Welcome and thank you for taking an interest in Gilmorton Chandler Primary School. Our Church of England Academy caters for children from 4 to 11 years of age and serves the parishes of Gilmorton, Kimcote Cum Walton, Ashby Magna, Bruntingthorpe, Peatling Parva, Upper Bruntingthorpe and Willoughby Waterleys. We established Inspiring Primaries Academy Trust (IPAT) in June 2017.

We are a caring school, with a team of dedicated professionals committed to providing a happy, safe, well disciplined environment where all children can grow in God’s love and make the most of every learning opportunity offered to them. The emphasis is on excellence, excitement and challenge.

We pride ourselves on inclusivity and service to our community. Children are encouraged to become independent, creative learners who also respect and care for others. We believe our school is a place where every child feels special and we hope that every child leaves us feeling they have something unique and special to offer the world in which they grow up. 

Our core virtues are taken from Galatians 5. 22-23 ‘…the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control’. Our vision is to strive for excellence in everything we do, working under God’s guidance and endeavouring to enable all to flourish, bear fruit and live well together.  This can also be seen in our strapline taken from Colossians 1:10 ‘…bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God’. 

This website can only give you a snapshot of life in our school. To find out more, please come and visit us to see and feel for yourself what we have to offer.

Mrs Marie Sandford

Head Teacher, National Leader of Education, CEO IPAT

The following are some highlights from our latest SIAMS Inspection Report:

‘ There is a strong presence of the school’s Christian community, reaching out to include and involve others in the learning environment…

The values and beliefs based on ‘the fruits of the Spirit’ are known and understood by all members of the school and lived out daily in their lives both at school and at home…

Behaviour is excellent with parents recognising good manners…

The school recognises the value and uniqueness of each child, providing a safe and welcoming place for each individual…

The headteacher, staff and governors explicitly promote the distinct Christian vision of the school. The headteacher is well supported by the local incumbent who plays an active role in the life of the school and local community. School self-evaluation is based on robust systems of school improvement. ‘

National Society Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools Report, 11th June 2014