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The Cherwell School

The Cherwell School is a unique and remarkable school. We have a commitment to excellence in all that we do. As a school community we take responsibility to reduce barriers and offer a 'no limits' culture and ethos.

We believe in the importance of seeing each child as an individual within our wider community. We are a non-uniform school. Our young people are encouraged and supported to be themselves.

We offer a rich ambitious curriculum that genuinely opens up the world to our young people. In addition our personal development programme and wider curricular offer helps to create rounded young people who mix skillfully with staff and with each other. All of this is done in a highly inclusive environment that champions diversity. We have a commitment to support children with Special Educational Needs.

Cherwell places innovation in teaching and learning at the heart of its improvement. Our in-house CPD programme allows colleagues to develop the skills most pertinent to their development. We are committed to our staff and work in conjunction with the Oxfordshire Teaching School Hub, OTT SCITT and OTSA so offer the very best in professional learning for colleagues at every level.

About our school experience


A one day experience including a brief introduction, observations of a range of lessons and an opportunity to discuss the day.

Start and finish times
08.45 to 2:00 - Flexible

Please contact us to discuss individual requirements.

Dress code

Smart casual

Teacher training


Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Photo identification: For example, passport or driving licence
    • There is a £30 charge if candidates cancel less than a week before the agreed day unless there are exceptional circumstances
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement availability

Please note that dates for school experience will now be for the next academic year, starting September 2024. Dates to be confirmed in the first term of school.

School experience type
In school


Marston Ferry Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 7EE
Map showing The Cherwell School

Yes - on site parking provided

There is car parking available on both school sites.

Disability and access details

We offer facilities and provide an inclusive environment for students, staff and school experience candidates with disability and access needs. We're happy to discuss your disability or access needs before or as part of your school experience request.

Access needs policy

Marston Ferry Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 7EE
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16), 16 to 18
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

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  • Dance
  • Design and technology
  • Drama
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