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Chigwell School

You will find that we are a busy school where pupils of all ages work closely with each other and their teachers. In Chigwell pupils we look for academic ambition and a genuine eagerness to be involved in all that the School has to offer.

Ours is a happy, mutually-supportive, family-orientated community in which parents and staff work in partnership to help pupils reach their full potential and where friendships formed often last a lifetime.

Chigwell School was founded in 1629 and for nearly four centuries we have been preparing pupils to go out into the world. Clearly, that world has evolved a great deal since then, and whilst we are conscious of our long heritage, we are always looking to innovate so that Chigwellians are well-prepared to contribute positively, to inspire change for the better, and to continue learning throughout their lives.

We are very proud of our pupils and we strive to ensure that, through the curriculum and the wide range of opportunities available to them beyond the classroom, each becomes the very best they can be: independent in spirit, adventurous in approach, and empathetic in how they treat others.

Looking to the future

As we are approaching our significant 400th-year anniversary in 2029, it is a momentous time to reflect on our journey to date and continue developing our future. As such our new strategy highlights the key areas we are prioritising and the ambitious plans we have set for the school, our pupils, and the wider community.

11+ Assesses
Part 1 - English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning
Part 2 - Puzzles and Problem Solving, Creative Comprehension
Part 3 - Written Creative Writing

Admissions contact
Boys / Co-Ed / Girls

Co -Ed
Day and Boarding

Age range

4-18 years

Type of exam

4+ In-house activity morning
7+ written assessment
11+ Online
Written in (creative writing)
13+ written assessment in English, Maths and MFL
16+ - Written Assessment

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