Vision and Ethos


To provide purposeful educational experiences which are underpinned by sound academic, vocational, social and recreational opportunities appropriate to the needs, interests and abilities of all pupils.

The curriculum will be led by learned and caring professionals who are passionate about their area/s of expertise, and who believe all children (regardless of age, social circumstance, heritage, gender, sexuality or religion) can experience success, lead empathetic lives and fill productive roles as members of society.

To this end, Chart Wood School aims to provide a stimulating, safe, supportive and ordered environment in which the whole community is encouraged to ask questions, share ideas, take risks and learn through experience. We appreciate the unique cultural and social diversity of our members and seek to encourage co-operation and participation in all aspects of School life so that everyone is heard and everyone is valued.


Pupils, staff, parents and visitors will show respect for, acceptance of and responsibility to ourselves, each other and the wider community.



The difference in my boy since he started at Chart Wood a year ago is amazing and really positive. My boy loves all aspects of his school day and now comes home calmer and happier. I wouldn’t want to place him anywhere else now.


Latest News

Consultation on the proposal to close residential provision and increase capacity for day pupils

Chart Wood School is consulting on the proposal to close its residential care provision as of July 2020 and to increase the capacity of the school from 105 to 120 place for day pupils from September 2020. Please click here …

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Acts of kindness

One of our Year 6 classes have been looking at Advent, and finding out what it means. They have learnt that advent is a time of preparation for Christmas which is usually celebrated by Christians. The students have made their …

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Christmas card competition!

A number of students took the opportunity to get in the festive spirit and entered the Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust’s annual Christmas card competition. Local artist, Doug Shaw, impartially judged the designs and after a great deal of …

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A bright future

A recent article in the Surrey Mirror highlighted positive changes for the future for Chart Wood School. The school is putting its best foot forward with its new Principal Graham Payne and a new head of care, designated safeguarding lead …

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