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


25 Jun 2019

Our Governors come to us through a variety of routes and with a range of different backgrounds, skills and experiences, but they are all volunteers who work together for the benefit of our school. We are currently looking for a new Governor and would be delighted to hear from anyone who has:

• An interest in the performance of the school
• An open and enquiring mind
• The ability to look at issues objectively
• The confidence to ask questions and join in debate
• A willingness to listen and make informed judgements

Being a governor can be enjoyable, stimulating and rewarding. You will be joining a long established governing body and will be supported by fellow governors with many years of combined experience.

If you are interested in becoming a Community Governor, please write to Mr Roger Bell, Chair of Governors at Chenderit School, Archery Road, Middleton Cheney, Banbury, Oxon OX17 2QR giving details of what you can contribute to the governing body and what experience and skills you feel you can contribute to the position. The closing date for receipt of written applications is 9am on 19th July 2019.

Jane Cartwright