We are a small, one-form entry, community school set in beautiful grounds in Finchley.  We pride ourselves on being a friendly, welcoming school and encourage parental involvement and support.  Behaviour for learning is outstanding and our children love to come to school and learn.  Children make excellent progress and become confident independent learners within a safe, secure and happy environment. 

The Chalgrove Curriculum

Our ethos is ‘to develop well-rounded, happy children who have enquiring minds and a thirst for knowledge and for life!’

Our school curriculum is designed to ensure children leave Chalgrove as resilient, independent learners, who have a passion for and love of learning. We want our pupils to be interested in the world around them, to have open minds, tolerance and understanding of others, a good general knowledge and the ability to work together in teams - learning from one another. We want all children to experience a wide range of subjects and opportunities so that every individual gets the chance to shine.

Teachers plan through a creative topic approach and the National Curriculum is incorporated through the class topics or a core text. Engaging and relevant activities are planned to enthuse children and we ensure that all children have opportunities for:

Outdoor learning

Active learning



Educational visits

Real-life practical experiences

An extensive range of after school clubs and sporting activities

The school motto which was chosen by our children is:

‘If you believe, you can achieve’.  This encompasses our view that all children can succeed given the right environment, motivation and support. Our core school values are honesty, hard work, courage, respect and friendship and resilience.

Headteacher:  Mrs J Gaffney

Ofsted report March 2019

ARP Unit - Forest Lodge

Chalgrove Primary School now has the provision up and running and is looking forward to welcoming children with a diagnosis of Autism into the unit.

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How to Find Us
Chalgrove Primary School
Chalgrove Gardens
N3 3PL

Telephone: 020 8349 1798
Email: [email protected]

Office Manager - Susan Fitchett
Secretary - Gladys Lebbie

Nearest Underground Station is Finchley Central on the Northern Line.  Nearest Bus Stop is 326 or 143 buses to Crooked Usage/Hendon Lane.

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