Welcome to The Cherwell School

It is a great pleasure to welcome you to The Cherwell SchoolA Centre of Opportunity. We invite you to get to know us.  We have all the advantages of being a large school in that we offer a very wide range of curricular and extracurricular opportunities. However, our two sites enable us to create smaller and more personal units within the whole school. This makes it easier to know, support and value each student; in this school each individual matters to us.


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Student Bulletin 19th November 2018

Student Bulletin 19th November 2018 Read More

The Cherwell School Christmas Concert 5th December 2018

The Cherwell School Christmas Concert 5th December 2018 Read More

Our sixth form open evening is on 10th January 2019 from 5.00 – 8.00pm

Our sixth form open evening is on 10th January 2019 from 5.00 – 8.00pm Read More

This week (17th November 2018)

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The Cherwell celebrates excellent GCSE results

For GCSEs:
Number of pupils sitting exams     267
% grade 4 and above in English     93.7
% grade 4 and above in Maths       86.2
Attainment 8                                           60.1
EBacc % entry                                         49.1
EBacc % success                                    46.5

The school is delighted with its GCSE results. The vast majority of our students have achieved the grades they need to move forward into the next stage of their education and training. We are very happy for them.
In the second year of the new 9-1 grading system, we are very pleased that our students have achieved extremely well.  We are delighted with overall levels of progress and attainment with some fantastic performances across the full ability range.  
We have really enjoyed working with this group since they joined us in year 7. They are a special group of people who have offered a great deal to the school.
I wanted to thank the staff (both teaching and non-teaching) who have supported them all the way through. 

Chris Price

The Cherwell School celebrates excellent A level results!

Number of A level candidates               240        

% Passes A* and A                                         33%        

% Passes A* to B                                             59%

% Passes A*-C                                                  80% 

% Passes A* to E                                             98%   

We are pleased with these A level results which reflect the hard work of students and staff, alongside the invaluable support of parents and carers.

As one of the largest and most successful state funded school Sixth Forms in the country it is rewarding to see so many students having done well right across the ability range This cohort was made up of 240 students and I am so pleased for them and for their teachers.

With results like these our students are well placed to take up their places at universities or their career paths in line with their intentions; they were a special year group, contributed a great deal to the school and have deserved their success.


Chris Price




Sixth Form Applications

Our sixth form is highly regarded and successful

We are committed to helping all our students to achieve success. We provide a friendly and stimulating environment in which students achieve the highest standards in their work and benefit from a variety of other activities and opportunities. Students enjoy an excellent curriculum which offers a wide choice of subjects.

Our sixth form open evening is on 10th January 2019 from 5.00 – 8.00pm please come and join us.

Garden Rooms Project

You can help in various ways

PTA, staff and students are working as a team to create a new broader vision for the more effective use of Cherwell’s outside spaces.

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Term 1 Message from the Head Teacher

Term 2 message from the Head Teacher

We are the number one cycling school in the UK!

CTAG promotes cycling, walking and bus transport

The Cherwell Travel Action Group meets once or twice every term to discuss how to make travel to and from school safer and environmentally sustainable. 

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As parents or carers, you are automatically a member of the PTA

We aim to advance the education of students in the school by developing relationships between parents/carers, teachers and governors.

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