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Welcome from the Head

Welcome to Chard School, a traditional preparatory school for 0-11 year olds in the heart of Chard, South Somerset.

Chard is in many ways a traditional prep school but it also has a unique atmosphere, partly due to the fact that our children learn in a beautiful building rich in historical background, but also the high staff to pupil ratio means we bring out the best in every child.

Our aim at Chard is to prepare boys and girls not only for their next school at 11 but also for a rapidly changing world and the many challenges that lie ahead. The care and attention that each child receives during their time with us, allied with the breadth of experiences both academic and extra-curricular, ensures children leave us with a sense of achievement, purpose, self-confidence and respect, both for themselves and all those around them. Some of these young people will go on to have careers in fields that are only just opening up, so right from the start we have to be mindful of the need to foster a sense of curiosity to enable these children to make the most of what will be on offer in the not too distant future.

We hope that your visit to our website gives you a flavour of what life is like here at Chard. Open days take place regularly each term and we would be delighted to show you our school should you choose to visit. You can then see for yourselves how confident the children are as they act as your guides, and we can promise you they will be totally honest. We look forward to seeing you.

Sarah Graham
Headmistress

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