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 2019 SIAMS Inspection Report:
‘ The biblical basis of the school’s vision has a clear impact in all areas of school life. It is transformational and enables all members of the school community to flourish.
Support for the mental health and wellbeing of all stakeholders is exceptional. Care and support is both practical and compassionate and ensures both adults and pupils can thrive in relationships based on Christian love and hope.
Pupils are inspired by RE and use their knowledge to think critically. They are confident in discussing their religious beliefs and can reflect on how issues may affect them personally.
Pupils are articulate and reflective learners, they are eager to share their ideas and opinions openly and honestly, relating sensitively to each other whatever their race, gender, faith or disability.
Leadership is RE is exemplary. It is inclusive, proactive and extends pupils understanding of different world faiths and cultures. ‘