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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Important news for Parents and Carers

Cherwell Parent App – The easy way to access important school information We have a convenient new way to share information with you about your child’s school life. Soon we will send you an email that will give you access to our new Cherwell Parent App which will replace Sims Learning Gateway. You will be able to access the system from a smartphone, tablet or PC – anytime, anywhere. We are certain that this will make it much easier for you to stay up-to-date with your child’s progress and achievement and strongly recommend that you down load the App.  The SIMS Parent app can be downloaded for free from the Apple Store or the Play Store.

Please find a quick guide to help with the initial setup

Parent App Guide

Useful Questions and Answers

SIMS Parent FAQs

Extra Curricular

There are many activities available for students to take part in either at lunchtime or after school. 

These are updated every 2 terms.

Extra Curricular Clubs Term 5 and 6

The Cherwell School is excited to announce that we are working towards the Investor in Careers Quality Award. The DfE statutory guidance (January 2018) strongly recommends schools achieve a Quality in Careers Award to demonstrate the quality of their CEIAG provision. For further information about Investors in Careers please go on https://investorincareers.org.uk/why-choose-iic/

This award will showcase our commitment to students to provide them with an outstanding Careers Provision that meets all of the eight Gatsby benchmarks. It will look carefully at our Careers Education programme from Year 7 to 13 and our partnerships with businesses, colleges and universities.

The Investor in Careers Award is about improving students’ awareness of opportunities, raising their aspirations and working with them to ensure they achieve their full potential.

If any parent/carer has any questions about this award or would like to discuss our careers programme which can be found on https://www.cherwell.oxon.sch.uk/enrichment/careers-centre

Please contact Jason Davis (Careers Adviser and Careers Leader) jdavis@cherwell.oxon.sch.uk.

BOOKING now open – please click and follow this link to order your tickets online.


 NB: You will have to register for a new account in order to proceed through to the payment page.  

All payments will go through your ParentPay a/c.

 If you do not have a ParentPay a/c please email me direct with your request for tickets, stating the date and numbers of types of tickets you would like – mrouth@cherwell.oxon.sch.uk 

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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