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

20 May 2022

We have been super proud of the way our Y11 and Y13 students have embraced their GCSE and A level exams this week, the first summer series of exams to have been sat since 2019.

So far, students have reported that the papers have been accessible and that they have been well-prepared for them. I am sure that each and every one of our students has tried to show the examiners the very best of what they have learnt over the past couple of years or so, and I wish these students the same positive experiences that they have had this week for the duration of the exam period.

I would like to express my personal and our collective thanks to all staff of Y11 and Y13 students not just for the more recent breakfast and after school revision sessions but for their teaching, personal guidance and overall dedication to our students throughout.

Thank you also to parents for your on-going support of your children – having had one child sitting A levels and one sitting GCSEs one summer, I know from personal experience that it’s not always easy to be a parent at such times!

For all other students, it's important we remain focused on working in a calm and purposeful way in preparation for all forthcoming end of year exams. Mr Williams has written to the parents of students in all other years this week explaining what and how to revise, and we urge parents to share and discuss this information with their children. As he explains in his letter, a good comparison to use with your child is that of athletes preparing for the Olympics, up to four years away. Athletes do not hope to succeed on the basis of last-minute cramming; nor do they prepare for their Olympic event by using the previous 4 years as "a chance to find out what they don’t know or can’t do”! Please, ensure your children are as well prepared for these vital assessments as possible, thereby putting themselves in the very best position for their future life chances.

Beyond exams, there is much to look forward to this summer term - we are busy planning more Duke of Edinburgh practice and qualifier weekends, Y6-7 and Y11-12 transition events, Y7 summer camp, Y10 and Y12 work experience weeks, celebration evening, sports day and our first school production since Covid!

Let’s hope the sun keeps shining for us…

Jane Cartwright