Chilworth House Upper School meets the needs of pupils aged 11-18 years old. An accepting, positive and welcoming learning environment, pupil access a broad and balanced curriculum allowing them to follow both academic and vocational pathways.
We want to support you and your family during your child’s time with us by keeping in close and regular contact throughout the school year.
As a parent or carer at our school we are able to offer you access to a wide range of advice and support. From events to podcasts and everything else inbetween we are constantly adding to the resources on offer.
We strive to achieve an exceptional teaching and learning environment where our pupils are able to achieve their personalised goals.
Highlights from the most recent Ofsted report includes:
This is a wonderful school that makes a significant difference to pupils’ lives. Pupils, who were previously uninspired, simply flourish during their time here. A strong and caring ethos permeates the school. Leaders have created a haven where pupils are enthusiastic about their learning, kept safe and thrive.
This school has many strengths. Here, success emanates from the top. The headteacher leads with a passion for establishing better life chances for all pupils who attend.
Communication between staff who hold different responsibilities is exemplary. Staff work in unison, helping to focus pupils’ energies into learning. Staff know what theywant each pupil to learn.
Humour, praise and reward abound. Pupils feel that they belong.
There is a high level of job satisfaction across the staff team. Staff describe their work as ‘rewarding and enriching’. One member of the team commented: ‘I feel very proud to work at this school. I believe this to be a very special place and that every single member of staff cares deeply about the well-being of every single pupil… I love my job and working here.’
Pupils told inspectors that they believe they can continue to engage in schooling as they get older. Such reflections represent a turnaround in pupils’ self-belief. One parent commented: ‘The school staff work hard to give support, guidance and use very personal learning goals and strategies to help [my child] achieve. This is the first school to accept him for the person he is and go above and beyond to make him feel a valued person in school and out.’
We have an extensive list of policies and procedures in place at our school to ensure your child is given the best possible experience with us, some of which are listed below.
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