Welcome

WelcomeIf you are new to our school we hope you enjoy visiting the website and find the information you are looking for and, in future, that we have the pleasure of welcoming you in person.  We organise school tours for prospective parents throughout the year - please contact us if you would like to know more about life at Chase Bridge.  Click here for an introductory message from our Headteacher, Andrew King.

The school community works closely together to provide exceptional opportunities for our children.  Many of these are recorded on our Facebook page and the children often write about their experiences on our school blog - please take time to look so you can get a sense of what a special place Chase Bridge is and perhaps make a comment too!

At Chase Bridge we set high standards  of work and behaviour.  We expect all members of the school community - children, staff, parents and governors - to work together to maintain these standards and for children to work purposefully towards achieving their best at all times.  Our school motto is Excel at Learning; Express Your Talents; Care for Others.

Chase Bridge first opened as a Primary School in 1953.  Our location is unique: we have two special neighbours, the Rugby Football Union in Twickenham Stadium and the Royal Military School of Music at Kneller Hall.  We are also close to the Harlequins ground, The Stoop, and many of our families are passionate rugby supporters!  In recent years the school has undergone a programme of expansion and refurbishment to allow us to accommodate additional classes - children, staff and parents are all very proud of our 'new' school!  Today we are a three form entry Community Primary School and nursery in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, with about 640 pupils.

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What a Year!

This is the last newsletter of the year – and what a year it has been. It all started off with the Rugby World Cup— such a dim and distant memory now—and continued with, amongst other things, a very successful OfSTED inspection and yet another visit from the BBC (look out for year 1 starring on CBeebies in September)! Well done to the children in year 6 who have worked so hard this year and are definitely ready for all the excitement and challenges in secondary school. In addition to the excellent dramatic Shakespearian performances this week they did very well in the national tests and overall our results far exceed schools nationally and in many aspects are in-line with the Richmond average which is excellent given that the borough is the highest performing in the country.

At the start of the week you received a letter about staffing and the classes the children are moving to in September. Parents have also had the opportunity this week to find out about next year’s curriculum at the Meet the Teacher meetings this week. If you found it difficult to make those meetings then please remember you will be able to introduce yourself to your child’s new teacher at the Book Look events on Monday and Tuesday next week. The presentations from the meetings have also been uploaded to the school website so please look there for further information about the new year group’s curriculum and expectations.

Today you will have received your child’s end of year report. I hope you find the information useful – they are very similar in format to the previous year with the exception that they do not contain any national curriculum levels. These have been removed by the government and now we report on whether children are meeting the new raised national expectations; they are below that, ‘emerging’; or exceeding expectations, which is sometimes called ‘working at greater depth’.

By this time next week the school will be closed for holidays – just a reminder that our final day is on Thursday and the school closes at 2pm. If I don’t see you before then, I hope you and your family have a very happy holiday and I look forward to seeing you all safe and sound at the normal time on Wednesday 7th September.