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Expected start date
As soon as possible
4 October 2021 at 9:00am
27 September 2021
- School type
- Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
- Education phase
- School size
- 698 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 3 to 11
- Ofsted report
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- Contact email
- Contact phone number
- 0161 224 1269
About Chapel Street Community Primary School
About Our School
Our school values are respect, inclusion and growth. These are incredibly important to us and shape our provision for all pupils, staff and the wider community. We are proud of our relational approach which underpins ‘the Chapel Street Way’. Visitors to our school comment on the warm, welcoming environment and nurturing relationships. Our commitment to wellbeing, equality and improvement is strong and can be seen through our actions at all levels across school.
Chapel Street Community Primary School serves a diverse and vibrant community. We are a large (three-form entry) urban primary school with many unique strengths and challenges as a result. Ofsted inspected our school in June 2019 and we received a grading of “Good”. We are very proud of this achievement whilst recognising the ongoing school improvement journey still ahead of us. This has been impacted further by the recent COVID-19 pandemic.
Currently we have 702 pupils on roll – which includes a nursery and three classes for each year group from reception to year 6. Around 60% of our children are of Pakistani heritage, 6% are White British and the rest belong to a wide range of ethnic groups. More than 35 languages are spoken in the homes of our children, with many of our pupils being multi-lingual; a large proportion of children who start in our Nursery are unable to speak English, and many children are still in the early stages of learning English. Overall, 87% of our pupils are EAL. We have high levels of mobility, including International New Arrivals. This rich cultural diversity offers us many exciting opportunities for children and staff to learn from each other – it is something we value greatly.
Levels of social and economic need are high for a significant number of our children and approximately 18% of our pupils have Special or Additional Needs. We are actively inclusive – for pupils and staff – and have started work towards a BAME strategy that will be led by a collaborative group of staff, governors, pupils, parents / carers and representatives from our wider community.
Chapel Street holds Manchester’s Silver Eco-schools Award. In 2018-19, we also received the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) and the School Games Bronze Award. In July 2019, we received National Safety Certification (Safety Mark). We also recently achieved the One Education Gold Excellence in Wellbeing Award in recognition of our incredibly successful work around staff wellbeing in December 2020 and the One Education Bronze Reading Award in July 2021. We are currently working towards completion of the Leading Parent Partnership Award, SEND Inclusion Award and Wellbeing Award for Schools.
Our school has a strong tradition in providing a range of professional development experiences for our staff, to meet both individual and school priorities and aspirations. As we are a large and diverse school there are many in-house opportunities for professional growth and development as well as those that arise through our collaborative approach to school improvement and strong relationships with other agencies and professionals. We have also supported a number of staff in achieving leadership qualifications ranging from Level 3 to Level 7, NPQML, NPQSL, NASENCO, Masters and other relevant professional qualifications for example in coaching and mentoring.
We have an incredibly supportive and effective governing body and an inclusive, warm and welcoming team of staff – from our teachers and TAs through to admin, premises, cleaning and lunch time staff. Staff tell us that they feel able to ask for help when needed and value working as part of the ‘Chapel Street Family’. We are all very proud to work here and committed to our children and community. Our children are the highlight of our school and there is something very special about them all. Similarly, our parents / carers and wider community are respectful, positive about school and from very diverse backgrounds.
Arranging a visit to Chapel Street Community Primary School
We will arrange tours of the school for any candidates who are successful with shortlisting.
School locationChapel Street, Manchester, M19 3GH
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