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Welcome to Chickerell Primary Academy and Chickadees Pre school!


Dear Visitor,


Welcome to our web-site. We hope that you enjoy your visit and that it gives you a taste of what we can offer children entrusted into our care.


"Children make Chickerell'

'Every child matters ,so every day counts'


These are just some of the phrases that best sum up how, as a staff, we see education at Chickerell Primary Academy and Chickadees pre school. Our young people depend on us and their families to look after, nurture and inspire them every day. We want them to feel that 'the sky's the limit' and they can achieve ANYTHING they want to, with our support. We want them to be ambitious, positive and determined to make the best of themselves- and it is absolutely our moral obligation to help them to do this through challenging them in their learning, and modelling these attitudes for them. 


Pupil  safeguarding and  their emotional and mental  well being are paramount to us too.  Children need to be emotionally 'ready to learn' in order to be educated as effectively as possible . We rely on the ELSA and THRIVE approaches to provide the children with the support they need.  We are a Rights Respecting School and strongly  encourage Pupil Voice.  The 'United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child' (UNCRC) underpins all that we do.  UNCRC Article 3 - All adults should do what is best for you.  When adults make decisions, they should think about how their decisions affect children. 


We know that young people only get 'one shot' at their education and as well as trying to encourage them  to achieve their very best through a high level of aspiration, we want our children to leave us as independent, confident, emotionally resilient young people who are eager and well-prepared for secondary education. We particularly try to promote co-operation, respect and enthusiasm, alongside other key learning skills in the hope that our young people move onto the next stage of their education, 'secondary ready' in every sense of the phrase . 


In essence, for us,  'every child matters and every day counts' -  so we aim to make the very most of our time with them.


Jody Harris, Principal

David Tattersall, Chair of Governors

School Prospectus 2017/18