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


24 Mar 2015

Extended Project Day

On the 19th March, Year 8 students had the opportunity to be journalists for the day. The result? A BBC News School Report with 180 students involved in the researching, interviewing, filming, editing and presenting.

With the General Election coming up, all political parties were invited to come into school to participate in our BBC News School Report: we had representatives from Labour, Liberal Democrats, UKIP and the Green Party.

Martin Johns (Liberal Democrat Councillor): "Thanks again for the opportunity to meet your students at Chenderit yesterday.I was very impressed by students' interest in the process, their preparation and involvement.”

Dickie Bird, (UK Independence Party Parliamentary Candidate for the Banbury Constituency): "The report was fantastic, definitely some budding Journos in your midst. I really liked the behind the scenes video as it was so natural.”

Ian Middleton, (Green Party Parliamentary Candidate for the Banbury Constituency): "I loved taking part and really enjoyed answering all the well thought out questions from the students. The discussion session with the 6th formers after the main interview was also a great opportunity to hear some feedback from first time voters and voters-to-be. I was very impressed with the level of questioning and engagement from everyone. It was extremely heartening for someone like me, who is relatively new to politics, to see so much involvement from so many young people.”

Unfortunately, there was no one available from the Conservative Party to take part.

To learn how the Banbury Guardian reported our event, please visit: http://www.banburyguardian.co.uk/news/local-news/chenderit-students-become-news-hounds-for-the-day-1-6654646

Chenderit School pupils published poets again…

Students entered the Young Writers’ national poetry competition ‘Poetopia’. Pupils wrote some fantastic poems inspired by the rules of the faction they chose. Judges commented on how they thoroughly enjoyed reading every entry! 16 of our students will have their work published.

A very well done to Holly Thompson, Constance Hawkey, Poppy Groombridge, Katie Mockford, Bethany Wilkins, Chloe English, Molly Beck, Catherine Tuckey, Megan Oberholzer, Charlie Taylor, Aalia Akhtar, Zoe Preest, Morgan Denison, Abigail Roskilly, Saira Saeed and Hayley Gunter for becoming published poets.

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate our writers. We are sure that our students will continue to keep up the great writing.

Jane Cartwright


View Blog Archive...