Inspirational Teaching

Chilmington Green School will offer high aspirations, broad experiences and excellent standards of teaching and learning.

We want our students to develop a lifelong love of learning that will take them through their school career and beyond. Our curriculum will be rich, broad and relevant to the modern world in which our young people are growing up.

Teachers and school staff will make learning exciting and challenging, engaging and rigorous. They will deliver a bespoke education to suit the needs and abilities of each individual student, so that they enjoy and engage with lessons.

In Year 7 there will be a strong emphasis on numeracy, literacy, science and ICT, so that students can access the full range of learning opportunities. They will also study a modern foreign language, history, geography and religious education, as well as music, art, drama, design and technology and PE.

As a fully inclusive school, we will aim to make the whole curriculum and extracurricular activities accessible to all students, including those with Special Educational Needs or disabilities.

Education with Character

Throughout their time at Chilmington Green School, students will be expected to contribute to their school, their local community and to society. We want our students to try new things, to persist in the face of difficulty and to become resilient in overcoming obstacles.

With this in mind, we will provide a breadth of opportunities and experiences to help our students become confident, well-rounded and ambitious young adults. As well as a wide range of extracurricular clubs, this will include trips into London and beyond, university visits and talks by inspirational speakers. There will also be countless opportunities to collaborate with their peers at United Learning schools across the country.

Chilmington Green School will join Ashford School and Wye School’s existing collaboration on the Combined Cadet Force and Duke of Edinburgh Award. 

Collaboration with Wye School

United Learning opened the other local secondary free school in 2013 at Wye. Wye and Chilmington Green will work closely to offer a strong United Learning education to students in North and South Ashford respectively.

Wye School followed the same pattern as is planned for Chilmington Green, starting with Year 7 and adding a cohort each year until being full 5 years later for GCSE and 7 years later for A Level. Wye School has demonstrated that the United Learning education model, high academic standards for students of all abilities, is a true alternative to the Kent grammar and academy system. Wye School’s first three sets of GCSE results were outstanding, officially above average in the government league tables and significantly ahead in attainment and progress measures of other local non-selective schools and rivalling the local grammar schools for progress. Chilmington Green will bring this United Learning success story to the families of south Ashford who currently find it hard to get a place in Wye School.

You can find out more about Wye School here