Welcome to Chesterton Primary School

Choosing a school for your child is a very important decision and we hope that this website provides you with all the necessary information to help you make an informed choice.

Welcome to Chesterton. We are an Ofsted Outstanding 2 Form Entry inner city primary school situated in the heart of Battersea, south west London. We are a UNICEF Rights Respecting School which holds the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child at its heart. Our rich curriculum empowers pupils to be active, global ctizens and develop a participatory approach to their world. Learning through rights allows our pupils to cultivate positive relationships with both peers and adults, supporting their education for life.

We're fortunate to have a Children's Centre co-located on our school site meaning we can offer education, and a wide range of services for families and their children aged 0 to 11. Our school leads the South West London Maths Hub, the Wandle Teaching School Alliance and the Wandle Early Years Hub.

Mark Siswick 
Executive Headteacher


“An outstanding school that provides a very high quality of education for its pupils”


Diary dates

Jul 19, 2019

School may be out for summer, but we've got a full range of great activities happening at the Children's Centre throughout July and August for families and your under 5s! Highlights include our Healthy Fridays with advice and cooking sessions for you and your child. Check out our timetable at this link for full details. 

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Lower Phase

Jun 28, 2019

Nursery have been reading the story, ‘You can’t take an elephant on the bus!’ We have been thinking about the size of jungle animals and using lots of lovely language to describe them, ‘an elephant is so heavy and enormous – you can’t lift it up!’ ‘I think a baby tiger cub is smaller and then you can pick it up if it’s tiny’.

It has been an exciting time in Reception this week as our caterpillars have all turned into chrysalis. We have been watching them grow bigger and bigger since they arrived after half term. Now we will have to wait a little longer to see them turn into butterflies before we can release them to start the life cycle again. 

This week 1M have been preparing for their class assembly which is all about the Seaside! The children have been learning lots of seaside songs and working hard to remember their actions.

Middle Phase

Jul 12, 2019

The penultimate week of the term has come to an end and what an exciting week it has been!  In Middle Phase, all the children have really enjoyed working hard throughout 'Identity Week'!  The children have enjoyed learning all about their personal identities and all the things that make them special and unique. 

Children have enjoyed discovering that their identities can be made up of many different parts such as their religion, families, friends, school. age, culture, likes and dislikes and so much more!  In the classroom, children have been creating self-portraits, fact files about their area and creating bar graphs about their class, just to name a few!

To finish up the week, the children have enjoyed celebrating their achievements and sharing them with their parents at the first ever History and Geography showcase.  In Year 2, the children shared the results from their enquiry in to the life of Mary Seacole.  In Year 3, the children showed off their djembe drumming and batik skills from Tanzania.  In Year 4, the children created their own seals from the Indus Valley.  Did you know that archaeologists are still trying to find out the truth about what happened in the Indus Valley!  Wow!

Don't forget, Sports Day is on Monday and International Day is on Wednesday next week!

Upper Phase

Jun 21, 2019

We've had another fantastic week in Upper Phase. Year 6 have been busy practising for their end of year performance of Annie and we are so excited to show you all our hard work in just a few weeks time. Year 5 had a great day out on Wednesday.  They went to the Southbank Centre for a Gamelan workshop (Indonesian music) and walked down Southbank on a poetry trail and even visited the London Poetry Library! We all finished the week with an own clothes day to collect donations for our Great Fete on Saturday 6th July. See you there!

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