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What is the average class size?

The average class size in Year 7 is 26 students for both tutor groups and teaching groups. This is lower for GCSE option groups and much lower in A level classes.

Will my child be able to be in the same class as their friends?

As part of the transition process we ask all pupils to nominate two friends that they would like to be with in the tutor group. We also use the information from the primary schools to guide us on which students work well together in the teaching groups. We confirm tutor groups in June, before term starts. We listen to students’ preferences and so combine the need to be with some friends, but also mix with new children as well. It works well each year and we can tweak a few class lists as we go along if necessary.

Q. How do children outside Chipping Norton get to school?

A. The children of families living over 3 miles from Chipping Norton School and within Oxfordshire are entitled to free transport provided by OCC. There are a number of buses and bus routes serving the school. Details are available from OCC.

Q. How can I find out more?

A. This website gives a good idea of what makes Chipping Norton School an exciting place to study but can not tell the whole story. Please arrange to visit or come to one of our Open Evenings.

Q. What are results like?

A. Among the very best in Oxfordshire. In 2017 GSCE English 9-4 = 87%, Maths 9-4 = 83%, 9-4 overall = 78%. These were up to 17% above national average. At A Level our value-added scores place us in the top 15% of schools nationally.

Q. What do Ofsted say?

A. Ofsted noted that “teachers are firmly focused on helping pupils achieve their best. Parents recognise and value this, as do their children.” Ofsted also said that “a rich seam of tolerance and respect runs through the school.”

Q. What makes Chipping Norton such a good school?

A. Our focus on high quality academic achievement coupled with our recognition that if students are happy, safe, supported and enjoy school life they will achieve their full potential.

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  • You can book a slot to come and see the school. You will be able to see the school on a normal day, shown around by the headteacher and get to see the subject areas you are interested in.
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