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Welcome

If 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 or have a look on our Prospective Parents webpage by clicking here.  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, YouTube channel or in our school newsletters - please take time to have look so you can get a sense of life at Chase Bridge and why it is such a special place.

At Chase Bridge we set high standards of work and behaviour. Our most fundamental principle is that we believe intelligence and ability are not fixed and if our children develop skills such as resilience, resourcefulness, reflectiveness and reciprocity (learning to share and work as a team), they can meet their full potential. 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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Lots of Learning

School and Chase Bridge are about many things, but at our heart we are about the excitement of learning - we’re three weeks into the term and the children are all getting stuck into the curriculum in their new classes. To remind you, the details of the English and mathematics curriculum for each year group and the topic/theme overview for the half term are available on the school website. Click here to find out more. Here’s a taste of what all the year groups have been getting up to so far …

Year 4 have been learning all about India, which has included finding out about the Taj Mahal and reading a book called Cloud Tea Mon-keys. All the children are looking forward to visiting a Hindu temple, the Mandir next week; Year 2 have been reading the book ‘Traction Man’ and have been making their very own shoe box setting. Duncan said "The hardest part was when I was trying to stick the bits together but I didn't give up.” Year 6 have enjoyed the start of their first topic, 'Down by the Riverside'. They have visited Ted-dington Lock to explore the quality of the river water, the properties of different materials and the different ways that the River Thames can be controlled. At the Cabbage Patch Nurture Group we have been focussing on outdoor learning and working together. Year 3 are learning about Ancient Egypt. The topic has been introduced by mixing paints to create a desert landscape and Year 5 have had a delicious start to their topic on chocolate and got to spend a whole lesson eating different varieties of chocolate! Now they are looking at the play script of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and have already had a school trip to visit the Roald Dahl Museum. 'I liked learn-ing about when Roald Dahl was a pilot in the RAF' said Sophie (5D). Year 1 have been practising their Maths skills and The Reception children have had a great time exploring outside and looking for acorns, conkers, helicopters (sycamore seeds) and lots of leaves!

Please read our recent newsletter here.