The Cherwell School
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
About The Cherwell School
The Cherwell School is a mixed, comprehensive, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form situated in Oxford. It is an academy converter supported by a multi-academy trust called River Learning Trust. The school provides 1,850 places for students between the ages of 11 and 18 when fully subscribed.
The Cherwell School became an 11-18 school after a reorganisation in 2003 and it converted to academy status in April 2012.
Values and vision
The Cherwell School prides itself on being “a centre of opportunity”, displaying all the advantages of being a large school by offering a wide selection of both curricular and extra-curricular activities. The two-site system means students can be known better as individuals, which helps staff identify their strengths and areas for improvement.
Teachers place high expectation on all students, aiming to help them achieve to their highest level possible, so they can finish their time at the school as responsible citizens of the wider world.
“The Cherwell School is providing an outstanding level of education. The prior attainment of students on entry is slightly above average but this masks the very wide range of ability students have on admission. This makes students’ outstanding achievement through the school even more impressive. Another key factor in students’ excellent academic achievement is the great strength in their personal development and well-being. Their mature and responsible attitudes also prepare them very well for the next stage in their lives.”