Don’t just take our word for it! See what our parents have to say….

“It really is quite difficult to put into words how wonderful the children’s first term at Chard has been!  They come home each day absolutely fizzing with excitement and stories about their day!  That you so much for the amazing effort you and all the staff put into each day.  It really is a bit magical.  Our son is without doubt as happy as I’ve ever seen him, thank you!  Our daughter adores school, the children have taught me all the school songs and rules.  They are both flying and as a family we feel so happy and welcome too!  I know that they simply couldn’t be in a better place.  You and the teachers give them so much, thank you.” Reception & Year 3 parent – Dec 2022

“I am in awe of what you do to create such a fabulous atmosphere at Chard School!  When I leave through the gates in the morning to get on with the day I feel so excited for the children and I know that they will be having so much fun, stimulation, variety, encouragement, stretch, mind-exploring magic! The difference in our son is amazing to see, and we can’t thank you enough for your supportive kindness in helping him settle in.  I know that at Chard School our daughter too will have the opportunity to shine in her own right.  We are over the moon that we ‘discovered’ the school!  Thank you.” Reception & Year 3 parent – Dec 2022

“Just wanted to say thank you for all of your support with our children. We have many happy, fond & lovely memories of Chard School that will stay with us all for life. Wishing the school every luck in the future.” Year 6 Leaver & Year 4 parent – Jul 2022

“Thank you so much for all your support and wise words in the process of helping our girls settle into Chard School, we really appreciate the time, effort and thought you’ve invested.” Year 3 & Year 4 parent – Dec 2022

“I want to say a heartfelt thank you, you are always so practical, pragmatic and caring and I’m very thankful for your understanding of our beautiful daughter. You have helped her to enjoy and thrive at school again.” Year 6 Leaver parent – Jul 2022

“Thank you for making us feel so welcome at Chard School.” Year 2 parent – Dec 2022

“Thank you (Mrs Hill)  for always looking after our boys with a big smile on your face.” Year 2 & Year 4 parent – Dec 2022

“Thank you (Mrs Hill) for all you do for our children each & every day.” Year 4 & Year 5 parent – Dec 2022

“It has been a real pleasure to see the children at school enjoying their run up to Christmas. We would like to say a big thank you to all the teachers. Whilst we were looking at schools for Grace a few years ago we read about Chard School being a ‘little jewel in the county’.  How true that was!” Grandparents of pupils in Reception, Year 3 & Year 5 – Dec 2022

“We love this school – so friendly, so attentive, so dedicated. My children are so happy here. It’s a brilliant foundation.” Year 1 & Year 4 parent – Sep 2021

“Sending my children here has been the best investment I have made. I know everyday that my children are going into a positive, caring environment where learning is fun and every child is noticed.” Year 4 & Year 5 parent – May 2021

“Words cannot articulate how proud we are of our children.  Thank you for your professionalism and guidance, they have both attained a confidence under your headship which will hold them in good stead for senior school.” Year 6 parent – July 2020

“I have enjoyed my years at Chard School very much and I will really miss the school.  I am so glad that I got to come back for the last six weeks of term, it was very special.  I will always look back with happy memories from Chard School.” Year 6 pupil – July 2020

“Thank you for all of the hard work of the staff this year.  Our children have both been so happy and as parents we are united in our delight with Chard School.  It really is a happy and positive place to be and it is lovely to know that we are sending our children in to that environment each day. It has been fantastic having the children back to school this half term and we have always felt confident that they would be kept safe.” Parents of children in Yr2 & 3 – July 2020

“I feel that I have got to know you really well Mrs Hill and you have always cared about me, helped me through tough journeys and never stopped believing in me.  You have encouraged me to dream big dreams.  Thank you for being so kind and just for making me laugh, I will miss you so much.” Year 6 pupil – July 2020

“We cannot express how grateful we are to the school for all of the effort and hard work that has gone in behind the scenes to ensure that the school could re-open in a safe and meaningful way for our girls.  You have managed to incorporate all of the guiodelines and new safety measures in such a way that it has just become the new norm.  In these unprecedented times you have created a environment where the children’s mental wellbeing has been nurtured.  We believe that the school has taken the right steps throughout the pandemic meaning that it is still standing in its strongest form for our children to return to and for all of this we thank you.” Parents of children in Yr1 & Yr4 – July 2020

“Thank you for being a true inspiration to me Mrs Hill.  Your enthuaism has made me realise that anything is possible.  I started Chard School 7 years ago and I have definitely noticed a change as you started as our Head and created a happy atmosphere and our truly wonderful school.  I hope you can make other children feel as happy and safe as I have felt.  Thank you for all that you have done for me, I will always think of you.” Year 6 pupil – July 2020

“We would just like to thank all the staff for making my son’s transition to Chard School such a positive experience. We really cannot believe the vast improvement in his confidence in the short time he has been at the school it really is quite incredible and it has made us very happy and we know that we made the right decision to move him.” New Chard School family

“You (Headteacher) are ‘Simply the Best’, thank you for sorting my daughter and son’s schooling so professionally and with your special insight” Lower Cerdic Parent

“Thank you! We are delighted with how well our three have settled into Chard and are thriving; my son’s confidence, self-assurance and most importantly happiness have come on in leaps and bounds; my eldest daughter has stepped up a pace academically and my youngest daughter is enjoying learning and using her brain. We have seen how vital good leadership from a school’s headteacher is.” Parent

“I just wanted to thank you (Head teacher) and all the staff again… my son has achieved so much in such a short space of time, they may be tiny baby steps in the big scheme of things but for him he has climbed a mountain.” Symes Parent

I just wanted to say what a fantastic teacher I think Miss Dymond is, she has really stood out to me and it shows in my daughter’s learning, she has progressed so much this last term. It really fills me with joy to hear how much she enjoys school and learning.” Symes Parent

“You (Headteacher) must be so very proud of your school today – what an amazing performance. The sound from the children was stunning. A highlight was the Cerdic choir & the girls singing with all encompassing effort. Well done – you should be very proud tonight.” Parent referencing the Christmas Carol Concert

“I was at the performance at Queen’s today and I just wanted to say how proud I was to be associated with Chard School. The pupils were exceptionally well behaved which came as no surprise and I hope they enjoyed the performance. I just wanted to drop you (Headteacher) a line to say how proud the school should be of them, they were a credit to a wonderful school.” Symes Parent

Thank you SO much Mrs. Oliphant for arranging a ticket for me to come and see “Alice” this afternoon.  It was a real privilege to be there! I’ve been to many School Productions – but nothing quite like that!    The children were SUPERB – wonderful singing and acting…. and smiling! Even though I was sitting at the back, I could hear every word…. and with no prompting!! Please forward my congratulations to the Staff who put the Children through their paces – and made the lovely costumes. Mr. Lucas is (Head of Music) a marvellous accompanist.  The continuity was amazing. Thanks again!” Family member referencing the school play ‘Alice’

“Dear Chard School, I miss you a lot and I wish I could be there. I am extremely thankful for your help in Primary, it gave me the right boost I needed for Secondary school. I miss all of you and I hope that I see you soon.” Former pupil

“An exceptional school with a unique offering of small classes and a truly family feel. In this intimate setting children are nurtured and encouraged to reach their full potential by the excellent and dedicated staff. Well-equipped nursery with wonderful staff. Brilliant sports, drama and music opportunities and 11+ preparation. My children genuinely look forward to each and every day at Chard School.” Wyndham and Upper Cerdic Parent

“Chard School has done so much for my two boys, inspired them to learn and given them a fantastic all round education.” Upper Cerdic Parent

“The teachers come across as being very passionate about teaching and truly know our children…” Wyndham and Lower Cerdic Parent

“We are thrilled with our son’s maturity and (the) confidence he’s developed this past year and delighted to say thank you to Chard School for contributing greatly to this and his amazing first year at School.” Reception Parent

“We wanted to thank the staff for all of their extremely hard work. We are so happy with everything at Chard School.” Wyndham Parent, Dec 2019

“Thank you to the whole Chard School staff team, the progress that our children have made this term is amazing. We are both so proud!” Upper Cerdic Parent, Dec 2019

“A very big thank you for accepting our family into your fantastic school. We have great admiration for the terrific job the Head does of caring for all the Chard children and leading the way.  Both of our children are incredibly happy and fully nourished at Chard School.” Reception and Lower Cerdic Parent, Dec 2019

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Children are happy at Chard School
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