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Our Mission

To cultivate an ambitious and vibrant learning community that inspires and empowers students to excel in a dynamic world.

Mission Statement

It is Chipping Campden School's mission to provide a safe, supportive and challenging learning environment that inspires and empowers young people to grasp the opportunities to develop responsibility, personal integrity, self-respect, and respect for others; that cultivates creativity and a desire to become a life-long learner; that fosters inclusion through a strong sense of heritage and community, while acknowledging diversity; and that raises aspirations in order to champion academic and personal excellence.

Our Vision

Every student is inspired to learn and empowered to excel

Vision Statement

It has been the vision of Chipping Campden School for nearly six centuries that all students embrace a transformational educational experience that will both inspire and empower them to fulfil their potential and excel.

The three main strands of our vision are developed in more detail below:

  1. Inspire
    Chipping Campden School is committed to enthusing all of our students to excel by cultivating a culture of high aspiration, ambition and achievement.
  2. Empower
    Chipping Campden School is committed to enabling all of our students to participate fully in their learning by cultivating a community dedicated to inclusion, innovation and independence.
  3. Excel
    Chipping Campden School is committed to ensuring that all of our students have the opportunities to fulfil their potential by cultivating a low risk high challenge learning environment which builds confidence, fosters creativity and celebrates success.


The vision for Chipping Campden School is underpinned by the values of respect for self, respect for others, co-operation, empathy, tolerance, honesty, fairness, diligence and care for the environment. It is through the promotion of these values that students are able to understand and appreciate the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance.


Useful information:

  1. Student absence:

    If your child cannot attend on a particular day, please ring the school absence line on 01386 840216 (select option 1) to let us know, if possible by 9.30am giving a reason for the absence. Our dedicated telephone line has a message facility.
    Click here for futher information regarding school attendance.

  1. Policy regarding holidays during term time:

    With thirteen weeks’ of holidays there should be no reason to take a family holiday in term-time. However, we may, on occasions, make concessions for important family commitments, or for outings connected with a future career. All requests for absence of this nature must be made to the Principal in writing well in advance of the event in order that authorisation may be considered and a written response offered.

A successful education is all about successful partnerships, especially partnerships between teacher and student and school and home. Our School values, and rights and responsibilities concerning these partnerships, underpin the promotion of their success. Please use the links to review the chosen section:

The school’s values

The school’s rights & responsibilities

Students’ rights and responsibilities

Parents’/carers’ rights and responsibilities

The school's values - (return to menu)
These values support our over-all aim to provide a place for learning in which all its members can reach their full potential safely and with the necessary support and challenge to do so. The following values, rights and responsibilities underpin our Behaviour Policy.
Values: Therefore:
We believe in making the most of our opportunities and that all people should be challenged and encouraged to excel
  1. We will help and support each other in appropriate ways to promote progress and success
  2. We will support our classroom rules for learning
  3. We will congratulate and praise as appropriate and never intentionally "put down" others
We believe in a safe, supportive and inclusive school where all people should be treated fairly, courteously and with respect
  1. We will be polite and avoid swearing or "name calling" each other
  2. We will treat each other with kindness and avoid aggression
  3. We will not bully each other
  4. We will respect the opinions of others if they are different from our own
  5. We accept the School's agreed dress code
  6. We will apply rewards and sanctions consistently
We believe in a strong sense of community and that our environment should be a safe, healthy and enjoyable place in which to work, learn and achieve
  1. We will work together to achieve learning environments that are free from disruption
  2. We accept that our school is a “smoke free and illegal drugs free” zone and that we do not bring alcohol onto the premises without the prior agreement of the Principal
  3. We will tolerate no acts of bullying and aim for a “bullying free” school
  4. We will behave responsibly, show high levels of self discipline and accept the consequences of our behaviour
  5. We will look after the environment in which we work, learn and play
  6. We will move around the school with care and consideration to others

(Our Policies on Behaviour, Anti-Bullying, Equal Opportunities, Safeguarding, Confidentiality, Sex Education and the management of drug/alcohol related incidents support the above)

The school's rights and responsibilities - (return to menu)
Using our values as a foundation, we believe the School, students and parents/carers have the following “Rights and Responsibilities”
Rights: Responsibilities:
  1. To enforce school policies - including rules and disciplinary measures.
  2. To expect students to respect the rights of other students and adults in the school
  3. To expect students and parents’ co-operation in maintaining a safe and orderly climate of learning.
  4. Not to tolerate abusive or violent behaviour by students or parents.
  5. To expect good attendance
  1. To show consistency when establishing and communicating measures to ensure good order, respect and discipline.
  2. To provide a safe and stimulating environment for learning
  3. To provide regular information on students’ progress and provide opportunities for discussion
  4. To support, praise and, as appropriate, reward students’ good behaviour
  5. To apply sanctions fairly, proportionately and reasonably as outlined in the Behaviour Policy, taking account of SEN, disability and the needs of vulnerable children, and offer strategic support as appropriate.
  6. To ensure student safety and well-being including preventing bullying and dealing effectively with all reports and complaints about all bullying, including those relating to race, gender, culture, disability, SEN, homophobic, sexist/sexual, cyber
  7. To ensure that staff are clear about the extent of their disciplinary authority and receive necessary professional development on behaviour strategies
  8. To use appropriate methods of engaging parents and to support them in meeting their parental responsibilities
  9. To model positive behaviour and actively develop students’ social, emotional and behavioural skills
  10. To make alternative provision from day 6 for fixed period excluded students and, where appropriate, to arrange reintegration interviews for parents at the end of a fixed period exclusion.
  11. To ensure the whole school community is consulted about the principles of the school Behaviour Policy
Students' rights and responsibilities - (return to menu)
  1. To feel safe in school
  1. To do nothing that threatens the safety and well-being of others
  2. To bring no inappropriate or unlawful items to school including alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, knives/weapons
  1. To be treated with respect
  • To expect appropriate action from school staff to stop incidents of bullying, violence, discrimination or harassment
  1. To show respect to school staff, fellow students and their property, school property and the school environment.
  2. Never to “put down”, harm or bully other students or staff verbally, physically, on mobiles or using a computer
  3. To respect the school positively when off school premises; for example, school trips, work placements, sports events and journeys to and from school
  1. To learn in classrooms and other learning situations that are free from disruption
  2. To receive help, support and encouragement to achieve your potential
  3. To receive feedback that informs you of your progress and what you need to do to continue to make progress
  1. To follow the “Classroom Rules for Learning”
  2. To follow reasonable instructions by school staff, obey school rules and accept sanctions in an appropriate way
  3. To complete set tasks willingly and to do your best
  4. To cooperate with and abide by any arrangements put in place to support your behaviour and learning such as Pastoral Support Programmes or Learning Contracts
  • To contribute to discussions on school policy
Parents’/carers’ rights and responsibilities - (return to menu)
  1. To expect your children to be safe, secure and respected in school
  2. To be kept informed about your child’s progress, including issues relating to behaviour
  3. To be listened to when complaining about the way the school has handled an issue and to receive a fair and prompt response
  4. To appeal to the Principal / governors and beyond that, to the Secretary of State, if you believe that the school has exercised its disciplinary authority unreasonably
  5. To appeal against a decision to exclude your child, first to the governing body of the school and then - in cases of permanent exclusion - to an independent appeal panel
  6. To contribute to discussions on school policy
  1. To respect the school’s behaviour policy and the disciplinary authority of school staff
  2. To help ensure that your child follows reasonable instructions given by school staff and s/he adheres to school rules
  3. To send your child to school punctually every day, suitably clothed, fed and rested
  4. To ensure school staff are aware of any SEN-related or other personal factors which may affect the school’s ability to keep your child (and others) safe, supported and able to learn
  5. To be prepared to work with the school to support your child’s positive behaviour
  6. To attend meetings with the Principal or other school staff, if requested, to discuss your child’s behaviour
  7. To support the terms of any Pastoral Support Plan or Learning Contract relating to your child’s behaviour
  8. If your child is excluded from the school, to ensure s/he is not found unsupervised in a public place during school hours in the first five days of exclusion and, if invited, to attend a reintegration interview with the school at the end of a fixed period exclusion.

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Chipping Campden School, Cidermill Lane, Chipping Campden GL55 6HU

Tel: 01386 840216 • Fax: 01386 840498 • email:

Registration Number: 7680770