Headteacher's Welcome

At Chenderit School we have established a strong and supportive community where staff and students strive to "Aim High, Work Hard and Be Nice”. Our students are valued as individuals and are actively encouraged to pursue excellence, not only academically, but in all other spheres of school life. Our aim is to unlock each student’s potential and to celebrate every individual’s progress and achievements.

Chenderit School is a forward looking school with proud traditions. We encourage our students to embrace all opportunities at school and, through these, to develop into increasingly resilient, independent, adaptable, respectful and resourceful learners. We have high expectations of our school community and pride ourselves on our safe, supportive yet challenging environment in which students are able to enjoy, flourish and achieve.

I hope you find the information you are looking for on our website and that it gives you a flavour of what is unique and special about our school. If you are considering whether Chenderit School is the right school for your child, please contact us for more information or, better still, arrange a visit to meet our staff and students and to experience our welcoming atmosphere, our sense of purpose and the wide variety of opportunities that Chenderit has to offer.

Jane Cartwright


16 Apr 2015

Welcome to the summer term. This term, Chenderit welcomes Mr Roddy Lloyd-Jones, a new Deputy Headteacher. As a Visual Arts School, it seems appropriate that Mr Lloyd-Jones is an Artist by training. He comes to us with an excellent track record both in teaching and learning and in school leadership. He has worked as an Art Teacher in London, a Head of Art in Hertfordshire, a Head of Sixth Form and an Assistant Headteacher in Milton Keynes and as a Vice Principal in Saudi Arabia. We are delighted that Mr Lloyd-Jones is now a Deputy Head (with responsibility for Behaviour for Learning and pastoral work) at Chenderit School. To learn more about Mr Lloyd-Jones’ philosophy for learning, please look out for our next Intouch publication.


"Towards the end of the Easter holiday, eighteen Y12 students went to New York with the Business Studies Department. During the 5 day visit, students undertook a number of activities, including a World Trade Center Design & Urban Planner walking tour. The walking tour of the Financial District including Wall Street and the Stock Exchange finished with a visit to the Museum of American Finance, which gave the students a great insight into the world of finance and its importance in the city of New York, along with some history about the home of commerce. Another highlight was the behind the scenes tour of Macy’s department store, where the students were educated about the history of the store and the influences that have made it one of the best shopping experiences for customers across the world. The talk looked further at marketing, merchandising and customer service and explained some fantastic technology currently being developed which will change how their fitting rooms will work in future.


As well as the Business content, students also got a number of other opportunities to see other aspects of New York. These involved watching the Brooklyn Nets NBA basketball team, shopping in Times Square, eating at Ellen’s diner on Broadway, ice skating at the Rockefeller and going to the ‘top of the rock’, visiting the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Islandand walking round Central Park. The group also visited the 911 Memorial, which was particularly poignant because of the guide’s first-hand experience of that dreadful day's events.” Ms Darvell.


My thanks go to Ms Darvell, for organising such a wonderful opportunity for our Post 16 Business Studies students. My gratitude also goes to Mr Vickers, who, with other colleagues, has just led a fabulous ski trip to Italy. Mr Vickers comments:


"A group of 34 KS4 and Post 16 students, accompanied by a number of staff, went to Pila in the Italian Alps for a week’s skiing over Easter. The group consisted of complete beginners, skiers who had limited experience and some very good, advanced performers. The week was a fantastic experience for all who went. We have never seen a whole group make such progress inside a week. On and off the slopes the students were a credit to themselves, their families and their school. The feedback from the instructors about our students was great. The resort was also outstanding, the skiing very good and the students were great company all week. A great opportunity which we shall look to run again next Easter!”


Jane Cartwright



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