About Chilworth House School

Chilworth House School is an independent co-educational day for boys and girls. Based in Wheatley on the outskirts of Oxford, the school meets the needs of a diverse group of pupils with complex educational needs, communication difficulties and challenging behaviours.

Notification: Coronavirus/COVID-19

We want to reassure parents and carers that as a school we are closely following government guidance concerning the current Coronavirus situation.  We are also regularly monitoring any updates concerning the guidance.  You can view the current government guidance by clicking the button below:

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Our location

Chilworth House School is located in Wheatley on the outskirts of Oxford. Pupils who attend our school travel from across the South East region.

We love having visitors and would welcome you to enjoy the Chilworth House experience for yourself. To arrange a visit contact us directly.

To help you plan your journey download our location map here.

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Welcome from the Head Teacher

Welcome to Chilworth House School.  We enable pupils with a wide range of needs to access the curriculum, develop their self-esteem and realise their potential. Our values based curriculum model is tailored to the needs of each individual and supports them to make rapid progress, both socially and academically.

The school’s beautiful grounds are used creatively to enhance the curriculum and reflect the nurturing ethos of the school, making Chilworth House a positive and happy environment to work and learn. We would be delighted to welcome you to our school to see for yourself our very special and inspirational environment.

Dave Wilcox

We are dedicated to:

Achieving the highest quality education and nurturing care so that every child can achieve their full potential academically, socially and emotionally.
Developing positive relationships between school, home and the wider community.
Providing a happy, positive, secure and caring environment.
Offering a broad, balanced and stimulating curriculum.

Aims and Ethos

We are committed to providing our pupils with a happy, nurturing and motivating atmosphere for them to enjoy their learning and where they are encouraged to reach their potential.


Our school at a Glance

Comprehensive onsite therapeutic support enables us to provide a range of tailored interventions including sensory diets and speech and language programmes.
A curriculum model built around core values which promotes social understanding, independence and improved self-esteem.
An individualised approach to the holistic needs of our pupils has a significant impact on their achievement.
Experienced and specialist skilled staff are dedicated to ensure that our pupils feel safe, secure and supported.
Small class sizes of no more than 8 pupils with high staff ratios and additional pastoral and academic support.

We are part of Witherslack Group

We are proud to be part of Witherslack Group, the leading provider of inspirational education and care to children and young people, resulting in life changing experiences and countless stories of success.

Witherslack Group provide specialist education and care for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs, communication difficulties (autistic spectrum conditions; Asperger’s Syndrome; speech, language and communication needs), ADHD and complex learning needs.