Chigwell School

Founded in 1629, for nearly four centuries we have been preparing pupils to go out into the world. It is a happy, mutually supportive, family-orientated community in which parents and staff work in partnership to help pupils reach their full potential and where friendships formed often last a lifetime.

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    Chigwell School

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    Category: Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form

    Pupils: Co-Education

    Type: Boarding and Day

    Religious Affiliation: Church of England

    Roll: 566 Boys / / 491 Girls

    Day pupils: 1030

    Boarder Number: 27

    Age Range: 4-18 Years

    Founded: 1629

    Location Description

    There is a special warmth about the nurturing Chigwell community, with excellent facilities set in a beautiful open site of 100 acres, within view of the City of London.

    School Contact Details

    Headteacher: Mr Damian King

    Contact for enquiries: Mrs Harriet Corey, Registrar

    High Road, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 6QF

    Tel: 0208 5015700

    Email: admissions@chigwell-school.org

    www.chigwell-school.org

    Facilities

    Nestled in the outskirts of London in leafy Essex, Chigwell School is situated on an extensive 100-acre site. We benefit from a unique blend of listed historic buildings modern facilities and spacious grounds. We have a dedicated Drama Centre for those aspiring thespians, Music school that houses many ensembles, our prestigious Choir, an Art as well as Science blocks. Our Swallow library is situated in the oldest part of the school and benefits from some wonderful architectural features.

    Our more recent addition is our Sixth form Centre which is home to our A l pupils. It has six classrooms, study, and social spaces and a centre for careers and university advice, as well as a coffee shop and a large seating area.

    Our self-contained Pre-prep school was build 10 years ago to house specifically our Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils and benefits from its own library, multipurpose hall and dining room, an ICT suite, science, music rooms, spacious playgrounds, a woodland classroom, a fairy garden, and an adventure play area.

    We have recently embarked on the construction of our New sports centre, which is due for completion in September 2023 and will be home to a six-lane 25-metre swimming pool, five-court multipurpose sports hall, gym, individual studios, and a café.

    Our boarding provision and care have been classified as excellent by ISI. Our four boarding houses are homes from home for approximately 30 sixth-form international pupils, who come from a range of countries both within Europe and overseas. Our boarders benefit from a homely close-knit and caring support network of houseparents.

    Scholarships

    Academic scholarships, awarded at 11+, 13+ and on entry to the Sixth Form

    Music scholarships, awarded at 11+, 13+ and on entry to the Sixth Form

    Art and drama scholarships are awarded on entry to the Sixth Form

    Entrance Requirements

    At 4+ the assessment consists of pupil participation in a range of activities based around numeracy, literacy, listening and responding to stories/songs and joining in with a range of activities centred on the EYFS curriculum. At 7+ and 11+ one can expect an interview followed by an English and a Maths paper. At 13+ candidates will sit an English and Maths paper as well as a modern foreign language of their choice, followed by an interview for successful candidates.  Entrance to Sixth Form typically require 8s and 9s in the subjects being studied at A-Level along with an interview and a school report.

    Fees

    2023/2024

    Reception, Year 1 and 2: £5,325

    Years 3 and 4: £5,695

    Years 5 and 6: £6,295

    Year 7 to Year 13: £7,545

    Full boarding: £13,095

    Affiliations/Memberships

    HMC, ISC, ISI

    Downloadable Resources

    OPEN DAYS

    All visits are welcome, please contact the school

    4+ School in Action Morning: Tuesday 10 Sep 2024 - Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

    Whole School Open Morning: Saturday 28 Sep 2024 - Time: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

    Open Events: Welcome talks from our Head and Heads of Junior and Senior Schools followed by tours of our wonderful facilities.

    Please BOOK your place

    For details please email admissions@chigwell-school.org

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