School Street, Great Chesterford, Saffron Walden, Essex CB10 1NN
10 reasons to choose Great Chesterford Church of England Primary Academy
Great Chesterford Church of England Primary Academy has a Schoolsmith Score® of 69. It is one of the best state primary schools in Saffron Walden and one of the 3 best independent or state primaries within 5 miles.
Great Chesterford Church of England Primary Academy is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 4 and 11 years. It is a Church of England academy converter faith school. The school is one of the 2 members of Great Oak Multi Academy Trust. The school was also rated as Good by Ofsted in its last (2022) inspection. Reception places are sometimes oversubscribed, on first preference.
Average class size
Great Chesterford Church of England Primary Academy has one class per year, and an average class size of 29 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Great Chesterford Church of England Primary Academy ranks in the top 6% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 24% of schools.
The Great Chesterford Church of England Primary Academy curriculum
School curriculum emphasises Christian social morality and also includes PSHE, French. Subjects are taught separately and are organised by topics, with cross-curricular linking where appropriate. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and a residential trip in Year 6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with specialist teaching for music and sport.
Sport at Great Chesterford Church of England Primary Academy
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Great Chesterford Church of England Primary Academy
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir and two instrument ensembles. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Out of school hours care from 8.00am to 6.00pm provided by an external contractor.
Find another school near Great Chesterford Church of England Primary Academy
St Thomas More Catholic Primary School, Saffron Walden (4.4 miles); Great Abington Primary School (5.4 miles); Chrishall Holy Trinity and St Nicholas Church of England Primary School (6.4 miles).
Cambridge International School (4.4 miles); The Perse School, Upper School (9.7 miles); Landmark International School (10 miles).
Saffron Walden County High School (4.3 miles); Sawston Village College (5.1 miles); Linton Village College (7.3 miles).