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

21 Jul 2022

In this final edition of the academic year, I would like to reflect on how much we have achieved together since last September. Yes, there have remained challenges, particularly around attendance because, quite simply, covid has remained with us this year and has been on the rise again recently; however, our students have shown great resilience and determination and have made the most of the opportunities that have been available to them. Thank you, parents and carers, for supporting your children through some challenging times, and students, well done! You have continued to Aim High, Work Hard, and Be Nice; you have made it to the end of a more normal academic year and you can feel proud of all that you have achieved along the way.

I continue to feel deeply privileged to lead Chenderit School, but could not do so without the utter commitment and dedication of ‘Team Chenderit’. I offer my heartfelt thanks to our dedicated staff who have routinely gone ‘above and beyond’ this year in our quest to support our students to be the best version of themselves possible.

I would particularly like to commend the following staff for their contributions to Chenderit and to wish them good fortune in the years ahead:

- Mr Mark Woodcock, Assistant Headteacher, who is retiring, having worked at the school for 36 years and within Northamptonshire for 43 years
- Mrs Rhonna Rigby and Mrs Anna Marriott who are also retiring, having worked at Chenderit for 32 and 16 years respectively
- Miss Isobel Ford, Mr Jack Hindley and Ms Alison Smart who are all relocating
- Miss Emily Hughes and Mr Matthew Buswell, two fabulous TAs who are leaving us to train to become teachers
- Mr Daniel Abraham, Miss Rachel Sackman, Miss Francesca Tomkinson, Miss Hannah McCabe, Mrs Catherine Mcilwain, and Mr Mark Tyler who have a variety of interesting plans ahead.

Please take the time to read my full end of year letter here.

I wish you all an enjoyable summer holiday which starts at 3:00 this afternoon, and I look forward to seeing all students at 8:35am on Monday 5th September.

Jane Cartwright