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

26 May 2023

Today is the last day our students in years 11 and 13 will be on site and learning together with peers and staff. Year 11 will be enjoying a rite of passage, a ‘last day of school’ tradition that generations of UK students have enjoyed previously – polo shirt signing. Typically, school leavers will create keepsakes for the years ahead by letting their friends and staff sign their polo shirts. Later this afternoon, Y11 students will attend a final ‘leavers’ assembly’, where we shall celebrate the year group as a whole. Y13 students will have a ‘leavers’ lunch’ and a ‘leavers’ assembly’ once the ex- ams have finished towards the end of June.

Students in years 11 and 13 - we wish each and every one of you a bright, happy and successful future whatever your plans, and ask that you let us know about where life takes you. We have en- joyed working with you all over the past few years and shall treasure many happy memories of how you have grown, achieved and thrived during your time at Chenderit.

As we break up for half term, we recognise that many Chenderit students will be preparing for their forthcoming public or internal exams. We wish all students the determination and resilience to keep aiming high and working hard; however, we know that, for some, working towards and sitting exams can be a particularly demanding time. Young Minds is an organisation that offers advice for parents about supporting young people during this crucial period. 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 – this means it is useful to encourage good bedtime routines, which do not involve screen time.

You can find out more at:
https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-guide-to-support-a-z/parents-guide-to- support-exam-time/

On behalf of staff and governors, I wish everyone an enjoyable half term break from routine.

Jane Cartwright