The OFSTED inspectors last visited the school on the 9th and 10th February 2010. Some of the main findings are:
- "Chantry Primary has improved significantly since its last inspection because of the vision, drive and determination of its headteacher and the highly effective senior leadership team, supported well by staff and governors".
- "The school makes a significant difference to the lives of its pupils. From below average starting points, children get off to a good start in the Early Years Foundation Stage. In Key Stages 1 and 2 they continue to make good progress academically because they are taught well".
- "Underpinning the improvement in pupils' progress is a curriculum, frequently referred to as providing the 'wow' factor, which paces great emphasis on memorable first-hand experiences through visits or visitors to the school".
- "The school's involvement with its community improves year-on-year. High quality partnerships with parents, local schools and professional agencies all contribute to the good achievement of the pupils".
- "Typical of the many positive comments made by parents, and one which summarises the school well is: 'My child loves this school and looks forward to each day. The wow factor days are brilliant - my child has learned a lot from them'."
- "Senior leaders monitor the work of the school very closely and constantly strive to improve provision".
- "... pupils' progress has accelerated year-on-year for the past three years and looks set to improve further. During the same period, the curriculum and quality of care guidance and support have had a much greater impact on pupils' development. Pupils' behaviour, for example, in now excellent. The school, therefore, clearly demostrates an outstanding capacity for sustained improvement."
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