Chiltern Hills Academy
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
About Chiltern Hills Academy
Chiltern Hills Academy is a Church of England, co-educational secondary school in Chesham, Buckinghamshire. There are circa 1025 students on the school roll, approximately 100 of whom study in the Sixth Form. Chiltern Hills Academy converted to academy status in 2011 and is jointly sponsored by the Diocese of Oxford and Buckinghamshire Council.
We are situated in the market town of Chesham, Buckinghamshire in the Chiltern Hills, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Situated close to the M40 and the M25, Chesham is on the end of Metropolitan line of the London Underground and is 28 miles north-west of London. There is ample parking on-site. Renting here is cheaper than in central London and if you enjoy travelling, it takes about 40 minutes by car to Heathrow.
The Elgiva Theatre, Lowndes Park and an open-air heated swimming pool are just some of the many public amenities available in the town. Chesham is renowned for its community spirit and there are many recreational and community groups catering for the diverse and active population.
Values and vision
Chiltern Hills Academy aims to provide an environment that excites, motivates and challenges students, encouraging lifelong learning and an interest in the world around them. The secondary school is founded on Christian values and principles, with an ethos that promotes personal responsibility, self-respect, respect for the beliefs and views of others, self-confidence and a commitment to success and achievement. We foster an environment within which all young people develop the moral and spiritual values which help them to become active, thoughtful and considerate citizens.
"The headteacher, leadership team and the governing body are clear about the strengths and weaknesses of the school. Their plans and actions have improved current pupils' knowledge and understanding".
"The school's values of 'respect, compassion, self-discipline, love, honesty, hope and forgiveness' are inherent in both pupils and staff. As a result, pupils understand the need for tolerance, democracy and justice in modern British society".