Chestnuts Primary School
Chestnuts Primary School is renowned for its nurturing ethos right across Bletchley and beyond, providing the very best education for all children. It hosts the Milton Keynes Primary provision for hearing impaired children and in addition to this is held in high regard across the European Union as an excellent school model for inclusion – with visitors from Eastern Europe returning annually to learn from our success in achievement for all.
Judged Good with Outstanding features by OFSTED in December 2014, our school’s vision is not to be Outstanding, but to be World Class. As the regions Global Excellence Centre, our curriculum is relevant and thought provoking, enabling children to reflect on World Wide issues and develop into thoughtful and respectful citizens of the planet. Children learn Mandarin and British Sign Language as their additional languages.
The Chestnuts Way is embedded into everything we do. Four simple rules that are life changing; Choose your attitude, Challenge yourself, Have Fun and Make Someone’s day. The children and Chestnuts team live by these values each and every day.
We have a free Breakfast Club to encourage a healthy lifestyle and essential social development and we are also proud of our extensive and unusual sports provision, including our well known Fun Friday whereby children can try different sports such as; Golf, Cheerleading, table tennis, Archery, Performing Arts and much, much more. Having two school minibuses is also an exciting but essential part of daily life at Chestnuts– with sports festivals attended almost daily, free swimming lessons for non-swimmers and trips in all year groups being an integrated part of our curriculum and Chestnuts experience.
We believe parental support is also an essential service that schools should provide. As a result, we host weekly baby massage, ASD parental support groups, coffee mornings, financial support and even family pottery classes! Working together is a critical part of making a child’s school experience a success and preparing them for later life.
Head Teacher - Becky Skillings