Chilcote Primary School

A Rights Respecting School

Welcome to the Chilcote School website


Celebrating, developing, affirming every child

Article 28: Right to Education                       Article 29: Goals of Education


Speaking on behalf of all staff and the Governing Board, I would like to welcome you to our wonderful school.

The academic year 2022-23 saw many successes of which we are proud. We are delighted to have been able to continue to provide what we believe to be an excellent balance between aiming for and attaining high academic standards and enhancing pupils’ personal development resulting from our ‘family’ ethos and our extra-curricular and residential opportunities. The commitment of the whole school community contributes to this. Many parents share this view. “You should be incredibly proud of the school you work for because you're all an amazing team.”

End of school year feedback, July 2023:

To Chilcote Staff,

I just wanted to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you for everything you have done this year. You all go truly beyond your role as a teachers, Deputy and Head. The time you spend ensuring the children are fulfilling their dreams doesn’t go amiss in our household.

Feedback following the annual Sports Awards presentation, July 2023:

“The recognition was not just ability focused but also celebrated those children that showed determination and great sportsmanship. It’s a breath of fresh air to see Chilcote School so passionate about such an important subject.”

Pupil feedback June 2023:

As part of a wellbeing survey, one pupil stated:

'School cares about everyone'

A teacher summarised her class’s response:

The children spoke at length about all the things that the school does to boost their wellbeing and positive image of themselves.

Never a school to rest on its laurels, we know we still have more to do. We now look, with assurance and excitement, to the academic year 2023-24. We will be:

  • further exploring a range of research-based teaching and learning strategies which will comprise the guiding principles for our Teaching and Learning Policy
  • embedding and continuing to evaluate our Wellbeing Strategy
  • securing success for the renewal of our Gold Rights Respecting status
  • trialing ways to better evaluate pupils’ quality of learning – How do we know they have learned what we intended them to?
  • Responding, where feasible, to suggestions by parents/carers and pupils to enhancing provision

For those of you who may be considering Chilcote School for September 2024, our reputation locally and citywide speaks for itself. I am in no doubt that should you join us, your experience will be a positive one.

With very best wishes,

Debbie Doherty

Headteacher September 2023



All staff have very high expectations of pupil's performance and continuously seek new practice to improve and build on this, promoting independence. The pupils articulated their appreciation for the school and felt valued as individuals and spoke highly of their teachers. Parents commented highly on the relationships that the staff have with the pupils. They feel the school supports the family as well as the child. Parents commented that Chilcote is a happy and caring school that provides a balance between nurture and an all - round education.

Quality Mark Renewal June 201


Achievement in literacy and numeracy is outstanding. The achievement of pupils working below the expected level of attainment for their age is outstanding.

OFSTED Survey Inspection 2008


Outstanding teaching and high quality academic guidance underpin the exceptional progress of the pupils.