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Welcome to Chilworth House School

  • 5-11 yrs
  • Day
  • Boys & Girls
  • Outstanding Provider

About Chilworth House School

Chilworth House School is an independent specialist day school providing high quality education for boys and girls. Based in Wheatley on the outskirts of Oxford, the school meets the needs of a diverse group of pupils with complex educational needs, communication difficulties and challenging behaviours.

A big warm welcome to our website

Welcome to Chilworth House School. We enable pupils with a wide range of needs to access the curriculum, develop their self-esteem and realise their potential. Our values based curriculum model is tailored to the needs of each individual and supports them to make rapid progress, both socially and academically.

The school’s beautiful grounds are used creatively to enhance the curriculum and reflect the nurturing ethos of the school, making Chilworth House a positive and happy environment to work and learn. We would be delighted to welcome you to our school to see for yourself our very special and inspirational environment.

Head Teacher, Dave Willcox

Partner school

Continue your journey with us

There are opportunities for our pupils to continue their journey with us and transition to Chilworth House Upper School, which meets the needs of pupils aged 11-18 years old. An accepting, positive and welcoming learning environment, pupils access a broad and balanced curriculum, allowing them to follow both academic and vocational pathways.

Visit Chilworth House Upper School's website

Take a virtual tour

Our unique school environment is the perfect backdrop for teaching and learning.

Press play to take a tour of our inspirational learning environment and listen to the head teacher talk about the comprehensive facilities, learning opportunities this brings and the supportive staff team.

To take a full tour of our school please contact us directly.

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Aims and ethos

We are committed to providing our pupils with a happy, nurturing and motivating atmosphere for them to enjoy their learning and where they are encouraged to reach their potential.

We are dedicated to providing

  • Achieving the highest quality education and nurturing care so that every child can achieve their full potential academically, socially and emotionally.
  • Developing positive relationships between school, home and the wider community.
  • Providing a happy, positive, secure and caring environment.
  • Offering a broad, balanced and stimulating curriculum.

Our school at a glance

Small class sizes of no more than 8 pupils with high staff ratios and additional pastoral and academic support.

An individualised approach to the holistic needs of our pupils has a significant impact on their achievement.

A curriculum model built around core values which promotes social understanding, independence and improved self-esteem.

Comprehensive onsite therapeutic support enables us to provide a range of tailored interventions including sensory diets and speech and language programmes.

Awards and accreditations

Our children's homes

When required, we are able to provide a complete 52 week wrap around care through our Witherslack Group partner children’s homes.

What makes our school unique?

From our tailored curriculum to exploring the news that has us jumping for joy, start your search to explore what makes us truly unique.

We are proud to be part of Witherslack Group

We are proud to be part of Witherslack Group, The UK’s leading education provider for children and young people with special educational needs, as evidenced by sector leading Ofsted judgements and our unmatched placement stability, school attendance and outcomes for young people.

Witherslack Group provide specialist education and care for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs, communication difficulties (autistic spectrum conditions; speech, language and communication needs), ADHD and complex learning needs.

Find out more about our Group here

Make an enquiry

Whether you are interested in your child attending our school or just want to know more information about our offer, contact our team.

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