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Headteacher's Welcome

Welcome to Chestnut Park Primary School 

Thank you for expressing an interest in Chestnut Park Primary School, the first of GLF Schools within Croydon. 

Thank you for visiting our website. I would like to wish you a warm welcome to Chestnut Park Primary School where the children's well-being is at the core of all we do and we  strive to provide the best education.

We are a three-form entry primary school in the heart of Croydon, catering for children aged between 4 and 11. At present our highest cohort of children is year 5 and we look forward to hosting year 6 next year when we will be at full capacity.

At Chestnut Park we have a passionate and dedicated team of staff who make great efforts to support the children to achieve their full potential by ensuring they are inspired by what they are learning. This is underpinned by an innovative tailored-made curriculum that has been created to engage, excite, and inspire the children. It gives them the opportunities and experiences, and teaches them a range of skills and knowledge to reinforce their love and passion for learning.

We are incredibly proud of our children at Chestnut Park and delighted to say that our children see our school as a safe place to be. Somewhere where they feel happy and valued. We continue to believe in setting the highest possible standards in everything we do, ensuring our children can be the best they can be through the embedded school values of: self-control, tolerance, respect, awareness of others, no one left out and growing friendships.

In June 2018 we were proud to be judged as OUTSTANDING in our Ofsted inspection - a true reflection of our tireless commitment to the children and their education journey.

I hope our website gives you an insight into Chestnut Park that shows you just some of the exciting things we offer our children.

Hayley Lewis

Head of School


We are a three-form entry primary school which opened in September 2015. In September 2016 we moved into our newly built premises on St James Road where, currently , we have Reception and Years 1 to 5. By September 2021 we will be an all through primary school. In June 2018 we were proud to be judged OUTSTANDING by Ofsted - a testament to the hard work and commitment of our staff.

With our growing team of staff, we are excited by the opportunity to provide a relevant, irresistible curriculum which promotes a love of learning and secures the highest standard for every child, even in these challenging times.

At Chestnut Park Primary School, we believe in working with the local community to ensure school is a place 'where children grow, learn and flourish together'. This ethos is embedded within our vision, values and aims. A whole school focus on language development ensures our children make good progress throughout their time at Chestnut Park. If you are looking for a reception school place for 2021, please do contact our school where you will receive a warm welcome from our staff and children.

For all parent and public enquiries, please contact the Office Manager, Natasha Rainford-Hay on

We look forward to welcoming you to our school.

Esther Brooks 

Executive Headteacher 

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