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Chingford Foundation School

We pride ourselves on our unique environment which equips every student with skills, knowledge and enriching experiences.

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Following a visit from Ofsted in December 2019, the School has been graded ‘Requires Improvement’ overall. We have moved swiftly to put in place measures to achieve the inspectors' targets: adopting a series of progressive and robust strategies to enhance our curriculum, raising standards and expectations of behaviour through reviews of policies, teams and implementation of our Charter on a Trust wide level, enhancing our careers provision and training to develop staff knowledge of their subject area.

The report also highlighted the following strengths:

  • The new Executive Principal has high expectations for the school; pupils have noticed a difference since she arrived
  • Pupils say they are encouraged to respect others and treat everyone equally
  • School systems ensure that pupils behave well in classrooms; they feel safe and can focus on their work
  • Behaviour in lesson is calm and purposeful
  • Pupils told us that they know they will get help and support when they ask for it
  • Many pupils stay on in the Sixth Form, they explained that it has a good reputation
  • Programmes of study in mathematics and science are well planned
  • Sixth Forms students show positive attitudes and commitment to their studies; students have access to a broad range of support and guidance
  • Large numbers of students’ progress to university
  • Extra-curricular opportunities are available are available to all pupils. This includes overseas visits, subject related day trips and after-school clubs
  • Leaders ensure that pupils learn how to keep safe from risks that they might face.

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