Churchfields Primary School, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme
The school is a larger than average primary that has increased from 281 on roll in 2012 to 334 on roll in September 2016
In January 2012, Churchfields was potentially set to close. Ofsted judged the school to be ‘inadequate’ across all areas of the inspection framework. As a solution, Chesterton Community Sports College offered to lead the school using the high school leadership team to move the school out of special measures.
Whilst under HMI, the school moved from inadequate to good in May 2013. This was due to rapid improvement measures being put into place by the C.A.T. team.
On December 1st 2013, Churchfields became the first school to join the newly formed Chesterton Multi-Academy Trust. Improvement measures continued and on the 1st July 2015, the school gained an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted.
It is now an over-subscribed school in Key Stage One and close to capacity in Key Stage Two. A new nursery has been built and the school has been completely transformed into a vibrant learning environment.