The Cherwell School A GSG School
- The Cherwell School
Marston Ferry Road
- Head: Mr James
- T 01865 558719
- F 01865 311165
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.cherwell.oxon.sch.uk
- A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Oxfordshire
- Pupils: 1,885
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Review: View the Good Schools Guide Review
- Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 29th January 2008
- Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 29th January 2008
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What the Good Schools Guide says..
The United Nations feel is reinforced by the lack of uniform. There is a three Bs rule for girls (decent covering of body parts beginning with B) and a ‘no low slung pants’ rule for boys, but otherwise anything goes....
What the school says...
The Cherwell School is a high performing and oversubscribed specialist school in Oxford (1814 students on roll, including 450 in the Sixth Form). 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 whithin the whole school. This makes it easier to know, support and value each student; in this school each individual matters to us.
We consider ourselves to be A Centre of Opportunity and we aim to make this a deeper reality for all of our students and staff in the years to come. Our aims are supported by our specialisms in Science with Mathematics and we are a Training School committed to professional development. We also hold Investors in People certification and the International Schools Award. ...Read more
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Girls taking Mathematics (Further) at an English Comprehensive School (GCE A level)
2016 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Boys taking French at an English Comprehensive School (Edexcel Certificates)
- Best performance by Girls taking French at an English Comprehensive School (Edexcel Certificates)
What The Good Schools Guide saysThe United Nations feel is reinforced by the lack of uniform. There is a three Bs rule for girls (decent covering of body parts beginning with B) and a ‘no low slung pants’ rule for boys, but otherwise anything goes. The by-product of this informality, according to the head, is a strengthening of staff/student relations. Interchanges I overheard were spirited and challenging...
Since 2010, Mr Paul James MA (Cantab) NPQH (30s). Appointed first as deputy then acting head at early departure of the previous incumbent. Previous experience includes deputy head at RGS High Wycombe and head of middle school/assistant head at Magdalen College School, Oxford. Read natural sciences at Cambridge and is a keen triathlon competitor, medal winner at European age-group championships. Married with two primary-aged children. Chairs the Oxford University Department of Education internship
Special Education Needs
Many students at the school have special educational needs – physical, academic, social or emotional and behavioural. There is a learning base and a behaviour base on both sites providing support to students in a variety of ways. In-class support involves a Teaching Assistant being in a class to give help to students, who are thus enabled to keep pace with the rest of the class. In a few cases this support is for a particular student, but more generally it is shared between several. Small group withdrawal caters for a small number of students who need extra help with basic literacy, numeracy or social skills. Very occasionally a student is withdrawn for one-to-one work. Learning Support staff also act in an advisory capacity to staff in all curriculum areas, providing resources and strategies for students with Special Educational Needs. 09-09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|
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Careers intervention used by this School
|Future First||Building an alumni community|