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

14 Jul 2015

Last week was a very special week at Chenderit School.


Firstly we celebrated our students' achievements, commitment and extra- curricular successes at our Celebration Evening. Our award winners and their families were able to hear staff reflections about their work and efforts this year. Throughout the evening we were also entertained by our Musical Theatre Society and a student who recited a poem for us. The whole evening really was a fabulous celebration of all that we hold dear and we are very proud of each and every student.


On Thursday and Friday evenings, MTS entertained parents, carers, wider family members, staff and fellow students with A Night at the West End. This was a veritable spectacle of acting, song and dance and left us all feeling truly uplifted. To witness, first hand, such dedication and talent was inspiring and I am sure I speak for most of the audience when I say that we are eager for the next performance around Christmas.


And then, following the disappointment of a sports day that was rained off on Tuesday, on Friday we had a very successful event. Those students who participated were very well supported by other students in their own tutor groups, year groups and from the wider school community. The supportive atmosphere throughout the day was second to none and made for a pleasant occasion.  There were a number of personal bests and many students benefitted from the opportunity to play sports with our Sixth Form students who were magnificent leaders throughout the day.


Thank you to all parents who have written to me this week to express your gratitude. I am always grateful to those in our community who take the time to write and tell us how much they have appreciated the opportunities we have provided for the young people in our care.


Jane Cartwright