Cheney School, Oxford

Cheney School, Oxford
Cheney Lane, Headington

About Cheney School, Oxford

Cheney School in Oxford describes itself as a genuinely comprehensive school in the best sense of the term, with a fully inclusive intake that represents modern Britain and not just its catchment area.

The school values creativity over conformity; education over league tables; the needs of students over data; self-discipline over sanctions; nuance over simplification; curiosity over acceptance; honesty over reassurance; the judgement of the community over the judgement of the official world.

The school also values emotional intelligence equally to academic intelligence; well-being equally to success; self-knowledge to factual knowledge; humanity to rigour. The ideals of the comprehensive movement have been met in Cheney in a way that is very rare.

The school is an academy that is part of the River Learning Trust (RLT), an exempt charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with registered company number 7966500, and its registered office is c/o Gosford Hill School, Oxford Road, Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 2NT.

RLT was formed from The Cherwell School Academy Trust when The Cherwell School – a large secondary school on two sites in Oxford Summertown – became an academy in 2012. RLT also includes The Swan School – the new 11-18 community comprehensive secondary school serving Old Marston and the surrounding areas of Oxford.

The school have lots of different types of spaces and facilities available for hire when students aren’t there.

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