Our approach

We offer a flexible and responsive curriculum framework for students to create their bespoke learning journey.

In the lower school the thematic area that links all subjects together is ‘perspectives on the world’. This enables students to have a good understanding of what it means to be a good citizen: within school, within their local community and globally.

They are strongly encouraged to develop their own learning strategies and apply these to a range of contexts.

Students are also encouraged to manage their own behaviour and be independent in regulating any sensory or emotional needs.

Learning in the upper school is linked by the theme of ‘careers’.  At all opportunities learning should be linked to real life contexts so learners can transition successfully into their adult lives.

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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