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

Work on our new school begins!

We are pleased to announce that building contracts have been agreed to start work on our new school site in Dorking. Work has already begun and we are all very excited to see it progressing over the coming year. Keep …

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Colour Run!

As part of Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Week there were lots of great activities taking place both on and off site, including trips to Chelsea football club, taking in the sights, sounds and tastes at London Borough Market.  The highlight …

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Ofsted Inspection on 24th and 25th April

Chart Wood School was inspected by Ofsted on the 24th and 25th April 2019 and the overall judgement is that the school requires special measures. Chart Wood School converted to academy status on the 1st January 2019 and now comes …

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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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