Merton school voted “outstanding” by Ofsted

Merton’s Wimbledon Chase Primary School recently received the highest accolade from Ofsted, scoring “outstanding” for everything inspected – its pupils’ achievement, quality of its teaching, pupils’ behaviour and safety, and leadership and management.

In its report, Ofsted highlighted how much the pupils enjoy school, their good behaviour and positive attitude to learning. Ofsted also commented on the school’s “high levels of achievement” and praised its atmosphere of mutual respect and consideration for others” and “outstanding curriculum”.

Wimbledon Chase has benefited from the council’s multi-million pound investment in school expansions. The school now offers enough places for 90 pupils in a year.

Merton Council’s cabinet member for education, Councillor Martin Whelton, said: “It’s fantastic that the school has achieved outstanding in its Ofsted report which is testament to the hard work and commitment of the staff and pupils. With the school having recently been expanded, increased number of pupils are now able to enjoy a superb education at an outstanding school and I congratulate them on their achievement.”

Headteacher of Wimbledon Chase Susan Tomes said: “We are very proud that the achievements of our staff and children have been recognised by Ofsted. It is a great tribute to our school and community.”


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