Headteacher’s Welcome

I would like to extend a warm virtual welcome to our extraordinary school. The Observatory School is a very special place for both pupils and staff alike. It is a place where ambitions, aspirations and talents are nurtured to achieve remarkable things. If your child is lucky enough to be with us, or join us in the future, our truly remarkable team of highly qualified staff will wrap around your child and family and encourage significant change.

Three years ago, when I took over as Headteacher, we set out on a journey, the destination being to establish excellence in our school. In doing so we have blended innovation in teaching with interventions to support, nurture and challenge all of our pupils to be the best they can be. Be that in our  classrooms, outside areas or on astonishing adventures around the world.

Our ambition is for each child, whatever their starting point, to achieve highly academically, socially and spiritually, leaving us prepared for the next phase in their lives. In my role as Headteacher I ensure that my staff have all they need to nurture, support, stretch and challenge our pupils to fulfil their full potential. Children in my school are kind and act with integrity and know that success is a measure of not just their academic ability, but their personal, social and emotional progress and overall wellbeing.

It is my commitment to everyone at this school that I will work hard to ensure the very best levels of social, emotional and academic achievement are made possible at my school. I hope this message and the wealth of information available to you virtually gives you hope. Please contact me directly, through the school office if you would like to talk about what we can offer.

Best wishes,

Mr Gregory Chiswell,