School Life Overview

At Chertsey High School, we pride ourselves on helping children to be the very best. We regularly receive feedback from parents saying that since joining CHS, their children are better behaved and are more diligent at home.

We are delighted to see that our systems, that are designed to inculcate excellent habits, are having an effect on pupils both inside and outside of school. Even the ‘good’ pupils get better. Parents talk of children working harder than ever before, with ambitions to be things that they would never have dreamed of before.


Below are some heartfelt quotes directly from our pupils:

Chs073Chertsey High School is not just a school, it's FAMILY!

- Year 7 Pankhurst


I found my voice at Chertsey High School.Chs094

-Year 8 Nightingale


Chertsey High School's values are Knowledge, Determination & Love. I can honestly say I see those values in every CHS day.

- Year 9 Newton


The teachers are my biggest inspiration. Chs086

- Year 7 Tolkien


I love to see how absolutely passionate my teachers are about their subjects. It's definitely the reason for my determination to enjoy every subject like they do.

-Year 8 Garrett Anderson


I can always be myself at CHS. Everyone love me for who I am.Cherstsey073

- Year 9 Wilberforce




Chertsey High School is very strict. But never unfair.

- Year 7 Nightingale


The teachers do a lot of effort making sure we know why and how we will be able to use our subject information in the real/working world.

- Year 8 Wilberforce


Chs028CHS is my second home. It's a safe & happy place.

- Year 9 Tolkien


Parent Testimonials

''Chertsey High School is a safe, stimulating educational haven full of creativity and respect. Its strong ethos, which has a true meaning beyond the words on the school prospectus, is felt throughout the school. Children walk out of school with their heads held up high, curious and confident about their future. Chertsey High school has a strong leadership and an amazing team of teachers, who clearly love their profession. The pastoral care is on point and my son who has Type 1 Diabetes feels safe and fully supported here. I couldn’t think of a better secondary school for anyone who subscribes to the above. ''

- Year 9 Parent


"We would like to congratulate you and all your wonderful staff on the first hugely successful year for CHS.

We have watched our son grow in confidence this year with all the subjects. He thoroughly enjoys every day and for us as parents appreciate all your hard work.

I hope that you all have a well deserved rest over the holidays and we look forward to seeing you in September for Year 8!!!"

- Year 8 Parent


"Just a quick email to say how pleased I am that our son chose CHS for his next stage. 

We are so thrilled with his first year. He has made such amazing progress which is no doubt due to the amazing education that has been provided. He enjoys every single subject, (long may it continue!) and is so talkative about what he has done in the day. His lessons sound amazing and I truly believe he is being provided with the most amazing opportunities and be given fantastic support and guidance for life skills, not just his academic knowledge. 

The dedication of the teaching staff is clear, and infectious! At all of the meetings I have attended I come away wanting to pursue a career in secondary education. My original plan when I was at school. I am aware that your first year has met some resistance at times, but I would like to say that we fully support the school in its rules and ethos. On the few occasions where we have made contact, we have always found ourselves to be treated well. I have no doubt that should concerns arise in the future, our voices would be heard. 

Thank you to every single teacher who chose to begin a journey with CHS. I feel that it is the most amazing body of teachers and I wish I had had some of the dedication and lessons at my school that our son is experiencing now.

- Year 8 Parent

Student Testimonials

"For any child going into year 7 it is a nerve racking experience (not only for all student but also for our parents). At Chertsey High School all of our outstanding staff did everything in their power to make us feel welcome and helped us to settle in quickly in our new school.

I now feel like I am apart of a great community that is always trying to improve and that always strives to make an impact and that always strives to make an impact. Even though Chertsey High is a new school, we have had every opportunity that every other secondary school offers and more.

Our teachers encourage us to be determined and to always try our hardest at any task given. At our school "I give us" is not in our vocabulary. Every single teacher loves each student that steps foot in our building and I could not be happier to start my secondary education in this school.

If this is what our school can accomplish in just a few short terms - I look forward to my future here!

I know that Chertsey High will help me achieve the best grade possible and will help me realise all my dreams as my life continues."

- Chertsey High Student

Nightingale House


" I think Chertsey High School is a great school because everyone is so friendly, including the teachers.

The teachers are amazing because they push you to get the best out of you. For example, I never thought I would get a 2+ in Maths, but my teacher challenged and supported me so that I can reach my goal. Learning at Chertsey High is great fun because the teachers make lessons interesting and challenging. I could not be happier in my choice of school! "

- Chertsey High Student

Newton House


I love being a pupil at CHS, the teachers are all very nice and they work you very hard to get the best grades that you can. When I started back, I found the rules very strict, but now that I am used to them, I know exactly what is expected from me.

Our Headteacher knows us all so well, our good and bad points, and teaches us about knowledge, determination and love. She encourages us all to be the best person we can be.

I have made so many new friends since joining Chertsey High and I enjoy spending time with them both in and out of school. I enjoy lots of subjects but particularly Maths, Science and PE. Mr Ball, our PE teacher makes it so much fun and encourages us to be very competitive, but also to be kind and understanding if someone is finding things difficult. We have a lot of homework but I now understand how important it is to get it done and I really enjoy getting better grades, so it is worth doing it properly.

I feel really lucky to have got a place last year and I look forward to the new Year 7’s this September as I know they will be very happy... just like me!”

- Chertsey High Student

Nightingale House


Before I started at Chertsey High School, I was really excited about being a part of a brand new school where the future of the school is molded by the pupils’ choices. This is because the teachers and staff let the pupils make the decisions about their future. However, despite all of my excitement for the new school before I started, I did have my worries and doubts like everyone else.

Firstly, I would just like to make it very clear that a school is not a building, it is a community of intelligent adults who want to teach determined children knowledge of the world in a loving way. If you do not believe that then, in my opinion, CHS is not the right place for you or your child to go to. Secondly, detentions are only set to help 

you learn wrong from right and to become a better person.

I love being a part of CHS and I wouldn’t change it for anything. All of the staff are really kind and helpful and their lessons are educational but fun. I don’t have a favourite subject as I love them all the same, but I do have to say that it gets very explosive in science!”

- Chertsey High Student 

Newton House

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