Are you interested in one of our current vacancies? Visits to the school are warmly welcomed, please contact the school office to arrange an appointment.   We are really proud of our new school building and wonderful children. As a new school we have the opportunity to grow and develop our own curriculum to meet the needs of the school community. As the school grows, we are always recruiting new staff as we expand by a year group each year.

Are you ambitious, looking to develop your career within a new school, with the outstanding support from GLF Schools? If so, please contact us for a school tour with the Headteacher. To register your interest, join our Talent Pool and we'll keep you up to date when we start recruiting for specific roles.  


We are a new three form entry primary school which opened its doors to reception children for the first time in September 2015. Each year the school will increase its age range, adding an additional year group until it is an all through primary school in 2022. In 2016 we moved to our long term site on St James Road, Croydon, a new purpose built school.

Our new school building boasts state of the art technology in a modern, purpose built school. With a newly formed team of staff, we are excited by the opportunity to provide a relevant, irresistible curriculum which promotes a love of learning and secures the highest standard for every child. At Chestnut Park Primary School, we believe in working with the local community to ensure school is a place ‘where children grow, learn and flourish together’. This ethos is embedded within our vision, values and aims.

Working for Us

So, what are the benefits of working for a school in the GLF family of schools? We are a group of schools rooted in providing the best possible education for children and we are not motivated by ‘making a profit’. This means we enable each Headteacher and their team of leaders to ensure that the work of their school is of the highest standard allowing children and young people to have high aspirations. We continually offer excellent CPD opportunities as well as supported career development across the family of schools. Over the past three years, we have trained and developed 15 leaders who have been promoted to headship, deputy headship, assistant headship and school business managers. Our family of schools regularly network and collaborate to share insight, expertise and best practice not only within our own family but also beyond. (For example last term, Glyn School hosted an Independent Thinking ‘Big Day Out’, where some of the UK’s leading educational innovators, thinkers, authors and practitioners came together to share ideas, insights and strategies.) 

As a part of GLF Schools, you will have access to a huge network of support including:

  -      Support challenge meetings

-       Data analysis and target setting

-       Ofsted preparation

-       Coaching and support for teachers

-       Leadership development

-      Middle leadership

-      Leadership Review

-      Mock Ofsted

-      Regular Forums

Headteachers, School Business Managers, Leading Practitioners, Outstanding Teachers, NQTs, English, Science, Maths...and more We welcome teachers of the highest standard, who are enthusiastic, motivated and knowledgeable in order to provide an environment that facilitates developed learning. 

Vision and Values

Our Vision, Values and Aims

Dream- Achieve- Inspire

Chestnut Park Primary School will be a school of excellence where every child is both challenged and inspired to achieve beyond their dreams

The unique character of Chestnut Park Primary School is captured within our core values which will enable children to Grow, Learn and Flourish to become STRONG, responsible, forward thinking and confident citizens.  Our STRONG values form the basis of our behaviour for learning policy:

S Self-Control to develop self-control in our emotions and behaviour

T Tolerance to develop an acceptance and understanding of difference

R Respect to find value in difference, appreciating worth in ourselves and others

O awareness of Others to be aware of others, their needs, interests, strengths and values

N No one left out to join in, to help everyone to contribute, working collaboratively within and beyond the school community

G Growing Friendships to secure healthy emotional bonds and relationships


 * To provide an exciting, broad and challenging curriculum which encourages a love of learning 

* To ensure each child attains the highest academic achievements of which he or she is capable 

* To establish an inclusive and welcoming school at the heart of the local community 

* To create an ethos of respect which values and embraces diversity 

* To develop responsible and ambitious citizens 

* To encourage every child to set themselves aspirational goals; developing independent learners and thinkers who will achieve beyond their dreams

Headteacher's Welcome

I am delighted that you have expressed an interest in joining our team of staff at Chestnut Park Primary School. We believe joining Chestnut Park Primary School provides an opportunity to be part of something incredibly special as we develop an irresistible curriculum which enables all children to ‘ Dream-Achieve-Inspire’.

Chestnut Park Primary School is a brand new three form entry primary school which will opened its doors to reception children for the first time in September 2015. Each year the school will increase its age range; adding an additional year group until it is an all through primary school in 2021.

Our new and expanding school provides the opportunity for children to ‘Dream-Achieve –Inspire’ through a curriculum and environment which captures their interest; developing independent learners and thinkers who love learning. In order for this to be successful, we require enthusiastic, dedicated and highly skilled staff who are willing to ‘go the extra mile’ to help every child succeed. Being part of the Chestnut Park Primary School team will enable you to be part of this new and exciting school at the heart of the Croydon community.

If you’re searching for a teaching post, why not contact us now? You’ll be working as part of a dynamic new team who are committed to ‘Learning and Teaching’ as our core purpose.

Esther Brooks


Curriculum Statement


Chestnut Park Primary School is committed to developing a love of learning through a curriculum in which children are inspired, excited and challenged. If the children enjoy their learning experiences, they will want to engage in these learning experiences again and again. 

In September 2015, Chestnut Park Primary School  welcomed our first cohort of reception children. This provided us with a unique and exciting opportunity to personalise the curriculum to their needs and interests. 

Dream- Achieve- Inspire

Our philosophy is simple; if children enjoy learning, they will set themselves aspirational goals or dreams. Within an exciting, challenging and creative environment, children will achieve these goals whilst inspiring each other and driving their learning forward. Our ‘Dream-Achieve-Inspire’ philosophy towards the curriculum creates this community of learning.

Our Curriculum is based on three key drivers:

Basic Skills               Enterprise               Diversity


Basic Competence- children will secure, retain and apply the skills of reading, communicating, writing and calculating to the highest standard.

Enterprise- children will be innovative, embrace challenge and develop as independent learners and thinkers.

Diversity- the curriculum is developed knowing that children learn best when actively engaged in the world around them. Our curriculum embraces equality and diversity; developing the school’s values, within a language rich and nurturing environment. 

The curriculum drivers are reflected throughout Chestnut Park Primary School’s vision, values and aims.

Please do visit our website 'curriculum tab' for full details of our themed curriculum. 



GLF Schools

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GLF Schools aspires to create a group of academies that have a reputation for delivering an outstanding education for all children and students.
Whilst operating as a part of a family, each school exists in its own right maintaining its own unique characteristics and individual identity.
Whilst each school serves to meet the needs of its local community, all are united in their core purpose of providing an outstanding educational experience.

We are confident that GLF Schools has the capacity to support any school in its improvement journey, no matter its present context. We are passionate about helping schools achieve the best possible outcomes for their children and young people. In addition to being an approved Academy sponsor, we are able to offer a range of value-for-money services. These services range from full academy conversion with GLF Schools through to collaboration and support regarding school improvement, HR, business and finance management services, behaviour support, bespoke training or assistance with governance.

GLF Schools holds an ambitious vision for education. Its academies are committed to our core remit of providing an outstanding educational experience so that:

 1. all children will enjoy their learning, attain high outcomes and be helped to become confident individuals and responsible citizens whilst making excellent progress in all respects;

 2. all children will benefit from an inclusive ethos, excellent teaching and a broad and balanced curriculum underpinned by strong leadership, in a local school;

3. all children will be supported and encouraged to lead healthy and active lives developing the legacy of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.


Local Area

About Croydon

Croydon is a town in South London, located within the London Borough of Croydon to which it gives its name. It is situated 9.5 miles (15.3 km) south of Charing Cross.

Croydon is located on the natural transport corridor between London and England's south coast, just to the north of two gaps in the North Downs, one followed by the route of the A23 Brighton Road from Purley to Merstham and the other followed by the A22 from Purley to the M25 Godstone interchange. Croydon has developed as an important centre for shopping.

Croydon is split up by a number of different areas in the same borough. Fairfield, Broad Green, West Croydon and South Croydon make up the rest of Croydon, but are known as separate areas in their own right. The most prominent of these towns is South Croydon, which has become a town of its own, with various shops and its own high street.

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