Update from the Headteacher

Welcome back to another exciting school year at Chessington.

It has been an excellent start to the new school year. The highlight of which has been seeing so very many new Year 7 students joining us with big smiles on their faces. Personally I am always eager to get back and see all of our children and so this is one of my favourite times of the year. They have all returned eager to do well and get involved in the opportunities they have at the school.
I was happy to see so many of our students do so very well in their GCSEs. As a school we continue to strive forward with these very pleasing results as well as some excellent individual performances. Our progress continues to be a real success with progress 8 and attainment 8 looking to be better than national average again. Staff and Students at Chessington worked tirelessly, in the midst of myriad changes nationally. This has certainly paid off. All of our students performed well but particular congratulations to Leah Christmas (all 9s and A Stars), Lucy Rattue (As across the board) Lauren Ridpath (a mix of A and A star grades), Rosie Shipham (a mix of A and A star grades) Farah Elmaarfi (outstanding progress 8 scores) and to Harry Letheren (excellent progress).

Now looking forward to the year ahead, I hope that you as parents, prospective parents or interested members of the Chessington community come in to pay us a visit. We have coffee mornings, fireworks displays and parent information evenings coming up soon so please do take the opportunity to come in to our school. On Thursday 28 September we have our Open Evening and I invite all members of our local community to visit us from 18:15 on that evening.

Thanks for taking a look at our website and for your interest in the school I hope to see you personally soon.


Mr A Ali




08 September 2017