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

The last day of term…

18 Dec 2018

We offer huge congratulations to our Extravaganza Team - they have worked so hard in recent weeks to ensure that we were all able to see such an inspirational show today and that Charities Week was such a success. We are pleased to announce that in the process of having so much fun, we have raised a significant amount of money (£1000+) for our three charities: Katharine House Hospice, Cancer Research UK and The British Heart Foundation.

As well as staging our traditional Extravaganza today, we welcomed Pete Gardiner who is an Irish poet who puts his words to music. He writes songs in the style of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen and his command of English gives him the ability to write lyrics that make people sit up and take notice.

He performed to our students in years 10-13 today. Pete was an inspiration and took a number of questions from his audiences, including offering an insight into how he has become involved in the music business and about his future aspirations. In between songs Pete also explained the inspiration for each one, how he came to write it and how he constructed the lyrics. Not only was Pete’s visit to Chenderit entertaining, but it was also educational and we hope that Pete has inspired some of our students in the same way that Dylan and Cohen inspired him to become a songwriter.

And finally, the staff of Chenderit School would like to wish all of our students, parents, carers, governors and supporters a merry Christmas and a happy new year.  This has been a long and productive term and we look forward to seeing everyone refreshed and ready for the New Year on Thursday 3rdJanuary 2019. Enjoy the festive period and stay safe. With best wishes from all the staff.