Chenderit school was founded in 1979 to serve the villages of south Northamptonshire and has grown since then into a popular and successful school. As an 11 to 18 comprehensive school, and an academy since March 2012, Chenderit accepts every student who lives in our catchment area. Each year a number of students join us from schools in Oxfordshire and elsewhere, in particular joining our highly successful sixth form, which is largely housed in new, purpose-built accommodation, teaching rooms and lecture theatre.

Chenderit was inspected in May 2011 and judged to be outstanding. As one parent told the inspection team: 'I have been incredibly impressed by the whole Chenderit experience and cannot praise the school enough. It is an excellent school full of staff top to bottom who obviously care deeply.' The inspectors found that the curriculum, the sixth form, care and guidance, and student achievement, in particular, were outstanding.

We are an ambitious school, constantly striving to improve the experience we offer our students. Since it first opened the school has had a strong tradition of excellence in the arts showcased in the Michael Heseltine Gallery

We believe that a successful school is at the heart of a vibrant learning community, a web of connections that combine to create outstanding results. Having read about the school on our website, should you wish to find out more, do not hesitate to contact us.



19 Nov 2014

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Jane Cartwright as Headteacher of Chenderit School.

Jane was appointed following a rigorous two-day interview process, against a number of excellent candidates, at least two of whom came from outstanding schools. Candidates were assessed in 10 panels, by more than 25 people, drawn from teaching and non-teaching staff, students, governors and an external advisor.

Jane assumed the role of Acting Head in the summer term and has already implemented a number of initiatives to move the school forward.

I am absolutely delighted that Jane will be leading us in the next stage of Chenderit’s future. I am sure you will join me in congratulating her and we look forward to working with Jane to ensure the best outcomes for our students.

I was very proud that, during the process, Chenderit staff and pupils were praised, by the candidates, for their polite, engaging, articulate and courteous manner. We truly have a school to be proud of.

Roger Bell

Chair of Governors

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