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Welcome from the Head

Chard School is a flourishing, traditional preparatory school which is steeped in history.  It is located in beautiful, historic buildings in the heart of Chard, close to the meeting point of Somerset, Devon and Dorset.  We believe that Chard School has a unique atmosphere which seeks to harness the potential of each one of its pupils.  This is possible due to the intentionally small size of the school, which ensures high pupil to staff ratios.

Our aim at Chard School is to foster a love of lifelong learning within every boy and girl in our care, enabling them to achieve their true potential by preparing them for the next step in their educational journey at eleven years old.  The specialist staff, nurture each child’s academic and personal development.  This can be seen in the breadth of the curriculum on offer and the wealth of extra-curricular opportunities available to the children.  This offer enables our pupils to make excellent academic achievements whilst developing self-confidence, resilience and a thirst for learning that are key to further success.  We aim to equip children with the skills to make the most of each and every opportunity that comes their way both now and far into the future, this will allow them to achieve in our ever changing world.

We hope that your visit to our website gives you an insight into life at Chard School.  We would be delighted to welcome you at one of our termly Open Mornings.  These days give you the opportunity to meet the staff, children and other parents at our school and to hear from members of the school community what Chard School is really like!  We look forward to welcoming you to our school very soon.

Katie Hill


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