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

Headteacher’s Blog

A warm welcome back at the start of this summer term.

26 Apr 2019

At this time of the year, our attention is naturally drawn to public and end of year exams. Students who sat PPEs (pre-public exams) in the spring term applied themselves well and demonstrated that they are on track for success in this summer’s GCSE and A level exam series. Public exam timetables can be viewed at:
http://www.chenderit.northants.sch.uk/GCSE-Exams.asp (year 11) and
http://www.chenderit.northants.sch.uk/A-exams.asp (year 13)

Whilst we wish all students the determination and resilience to keep aiming high and working hard during the remaining preparatory weeks, we also know that working towards and sitting exams can be a particularly stressful time for young people. Young Minds have recently launched advice for parents about supporting young people during exam time. Their tips include:

-Working with your child to find what revision style works for them
- Encouraging your child to take revision breaks and find a balance between studying and doing things they find enjoyable and relaxing.
- Making sure your child is eating and drinking at regular intervals.
- Reassuring them and reinforcing the message that you are and will be proud of them no matter what happens.
- Remaining positive and hopeful.
- Letting them know their feelings are valid and normal, but also offering support and solutions where possible.
- Being aware that anxiety is often worst at night which this means it is useful to encourage good bedtime routines, which do not involve screen time.

You can find out more here: or contact staff in school for additional support. Students in all other year groups are preparing to sit end-of-year examinations. These exams will take place for the following year groups, on the following dates:

Year 12
- End-of-year written exams begin on Tuesday 18th June 2019
- Theatre Studies practical exams begin on Monday 24th June 2019

Year 10
- End-of-year written exams begin on Tuesday 18th June 2019
- Art practical exams begin on Monday 17th June 2019
- Design and Technology NEA begins on Monday 3rd June 2019

Year 9
- End-of-year written exams will take place in the week beginning Monday 17th June 2019
- Drama practical exams will take place in the week beginning Monday 10th June 2019

Year 7 and 8
- End-of-year exams will take place in the week beginning Monday 10th June 2019

We wish all students good luck and success this summer.

Jane Cartwright
Headteacher