Please see our latest Ofsted Report Here

Welcome – the school is open for the children of key workers and those who are vulnerable or have an EHCP. According to Government guidelines we are planning to re-open Reception Class, Year 1 and Year 6 in June.

For information about Corona Virus and the actions being taken by the school, please click here

We are a small, one-form entry, community school set in beautiful grounds in Finchley.  We pride ourselves on being a friendly, welcoming school and encourage parental involvement and support.  Behaviour for learning is outstanding and our children love to come to school and learn.  Children make excellent progress and become confident independent learners within a safe, secure and happy environment.

Watch astronaut Tim Peake congratulate Chalgrove students:


See the message sent to Chalgrove from footballing star Stephy Mavididi who plays for Juventus (he also the brother of Pauline who works in Forest Lodge)

Football Video

The Chalgrove Curriculum

Our ethos is ‘to develop well-rounded, happy children who have enquiring minds and a thirst for knowledge and for life!’

Our school curriculum is designed to ensure children leave Chalgrove as resilient, independent learners, who have a passion for and love of learning. We want our pupils to be interested in the world around them, to have open minds, tolerance and understanding of others, a good general knowledge and the ability to work together in teams – learning from one another. We want all children to experience a wide range of subjects and opportunities so that every individual gets the chance to shine.

Teachers plan through a creative topic approach and the National Curriculum is incorporated through the class topics or a core text. Engaging and relevant activities are planned to enthuse children and we ensure that all children have opportunities

» Outdoor learning

» Active learning

» Questioning

» Research

» Educational visits

» Real-life practical experiences

» An extensive range of after school clubs and sporting activities

The school motto which was chosen by our children is:

‘If you believe, you can achieve’.  This encompasses our view that all children can succeed given the right environment, motivation and support. Our core school values are honesty, hard work, courage, respect and friendship and resilience.

Headteacher:  Mrs J Gaffney


Ofsted report March 2019

ARP Unit – Forest Lodge

Chalgrove Primary School now has the provision up and running and is looking forward to welcoming children with a diagnosis of Autism into the unit.

Quick Links

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School lottery

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» After school clubs for Spring term 2020

Prospective Parents

» About Us
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» Teaching Staff
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» School Policies
» Admissions
» Ofsted Report
» Term Dates 2019-20
» Term Dates 2020-21

How to Find Us

Chalgrove Primary School
Chalgrove Gardens
N3 3PL

Telephone: 020 8349 1798

Office Manager – Susan Fitchett
Secretary – Gladys Lebbie

Nearest Underground Station is Finchley Central on the Northern Line.  Nearest Bus Stop is 326 or 143 buses to Crooked Usage/Hendon Lane.

Click this link to see the Catchment Area Map.