Wembley primary school hosts double celebrations

Hats off to year six pupils

Its hats off to a group of year six pupils who celebrated a double whammy on their final day at primary school.

The 11-year-olds from Chalkhill Primary school in Barnhill Road, Wembley, took part in a graduation ceremony to mark their transition to their secondary schools while celebrating an improved Ofsted report last week.

Following an inspection by the government’s education watchdog, the school has been bumped up to the ‘good’ category from ‘satisfactory’.

Rose Ashton, the school’s headteacher, said the hard work of the year six group was crucial in helping the school move up a level.

She said: “Ofsted judges everyone on their year six progress and attainment.

The strength of our year six over the past three years is one of the main reasons we have made it.”

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She also pinpointed other key elements to the improved report as being the high expectations set for pupils, a strong partnership with parents, pupils adopting a healthy lifestyle and outstanding care and guidance.

“Staff, parents and governors have all had to work every hard to raise standards. It has been quite a journey but it is fantastic to know we are providing a good education,” she added.

Cllr Mary Arnold, Brent Council lead member for children and families said she is delighted with the report, she added: “Chalkhill Primary School has made huge progress in recent years. I want to congratulate everyone at the school on this fantastic, well-deserved achievement and thank them all for their hard work.”