Chertsey High School has been truly blessed with 120 accepted offers, and an additional 50 students on a waiting list for the opening of the school in September.
The school was given the formal 'green lights' to open, first by the Department for Education (on May 17th) and then Ofsted (on May 25th) confirming that the school's site, curriculum, leadership, staffing and standards were all more than up to par. This was the culmination of a huge amount of work by Headteacher Mrs Munnik, Executive Head James Kibble and the rest of the project team.
The Chertsey team have worked in close partnership with local primary schools to provide an enhanced level of transition for those who would most benefit, including visits to schools and classrooms, meetings with teachers and SENCOs etc. And of course, at the beginning of July we welcomed all the students to the Salesian Sixth Form site for two days of induction activities. Students and parents got to meet the team of new teachers, all of whom are also making the transition from Salesian to this brand new school. They are:
The school will also benefit from additional teachers from Salesian who will come to Chertsey High every week to teach their specialist subjects:
Meanwhile, down the road at the main school site, Salesian's incoming Year 6 students were also being inducted.