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Chew Valley School

Chew Valley School - A Performing Arts College
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About the school

EagleThe school is situated 8 miles south of Bristol between the villages of Chew Magna and Chew Stoke. It stands on a 30-acre site in open countryside overlooking Chew Valley Lake. The school buildings are surrounded by very pleasant grounds and landscaped gardens. There are extensive playing fields and tennis courts.  We celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2008 (see pictures of our early days).

The school buildings were largely completed in four stages and the school is now well equipped with specialist rooms for all subjects. ICT facilities are well developed and three new science labs are equipped with state of the art technology.

Our success in achieving Arts College status has brought much needed improvements to our facilities for drama and music.A lottery grant has enabled us to build a new gymnasium and an all-weather pitch for school and community use. 2009 saw the addition of new Sixth Form and Art buildings.

The school serves the 120 square miles of the Chew Valley but regularly attracts pupils from Bristol.  The Local Authority's Admission Number of 196 usually includes up to 50 students who join the school from beyond the catchment area.

The school was judged to be Outstanding by Ofsted in September 2011.

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Our Vision

The vision of the school is “To help all our students learn, grow and achieve.”

The mission of the school is “To provide an environment which is intellectually and culturally stimulating and creates the conditions to achieve success.”

Our aims are to develop a growth mindset in all members of the school to stimulate a love of learning, developing intellectual ability, skills, knowledge and personal responsibility to the benefit of the individual, the school and wider community. Our continued success demonstrates our commitment to those aims to develop:

Confident Learners – growing in self-esteem

Creative Learners – developing resourcefulness and resilience

Cooperative Learners – creating effective learning communities

Continuous Learners – promoting life-long learning for all.