Cavendish 'A Warm and Welcoming School'

Ofsted find local primary provides 'good foundation for future life'

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Following a recent inspection, Cavendish Primary School in Chiswick has been praised by Ofsted for providing a good standard of education and for providing pupils with a 'good foundation for their future life'.

The inspection report, which has just been published, states that pupils are 'well taught, given good support to enhance their learning, and make good progress as they move through the school'.

The inspectors also reported that the school 'promotes pupils' personal achievement well, as seen in the harmonious relationships and good behaviour in classes and around the school'.

They particularly noted the comments of one parent, who described the school as a 'loving place in which to thrive and study' and of a pupil who said that 'teachers are friendly and kind, they make learning fun so we are never bored'.

Head teacher Anne-Marie Inwood said 'All of us at Cavendish are very pleased by the findings of the Ofsted report, which has identified the school's many strengths. It is a real testimony to the hard work of staff and pupils and to the sense of community within our school. We are particularly pleased that the report has acknowledged the good relationships that exist between staff, pupils and parents and of the respect shown by our pupils for other cultures. As a school we are committed to continual improvement and welcome the suggestions offered by the inspectors for further development'.

Chair of Governors Sandra Jones said 'The last few years have seen the school go from strength to strength and we are pleased that Ofsted have acknowledged the strong leadership shown by the Head Teacher and the strong commitment to the school shown by all our staff, that has made this possible’.

The full report can be found on the Ofsted website at:

April 4, 2008