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. Computing facilities are well developed and our Science and Design Technology suites are also equipped with state of the art technology.

The school serves the 120 square miles of the Chew Valley but regularly attracts pupils from Bristol.  The Local Authority's Admission Number of 210 usually includes up to 50 students who join the school from beyond the area of prime responsibility. 

Year 7 Admissions to Chew Valley School are handled by the School Admissions team at Bath and North East Somerset. Click this link for more information

For general enquiries including those from parents/carers of students wishing to join us in year groups other than Year 7 please contact Natalie Lane, Headteacher's PA - enquiries@chewvalleyschool.co.uk 

In-Year Application Form

Chew Valley School Admissions Policy

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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.

The school is committed to upholding the British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.