Chestnut Grove Academy
45 Chestnut Grove
Balham, London SW12 8JZ
T: 020 8673 8737

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At Chestnut Grove Academy, we are committed to providing an environment that encourages all students to maximise their potential. Gifted and Talented provision is a growing department, aimed specifically at students identified as gifted and talented. However, we are inclusive and our goal is to raise achievement across Chestnut Grove Academy.

If you would like to find out more about our Gifted and Talented provision at our school, please read or Gifted and Talented Policy.


Gifted students are identified as those in the top 5% of students within their year group for mean CAT4 scores.

Talented students are identified by teachers and heads of departments as having particular abilities or potential to achieve in their subjects. Students in our subject specialist cohort are automatically enrolled as 'talented' in Art or Languages. Other subjects will select their 'subject starts' by November of each year.

To recognise students who develop at different rates from others, the identification of Gifted and Talented students is a continuous process. These students may have their excellence recognised through a balance of different approaches (Appendix 1):

  • Subject area nominations
  • Assessment results
  • SENDCO nominations
  • Gifted and Talented co-ordinator nominations
  • Parental consultations

Gifted and Talented provision

To view the school's Gifted and Talented provision for Years 7 to 13, click here.