At CFS we strive for excellence in all that we do. Whilst proud of being a relatively small school in our Secondary phase where every child is truly known as an individual, our ambition is uncompromising. We aim for all pupils to achieve their full potential, and exceptional progress sits proudly as our most important measure of success. We are a school where the happiness and safety of our pupils and staff is just as important as academic achievement. 

We believe in an all-through education. 

We provide a seamless education from ages four to 16. We aim to inspire curiosity and engage learners in common approaches throughout Primary and Secondary. Sharing practice across both phases is common place, and this approach allows us to reduce the negative effects often associated with transition. 

We believe in a varied curriculum. 

Throughout the School we maintain rigorous standards of the core subjects, whilst also providing a varied, high quality and broad curriculum. As evidenced by our state of the art facilities, we are committed to STEM and creative subjects. Our creative, inclusive and flexible offer for all pupils is never compromised, despite the ever increasing emphasis on accountability results.

We believe in community and family. 

Our House system permeates school life on a daily basis, providing all stakeholders with an engaging sense of community and healthy competition. 

We believe that a good education is not just about qualifications. 

We know that personal skills such as respect, good speaking and listening skills, common sense, a resilient and hardworking attitude, and ambition are key skills for young people. Our curriculum focuses on these qualities and ensures that every child is ready and equipped for their future. We also work hard to provide experiences that ensure pupils leave us as truly global citizens, with the outlook, empathy, respect and motivation to thrive.

We believe that the quality of our teachers is fundamental to the success of our school. 

We recruit proven individuals who we regard as being absolutely the best people to teach. Through a robust process of performance management, our staff receive guidance and support to ensure they continue to do their very best. We hope all staff will feel honoured to be part of CFS. 

@bickell_donna Thank you Donna. We're so pleased to hear your son has settled in so well👏🏽 #NurtureChallengeInspire
I had a wonderful @Cbookfest day at @Chi_Free_School yesterday, meeting eager readers and talented story map makers... https://t.co/oqz2IOsTMb
"Open Evening was really well organised and showcased all that CFS has to offer. I have a very excited girl who wou... https://t.co/Pvs7euKO7U
Huge thanks to everyone who came to our Prospective Year 7 Open Evening. The school was absolutely buzzing with act... https://t.co/uHpC7hUtlA
💫 Out of this world adventures this half term 💫 at the awe-inspiring Museum of the Moon at @ChiCathedral 25 Oct-14... https://t.co/YMRd9ggHLi
@emmashevah @Cbookfest @weAREjys Thank you so much! Year 5 (and everyone) had a super day!
Thank you so much for having me. I had a great day. The organisers of the @Cbookfest thought of everything and Y5... https://t.co/71bCfMtBBw
@_onetreebooks Thank you again for all your support with our @FansofJWilson event at @Chi_Free_School and for suppl... https://t.co/fRJGqe9Hj1
We're really looking forward to seeing prospective Year 7 pupils and parents at our Open Evening from 6pm-8pm this... https://t.co/adVVz2j7nf
We're recruiting for a part-time early career #MathsTeacher to teach maths across all abilities from Years 7 to 11... https://t.co/FRq1OboED7