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

Headteacher’s Blog

03 Feb 2023

This has been a busy, yet unusual week.

After 8 years in post, Mr Lloyd-Jones is retiring at the end of the summer term. For this reason, yesterday, we interviewed for the post of Deputy Headteacher, to be in charge of the pastoral work of the school from September 2023. We had a really strong field and our rigorous selection process for the 6 shortlisted candidates included a student panel comprising students from across all year groups, a governors’ panel, various written activities, a presentation and a final interview. I am delighted to be able to share with you that we appointed Mr Belstone, Assistant Headteacher, to this position.

We offer our sincere congratulations to Mr Belstone and are confident that Mr Lloyd-Jones’ excellent contributions to Chenderit will be built on in the years ahead.

Wednesday reminded us about what it was like to be in school during the pandemic. For the first time in many years, we saw NEU teachers take strike action on that day. Although 73% of students accessed their learning online and a number of students were invited to be in school, this situation is, of course, less than ideal. It may be that, with 3 more days of action looming, you feel that you would like to write to our local MP, The Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom to emphasise the importance of addressing the underlying causes of this industrial dispute and improve teacher supply in order to deliver the best outcomes for children and young people in the future. Should you wish to write to our local MP, the prepared letter from the Association of School and College Leaders can be adapted and used, to press for action over the teacher recruitment and retention crisis and help to resolve the industrial action which continues on 1st, 15th and 16th March. The letter can be found here.

Our collective voice could be very powerful

Jane Cartwright