Cheney Extra is Cheney School’s inclusion department and runs for both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 students who find it difficult to learn in mainstream lessons.

Both stages offer core subjects of English, Maths, in addition to a wide variety of activities that equip our students with skills needed to re-enter and succeed in the mainstream school or a post 16 pathway. The department aims to work in close conjunction with outside agencies to provide a holistic approach and support.

The Key Stage 3 base works on students’ self-esteem and belief through an intervention-style programme including SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning), Self-Awareness and Forest School to help them manage anger, social skills and behavioural issues. In Key Stage 4 the focus is more on academic qualifications and students may have the opportunity to take vocational courses from outside providers.

"The work of the inclusion department 'Cheney Plus' is a strength of the school" - Ofsted 2018