Chenderit School was opened in 1979 on fields which, it is said, were formerly used for archery practice. The name ‘Chenderit’ is an adaptation of a medieval name for Middleton Cheney.The school was founded to serve the villages of south Northamptonshire and has grown since then into a popular, oversubscribed 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.

We are an ambitious school, constantly striving to improve the experience we offer our students. We are all learners, we value learning and see learning as a lifelong process.

We seek to create an open and creative community where all are valued, supported and challenged to be the best we can possibly be. Our community is based on honesty, integrity and responsibility borne out of mutual respect. At Chenderit School we respond to challenges in creative and flexible ways which demonstrate our values and inspire a positive culture.

At Chenderit we believe that:-

 the school should be a secure, pleasant and supportive environment; this means our school should be thriving, dynamic, supportive and challenging

 all members of the school should respect each other and treat others in the way they would want to be treated themselves; we actively support and monitor equal opportunities and are sensitive to the issues of race, gender, social background and culture

 we all work together to make learning enjoyable and satisfying for everyone; we see lifelong learning as a goal for us all and learning should be about passion and ambition with quality at its heart

 everyone should have the opportunity to fulfil their ambitions, dreams and goals and everyone should have their achievements recognised; we have creative responses to the dreams and ambitions of others, we seek to unlock talent and for every member of our community to "walk a step or two with genius”, our expectation is for all of us to be the best we can be

 we shall work together to build good relationships within and beyond the school gates; we seek to be responsible citizens and actively promote community responsibility, we are members of local, regional, national and global communities and we seek to engender amongst learners a sense of tolerance, understanding and integrity

 every person is valued and must receive equal opportunities; everyone should have an entitlement to education and support. Through the active promotion of the principles of equality of opportunity, we demonstrate how much we value each other.


Tomorrow’s citizens will have to be able to survive in a much more challenging and fast paced environment. At Chenderit School we want every single one of our students not only to survive but also to flourish in meeting these challenges.

Having read about the school on our website, should you wish to find out more, do not hesitate to contact us.


17 Dec 2014

Another year has passed! Christmas is almost upon us and yet it only seems such a short time ago that we were welcoming new staff, new Y7 and new Y12 students to our school and getting into the swing of academic work following the summer holiday.

During the course of this term we have celebrated the achievements of so many of our young people, not just during our formal Celebration Evening which was held at the end of November but also through our weekly assemblies and, of course, by awarding many positive SIM logs and sending praise postcards and letters home. Students who have received such accolades are rightly proud of their achievements and we delight in their achievements too. Well done to all of you and may this continue into 2015!

This week, many students have played an active role in Chenderit’s Charities Week. Many of our Sixth Formers have shown real determination, commitment and leadership in organising and running this week for the whole Chenderit community and, furthermore, they have already raised a considerable amount of money for their chosen charities as a result of the generosity of so many students and staff throughout school. Charities are an integral part of many communities and change the lives of people in need every day as a result of even the smallest of donations. This year, the Sixth Form Committee has chosen Let’s Play Project (Banbury), MIND and Teenage Cancer Trust as the charities who will benefit from the school’s fund raising activities: we thank all who have been involved in any way.

Finally, may I take this opportunity, as we look towards the end of another term, of wishing you a Christmas that ends the present year on a joyful note and makes way for a fresh and bright New Year that is filled with happiness, success and contentment.


Jane Cartwright


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