I am delighted to welcome you to Chipping Campden School. As Principal, it is my privilege to lead the school and I extend a very warm welcome to students, parents and our friends in the local community and beyond.

Our school is indeed a very special place – unlike any other. The culture and ethos that has been grown since the school’s formation in 1440, enables students to feel empowered in their learning and inspired to excel.

Students are encouraged to pursue ambitious goals, both in terms of their academic studies, but also in their wider interests. Whilst our school has a history of supporting students to achieve excellent examination results in Year 11 and Year 13, we are also very proud of the emphasis that is placed on all students being happy, motivated and engaged in their learning. Our committed team of adults make it their business to encourage our students to be curious about the world they live in and to consider how they can contribute to shaping their future society; locally and globally.

We are unashamedly ambitious for all our students and seek to enable them to develop high aspirations and chase goals that perhaps at first, may seem a little daunting. It is only when we relentlessly pursue these high aspirations and settle for nothing less than our very best, do we enable our students to leave our school being able to successfully compete with their global counterparts, in whatever they choose to do at the end of, what for most, will be a seven-year partnership with us. Students and their families have our support every step of the way, and I firmly believe that the care and guidance that is provided through our extensive pastoral support system is second to none.

When you take a walk around our school and step into lessons, it is impossible not to feel a palpable buzz of excitement. There are so many opportunities for students to flourish, whether that be representing our school on the sports field, performing on stage in our state-of-the-art Performing Arts Centre, leading one of our Student Parliament Ministries or completing the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award; our offering of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities is enormous.

Our website contains the key information about our school, however, it is no substitute for spending time with us during the day, providing you with the opportunity to witness our amazing school in action. If you are thinking of joining us, I’d be delighted to meet you and show you around.

Gareth Burton