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Today the original red-brick schoolhouse, which is located on the approach road to the historic high street, forms the centrepiece to this pretty village of neat buildings, punctuated by gardens, blooms and trees. This leafy suburb is spoilt for choice...

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Academic results at all levels are impressive, but Chigwell places an emphasis on providing a rich and full education with opportunities in a whole variety of areas. There is widespread success in sport but drama, music and outdoor pursuits are also very strong with a very high degree of participation, not to mention the variety of clubs and societies. Chigwell has excellent facilities on an extensive site of 100 acres, dating back to 1629. The school provides a welcoming, friendly and caring community but despite the demand for places it retains its medium-sized feel so that pupils and their families are known well. ...Read more

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Classical Greek at an English Independent School (GCSE Short Course)

2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Drama & Theatre Studies at an English Independent School (GCSE Full Course)

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Today the original red-brick schoolhouse, which is located on the approach road to the historic high street, forms the centrepiece to this pretty village of neat buildings, punctuated by gardens, blooms and trees. This leafy suburb is spoilt for choice education-wise, with several good fee-paying schools on the doorstep and some of the best grammars in the country a short hop on the train away. Even Old Chigwellians admit to investigating the competition before signing up their offspring, but the school still wins people over with its ability to develop not just academic success, but confident, well-rounded people.

Headmaster

Since 2007, Mr Michael Punt MA MSc PGCE (40s), a physicist who lives on site with his wife Gill and their three sons, all of whom attend the school – a fact that many parents say ‘keeps him...

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