Letter from the Headmistress
I would like to offer you a warm welcome to the new Chartfield School website. The school is in its 90th year this year, and this is something we feel very proud of, and an achievement that should be celebrated.
My love of Chartfield is long standing and my involvement with the school has spanned 35 years, during which I have been a pupil, a class teacher, the proprietor and the headmistress at Chartfield. As I’m sure you can imagine, I have witnessed over the years the many highs and lows an independent school experiences, as well as the changes in education.
The ethos at Chartfield has always been ‘every child matters‘. It features at the very heart of the subjects taught and remains foremost in the minds of all the staff. No child is left behind. No child is ignored. Each child is treated as the unique individual that they are. Our class sizes are small and therefore we feel we are able to monitor the progress of all our children closely and effectively, the happiness and well-being of our children of paramount importance. We feel at Chartfield that when a child is happy, they will learn.
The school follows its own full and varied curriculum covering all subjects. We try to ensure the children’s minds are stimulated by making all lessons engaging and relevant. All children take part in yoga, dance and swimming, as well as more traditional P.E. sessions; we teach the children the importance of a healthy body as well as a healthy mind.
We pride ourselves on our discipline; our children demonstrate exceptional standards of behaviour. We may be a very small school but we are very diverse, welcoming children from many different cultures and backgrounds. We teach our children to respect each other and the wider community.
Chartfield is not only a school but also a family. I am very proud of the fact that my two daughters were educated at Chartfield, and that my son is due to start in the next year. Educating children may be a job, but it is also a passion; all the staff feel very passionately about the work we do at Chartfield.
Chartfield is a very special school, but please, don’t take my word for it; book an appointment and come see for yourself.