The academy is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The academy opened in September 2013, with 19 children starting in Reception. The academy now has 19
pupils in Year 1 and 30 in Reception. The academy will add new year groups each year until it contains all year groups from Reception through to Year 6. Places are oversubscribed for September 2015.
The academy was opened because of the shortage of primary school places in the local community. This is
the first inspection carried out since the academy opened.
The academy provides full-time provision for children in Reception. The majority of pupils are White British. A small minority of pupils speak English as an additional
The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is below the national average. This is
additional government funding for pupils known to be eligible to receive free school meals and those in local authority care.
The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is in line with the national
All key appointments to senior positions have been made. Further appointments will be made to the senior
team and other teaching and non-teaching staff as the number of pupils on roll increases.
The academy serves a very mixed community, with pockets of significant deprivation. A small proportion
of pupils attend for short periods of time only before being re-housed, so there is significant mobility
within classes and year groups.
Chesterton Primary School is sponsored by the Active Learning Trust. The Trust currently manages 12
academies in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, one of which is the Isle of Ely Primary School. The executive headteacher also leads that school.
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