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.


The Cherwell School celebrates excellent A level results!

  •  Number of A level candidates - 251        
  • % Passes A* and A - 38.3%    
  • % Passes A* to B - 65.5%
  • % Passes A*- C - 86.2% 
  • % Passes A* to E - 98.6%     

We are delighted with these A level results which are in line with our best ever performance. So much of this is down to the hard work and determination of students and staff, alongside the invaluable support of parents and carers. We are especially pleased with our % passes at A*-A  and A*-B which are both records for Cherwell.  Along with the overall headline figures shown above well over half of the year group achieved at least one A* or A grade.
As one of the largest and most successful state funded school Sixth Forms in the country it is fantastic to see so many students having done well right across the ability range. This cohort was made up of over 250 students and I am so pleased for them and for their teachers.
With results like these our students are very well placed to take up their places at universities or their career paths in line with their intentions; they were a wonderful year group, contributed so much to the school and have deserved their success.

Chris Price

The Cherwell School Celebrates GCSE Results

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 so happy for them.

In the first year of the new 1-9 grading system for English and Maths, we are very pleased that so many of our students have achieved extremely well.  We are also delighted with overall levels of 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 wonderful group of people who have offered so much to the school both academically and more widely.

 I wanted to thank the staff (both teaching and non-teaching) who have supported them all the way through.  

Chris Price

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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.

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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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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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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Five UK sixth-formers have returned from a successful International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics with medals and prizes.

Five UK sixth-formers have returned from a successful International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics with medals and prizes.

UK Olympiad success in Thailand