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:
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