OFSTED Inspection

St. William of York School in Merseyside hosted an OFSTED inspection in December, Her Majesty's Inspectors noted the 

"Pupils like the enrichment opportunities that are provided through educational visits and visitors and the chance to learn chess and take part in local and national tournaments"

St. Teresa's Catholic Infant and Nursery School in Southport had an OFSTED inspection on the 6/7th of February. HMI was most impressed on seeing Y2's weekly chess session in action. They were all engaged, concentrating and enjoying the session.

She wrote in the report:
"Year 2 pupils also play chess weekly. This allows them to solve problems, think strategically and work in partnership with their classmates. Pupils relish this time." The school is happy to report that it was deemed "good" in all areas which is a big leap from the "inadequate" judgement 15 months ago. Eleanor Davies the Headmistress told us: "Chess has had a very positive impact on our school - as it has in many others I'm sure."

OFSTED credits Chess in Bradord Central Pupil Referral Unit

 “Inspectors were extremely impressed by [students at Bradford Central PRU's] attitudes when observing the weekly chess sessions, where all students spend up to an hour learning and playing chess with each other and staff. These are special moments and contribute hugely to students’ social development.” -'Outstanding' Ofsted report for Bradford Central Pupil Referral Unit, February 2015