Wimbledon Chase Primary School

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Wimbledon Chase Primary School
Established 1907
Type Primary school
Headteacher Sue Tomes
Location Merton Hall Road
London
SW19 3QB
England, UK
Local authority Merton
DfE URN 102662 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender Coeducational
Ages 3–11
Website www.wimbledonchaseschool.co.uk

Wimbledon Chase Primary School is a primary school located on Merton Hall Road in Wimbledon, London, England. It educates boys and girls aged 3 to 11. The school also houses the Acorn Nursery which caters for very young children.

History[edit]

Wimbledon Chase was founded in 1907 as a county school for girls, but it became Wimbledon Chase Middle School in the 1960s when the Merton LEA was transitioning into the three-tier system. The upper age was later reduced to 11 when the LEA reverted to the two-tier system.

It was also used for the filming of the movies Growing Girls and P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang.

Present situation[edit]

Wimbledon Chase is admired for its extensive grounds which consist of two large fields, one catering for a 200m running track, tennis courts, and many wildlife and nature areas. The school itself currently has two forms per year, but in September 2008 a third form was added in reception classes which could mean the need to expand the school onto its playing fields. Some local parents have opposed the motion, which could be a one off decision, but as the school is heavily oversubscribed it may have no choice. As of the 2011/2012 academic year there are now three forms in reception, Year 1 and Year 2.

Personnel[edit]

  • Headmistress: Sue Tomes
  • Deputy heads: Mrs C Burnett; Mrs Roberts
  • Caretaker: Mr B Canham

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°24′46″N 0°12′45″W / 51.4128°N 0.2126°W / 51.4128; -0.2126