Welcome to Cheney School

The staff and students at Cheney School warmly welcome you to our first ever Virtual Open Event.


A Message from Mr Pavey


Cheney is a genuinely comprehensive school, in the best sense of the term.  The ideals of the comprehensive movement have been met in Cheney, in a way that is very rare. We serve a diverse community, which is fully representative of modern British society, and we value the breadth of our families’ backgrounds. Students who have been educated at Cheney School will be able to work alongside and interact with people of any background, which is an enormous advantage in the modern world.

Cheney's success is built on traditional values as well as progressive thinking. We have high expectations of all students and place very high value on making sure every student reaches their full potential. Academic excellence is the main focus of our work here at Cheney and many of our students go on to study at the best universities across the country. We believe in facilitating our students’ personal development by offering a wide variety of extra-curricular opportunities as well as delivering excellent pastoral care to support them through their school life. 

Rob Pavey

I hope that these pages will help you discover what Cheney School can offer your child and what makes us unique. You can hear from our current Year 7 students, take a virtual tour and listen to me answer some frequently asked questions. Our faculty and pastoral staff have made a series of short videos about their specialist areas, which you can access through the map below.

Thank you to those of you who joined me for our virtual Q&A. You can see what we discussed on our "Your Questions Answered" page.

I hope  you enjoy your visit.

Hear from our Year 7 students

Listen to our new Year 7 students as they share their thoughts and impressions and give a few tips!

"At first I thought it would be really weird because you don't really know anyone, but when you get here you meets loads of friends and you are just really a family"

Year 7 student

"I like the library: they have lots of books and it's quiet, so you can read"

Year 7 student

" It's quite easy: they have teachers for everything and they have everything ready for you, so you don't need to worry"

Year 7 student

"Year 7  is really exciting at the moment. It's so big - it's huge"

Year 7 student

"Relax, you’ll be fine, honestly. I was scared at first, but you’ll enjoy it"

Year 7 student

Find your way around with our whistle-stop virtual tour.

"Do not worry, there will be teachers standing around the school to make sure you're going to your class or if you're lost and need help!"

Year 7 student

"I like how different Cheney is to primary"

Year 7 student

Enjoy a photo-tour

Discover what happens where and get a sense of Cheney life with photos from our archive.

"You might be nervous at first, but being nervous is okay - it means something is important to you."

Year 7 student

"I think the assemblies in Cheney School are great because Cheney's such a nice caring community and Mr Stacey always makes it fun."

Year 7 student

Learn about our Year 7 curriculum and how Cheney students are supported and cared for. Click on the map to find out where each faculty is located and follow the links to meet our faculty and pastoral care teams.

Map links not working for you? Don't miss out; go directly to our curriculum and pastoral pages to meet our staff and find out more.

Listen to Mr pavey answer frequently asked questions

If you missed Mr Pavey's virtual Q&A session on Thursday 15 October, you can read what was discussed on our  "Your Questions Answered" page.

Read our prospectus

The prospectus will give you a general over-view of the school. Please explore our curriculum and pastoral pages to meet our staff and find out more.

Explore what makes Cheney unique

Take a moment to explore some of what makes Cheney special.

If you have a query, or would like to contact the head of school, please email or telephone the school's main office on 01865 765726.