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Chafyn Grove School, Wiltshire

School Details
School Crest
Bourne Avenue,
United Kingdom,

Tel: +44 1722 333423
Fax: +44 1722 323114

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Simon Head

Admissions Secretary and PA to the Headmaster:
Mrs Claire Ward

This school offers flexi-boarding.

Accreditations and affiliations:
Religious affiliation:
All denominations welcome, Inter-denominational, Church of England
Teaching languages:
Age Range & Fees
3 - 13
Day Fees
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
Number of Pupils
School Boy
School Girl
Full board
This school offers
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:

Taster days, This is a non-selective school, Trial day at school, Visit school, Scholarship or bursary exam, Report from previous school, Non selective school, Scholarship exam, Please apply to school, Registration

Scholarships & Bursaries:

Art, Armed forces discounts or bursaries, All-rounder, Other scholarships, Clergy/Ministers, Sport, Siblings, Other bursaries, Music, Means tested bursaries, Means tested assisted places, Financial need, Drama, Academic

What we offer

  • Classics
  • Drama/Theatre
  • ICT
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Design technology
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Latin
  • Greek
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • Ancient Greek
  • French
  • Gymnastics
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Touch rugby
  • Rounders
  • Lacrosse
  • Fitness training
  • Golf
  • Football
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Horse riding and management
  • Skiing
  • Sailing
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Orienteering
  • Adventure training
  • Horticulture
  • Drama productions
  • Dance
  • Cycling
  • Chess
  • Rock climbing
  • Young Enterprise
  • Ballet
  • Language club
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • Jazz
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Rail/Airport services
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • After school club
  • Experience of services' children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Autistic Spectrum of Difficulties
  • Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Visual Impairment (VI)
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Social Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • Language and Communication Disorders
  • Delicate/Medical Conditions
  • Epilepsy
Head PhotoProspective parents often ask me and other people what makes Chafyn Grove unique. I talk about the warmth of the relationships between adults and pupils which encourages happy and positive children, about the facilities and our success in various fields, and also about the individual attention and nurturing pastoral care that we give to each child, as well as success in scholarships and entrance to senior schools.

But do those things make Chafyn Grove remotely unique? So far I sound like any other head teacher or prospectus introduction of a myriad of private schools extolling the virtues of their own institution. In fact I am not convinced that what we are trying to do in Salisbury is particularly different or unique – what makes us stand out is that we aim to do everything as well as we can and we achieve very high standards in all areas. I don’t apologise for this bold claim!

Ambitious yet humble, challenging but not pushy, successful but not arrogant; I want pupils at Chafyn Grove to “reach for the stars” in every area of their lives, even if they only become really successful in one particular field. We celebrate the winner of an essay writing competition alongside a victorious cross country team, we applaud scholarship success as well as a superb production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and we enjoy our concerts and art exhibitions, while congratulating our Under 13 boys on winning the National Hockey finals. Our pupils have energy and ambition, revelling in the variety of each day and cheerfully joining in with a multitude of activities. I frequently say that a child at Chafyn Grove is far more likely to be tired than bored!

The development and nurturing of the individual child is at the centre of our thinking. Our pastoral structure and the caring nature of each individual teacher for those in their charge are fundamental to the way we go about our work. A happy child is far more likely to want to make the most of their abilities and enjoy success. The teachers are there to get to know each child and to help them develop fully in every aspect of school life – one size most definitely does not fit all.

Is Chafyn Grove unique amongst schools? Probably not. Is it ambitious to achieve high standards in all areas of school life – definitely!
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