school has designed a curriculum that is ambitious for all pupils.
  • The school provides useful and precise information on how best to support pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).
  • The wider development of pupils is a priority for both the school and the trust. Enriching the curriculum is important to leaders at all levels. There are many opportunities for pupils to develop their talents and interests.