Chingford Hall Primary Academy is a slightly smaller than average single form entry primary school with 288 pupils and 46 staff and is located in a highly deprived area of east London. The number of children eligible for free school meals as well as those who speak English as an additional language are both well-above average. The proportion of children with special educational needs and/or disabilities is above average. Chingford Hall is rated outstanding by Ofsted and has been a top 1% school nationally for the past five years.
Chingford Hall was last inspected by Ofsted in 2011 and received an outstanding grade. Below is an abstract from this inspection report.
“The tenacious and talented leadership of the head teacher and her senior team have ensured that standards have risen sharply since the time of the last inspection and are now significantly above average. Achievement is outstanding. Children get off to an excellent start in the Early Years Foundation Stage and make exceptional gains in their learning in a very short space of time. Throughout the rest of the school, progress continues to accelerate and is very impressive; pupils meet and exceed highly challenging targets… This is because of a candid and robust approach to evaluating the work of the school and those within it. Self-evaluation procedures are extremely thorough and ensure an unrelenting focus on standards and achievement, and a drive for excellence at all levels…This, coupled with a dedicated, highly talented staff, means that the school has considerable capacity for further, sustained improvement. Leaders are never complacent and continually seek ways in which they can improve pupils’ life chances.”