Cheney School has a long and honourable history of service to the children and City of Oxford. The roots of the school go back to about 1797, and the start of a school that eventually became Cheney Girls' School. The other strand in our history is the foundation, in 1934, of the Junior Day Department of the Oxford Technical College, that later became Cheney School. This was a mixed school, and of a type called 'secondary technical'. It was next door to the Cheney Girls' School, and was usually known as Cheney Mixed. These two separate but adjacent Cheney Schools merged to form the new comprehensive, mixed Cheney School in 1972.
The School’s success is built on traditional values, as well as progressive thinking. We have high expectations of all students and place a very high value on making sure every student reaches their full potential.
One of the unique features of Cheney School is the international ethos which is promoted through our specialist language college status. Students at Cheney are well prepared for the challenges which await them in an increasingly demanding global work place. Our school ethos is built on the key principle of providing an exciting learning environment where enthusiastic and skilled teachers engage students.