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  • Charters School
    Charters Road
    SL5 9QY
  • Head: Mr Parker and Mr Pilgrim
  • T 01344 624826
  • F 01344 875182
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Windsor and Maidenhead
  • Pupils: 1,608; sixth formers: 353
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 5th November 2009
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 12th December 2006
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Highly regarded by locals throughout its history, the school exudes purpose, cordiality and calm. All the students we spoke to said that they'd made plenty of friends here and that it was a very welcoming place. 'The people are open and friendly here'; 'The teachers help you get to know people.' Children with a reading age of 6 rub shoulders with potential Oxbridge candidates, but, say heads, 'it's really important for us that we cater for all abilities; the school is comprehensive and will remain so.'  As one satisfied parent observed, 'My daughter loves the sports'...

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What the school says...

Converted to an academy 2012

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Acting: Music Theatre at an English Comprehensive School (BTEC Certificate Level 3)
  • Best performance by Boys taking PE / Sports Studies at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2009, Martyn Parker and Richard Pilgrim (50s). Appointed as deputy heads at Charters in 2000, they worked together so well that when the previous head, Dame Marcia Twelftree, retired, they decided to apply for the headship as a team. The result is a highly successful partnership, liked and respected by pupils and parents alike, who describe them as 'involved, approachable, very supportive'. Martyn Parker will retire in July 2018 and Richard Pilgrim will become sole headteacher.

Richard Pilgrim, who also teaches physics here, has been at Charters 29 years and proudly declares, 'I can honestly say the school has never been as good as it is now.' Married with three teenage children, likes reading and the outdoors and describes himself as 'a lapsed French horn player'. ('He's very talented!' puts...

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