Chipping Sodbury School is a mixed 11-18 comprehensive school. It is situated on the southern outskirts of the medieval market town of Chipping Sodbury, on the southern edge of the Cotswolds. The school is a short drive from the cities of Bath and Bristol. It is easily accessible from the M4/M5 motorway network. Exmoor, Dartmoor, South Wales and the Forest of Dean are all within easy reach.
The school admits up to 150 students a year from the full ability range. The school can be said to be genuinely comprehensive. We have a successful and vibrant sixth form. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum that matches the needs of tomorrow's learners.
Chipping Sodbury School is proud to be the result of centuries of development in this ancient market town. The present school has its roots in the Endowed School founded in the Middle Ages to provide free education for the townsmen. In 1938 Chipping Sodbury Grammar School as it was then, moved to its present site. It has been a comprehensive school since 1970.
Currently the school serves Chipping Sodbury, Yate and surrounding villages. In 2007 the school was re-designated as a Specialist Technology School. We aim to offer an education to prepare young people for citizenship, employment and further education both in the local community and beyond.
The school has a new sports centre and floodlit 3G artificial grass pitch completed in 2010. These provide first class sports facilties for the school during the day and the wider community in the evening and at weekends.
Ethos and Values
As a community we have worked hard at developing a set of core values. These values underpin the work that we do.
'Respect, responsibility, aspiration and integrity'.
The Chipping Sodbury School Endowed School Foundation
In 1867, the Charity Commissioners devised a scheme whereby the Chipping Sodbury Town Lands Charity should divide its income between the support of Chipping Sodbury Endowed School and the benefit of the poor in the town. Both still benefit.
The Foundation supports the school very generously, purchasing equipment which would not be possible out of the Local Authority budget and subsidising educational visits, including residential study courses and visits abroad. Further beneficiaries have been the library, information and communications technology resources and physical education.
If you have left school and gone into full time further education (post-18) or taken on an apprencticeship, you may be able to get a grant from the Foundation. Only applications for the current acedmic year will be considered.
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