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.

Statement of Purpose

To view our Statement of Purpose please see the link below

Statement of Purpose

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 a lot calmer and happier. I wouldn’t want to place him anywhere else now.


Latest News

New Principal appointment

We are pleased to announce that Graham Payne has been appointed as the new Principal for Chart Wood School following a competitive recruitment process. We look forward to working with Graham when he takes up this post on 1st September …

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Residential provision at Chart Wood School inspection

The Residential Provision at Chart Wood School was inspected under the Social Care Common Inspection Framework on 4th to 6th February 2019. Below is a statement from John Prior, Executive Head/Deputy CEO, Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust and Ms …

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Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award

Over the past year one of our Year 11 pupils, George, has been attending East Surrey Collage to learn and take the course iDEA ‘Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award’. iDEA is a programme designed to provide lifelong learning for anyone who …

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Football League!

The Surrey Special Schools Sports Association (SSSSA) Football Leagues run once every half term with schools from all over Surrey attending. The number of schools participating has grown year upon year and Chart Wood School were one of the first …

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