The school's last full inspection was in November 2013 and it was judged to be GOOD in all areas. The school received a short, one-day inspection in March 2018 and retained its GOOD status. Please click on the links at the bottom of the page to download the full inspection reports.


Here are some comments from the most recent full OFSTED inspection in November 2013 :

“The leadership team sets high expectations for pupils’ progress and for the quality of care, support and guidance, about which parents comment very positively.” 

“The school is well led by a highly respected and caring headteacher.” 

The inspector observed 9 lessons over 2 days and concluded that “Teaching is consistently good and some is outstanding.” … adding that “teachers plan lessons which make learning enjoyable”

“Teachers work effectively with skilled teaching assistants to support all pupils” and he described the teaching assistants as providing “expert help to pupils”. Pupils were observed making “very rapid progress” in lessons as a result of being “fully engaged” in their learning. Pupils were described as being keen to learn and “proud of their achievements”.

The inspector also stated that: “The monitoring of the quality of teaching by the Headteacher and the Deputy Headteacher is assiduous and it has led to improvements in the amount of outstanding teaching seen.”

In meetings with the inspector, “pupils described their teachers and support staff as being ‘amazing’.”  Pupils’ behaviour around school was recognised as exemplary: “Pupils behave exceptionally well around school, supporting each other with kindness and care,” and the report also noted how their good behaviour in lessons allowed them to make consistently good progress.  The report went on to say: “Pupils support each other extremely well and are keen to take on responsibilities such as house leaders, play leaders, office assistants and ‘buddies’ to younger pupils.” “They comment positively about the way pupils who join the school at other than usual times are enthusiastically welcomed into the school community.”

The report commented on the Early Years Foundation Stage: “Progress is rapid through the early years Foundation Stage.” and “By the end of KS1, pupils have made better than expected progress in reading, writing and mathematics.”  In particular, the strong progress of children’s reading was recognised across the school.

The positive impact of the school’s International links were identified as a strength: “The links made with other schools, both in the UK and abroad and the use made of visitors to the school , support strong social, moral, spiritual and cultural education.”  The wealth of opportunities for children were also noted: “There are regular curriculum enhancement days…There are also opportunities for pupils to play a range of musical instruments and to sing in the school choir… sport in the school is very strong, with many opportunities for pupil participation”.

The governing body were identified as effective in their role, supporting the school well: “Governors make a strong contribution to school improvement and they have a good range of skills and experience.”


 OFSTED Short Inspection - March 2018.pdfDownload
 Ofsted Report November 2013.pdfDownload
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To read Cheeky Chimps Pre-school's latest Ofsted Report, please click on the file below:

 EY272462 - Cheeky Chimps - Inspection Report (1).pdfDownload
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