The Cherwell School

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Location: Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

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 1,990 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.


Chris Price

Values and Vision

The Cherwell School is a unique and remarkable school that has been central to our part of Oxford for a long period of time. We have a commitment to excellence in all that we do. The opportunities that we offer are extensive and rich. As a school community we take responsibility to reduce barriers and offer a 'no limits' culture and ethos.

We believe in the importance of seeing each child as an individual within our wider community. We are a non-uniform school. Our young people are encouraged and supported to be themselves. We work with them to develop incredibly strong and durable relationships with the adults around them - it is this which makes our big school feel small.

We offer a rich ambitious curriculum that genuinely opens up the world to our young people. In addition our personal development programme and wider curricular offer helps to create rounded young people who mix skillfully with staff and with each other. All of this is done in a highly inclusive environment that champions diversity. We have a commitment to support children with Special Educational Needs.

The school is an exciting place to be. There is always something different, innovative and enriching happening. We currently have over 30 clubs and societies operating as well as continual unique events and experiences. Our students tell us that they are proud to come to The Cherwell School and we are proud of who they are and what they become.

Ofsted Report

“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.”

View The Cherwell School’s latest Ofsted report

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Address: Marston Ferry Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 7EE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1865 558719
Positions available at The Cherwell School