Chard School is located in attractive period Grade II* listed buildings in Chard Town Centre. It has a wonderful range of facilities which enhance the pupils’ learning environment and facilitate the teachers’ teaching.
Facilities include an ICT Suite, which is used for timetabled ICT lessons taught by the specialist ICT teacher and during class lessons to enable children to use computer technology in their day-to-day learning; a purpose-built Science Lab and an Art Studio that is a wonderful light, creative space for children to let their imagination run wild in artistic endeavours, which include painting, drawing, sculpting and modelling. There are individual classrooms, as well as specialist subject teachers, for Maths, English, French, History, Geography & Music.
The thatched Elizabethan Chapel with a stage and stage lighting & sound is used for productions as well as daily assemblies. The well stocked Library is used for class library sessions, one-to-one reading and is overseen by the English Teaching Staff and pupil librarians.
The newly refurbished, self-contained Educational Nursery, for children aged 0-5, is open from 7.30am-6pm, 52 weeks of the year, to provide high quality childcare and education.
Sports facilities include an Astroturf, which is used for Hockey, Netball, Football and Tennis; Monmouth Lawn that is used for infant sports and long jump; access to extensive playing fields/pitches for Cross Country, Cricket, Rounders, Tag Rugby and Athletics and a gym with gym equipment and soft matting. Sport is taught by former GB Athlete, Miss Ann Taswell. Children throughout the school have timetabled PE lessons. There is also an extensive programme of extra-curricular sports clubs, tournaments and participation in competitions against independent and state schools. Children in Year 1 upwards have swimming lessons every Tuesday.