Headteacher Statement

Welcome to Chopwell Primary School

At Chopwell Primary School our dedicated team of staff and Governors are committed to ensuring that all of our children not only achieve their full potential but do so in a caring, stimulating and exciting environment.

We are extremely proud of our outstanding work in developing our children as global citizens of the future. We have achieved our fifth International School Award (2016-2019), with the study of other countries and cultures providing an innovative thread to many areas of our curriculum. In particular, we enjoy a close friendship with Amaji Elementary School in Japan which has provided pen friends and joint project work for our children and included teacher/pupil visits to each other’s school. We are also outstanding in our provision of an annual 5-day visit to France for our Year 5 and Year 6 children to promote their French language skills.

We provide an excellent range of before and after school clubs, free of charge, which are open to all children. Our facilities for developing physical education and the arts are exceptional, achieving the Arts Mark Award in 2012-13, the Fair Active School Award in 2015 and the Healthy School Award 2016. We are also proud to manage Chopwell Centre for Sport, a modern state of the art fitness facility which is available to the children until 4pm. It boasts a modern 3-court Sports Hall, Dance & Fitness Studio, Function Room, 3 court sports hall and 2 outdoor Multi Use Games Areas (MUGA) available for the whole community to enjoy.

We are well supported by our parents/carers and encourage them always to play an active role in their child’s education. As Chopwell is a rural village we have many close links with the local community and take every opportunity to become involved in life outside the school.

We hope that this website will give a flavour of the rich and varied life our children encounter on a daily basis at Chopwell Primary.