Welcome to Chipping Norton School
Our Sixth Form is in the top 1% of schools nationally (18th out of 2100 schools) based on value added data.
This places us as the best Sixth Form in Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.
Callum swims for Team GB
Year 10 student Callum Smart competed as part of Team GB at an international swimming competition in Italy at the beginning of May. He had a brilliant competition and came home with Gold medals in the 200m breaststroke, 2 bronze medals in 4 x 100m medley and 100m breaststroke and 4th in the 50m breaststroke.
Last year Callum achieved success by winning Gold Medals at the National Swimming Championships in Sheffield for both 50 and 200 Metre breaststroke events, and a silver in the 100m breaststroke. He also achieved a British record for the 50m Breaststroke event (by age group). He has just returned from the Olympic Trials (British Championships) in Glasgow and qualified for both the 100m and 200m breaststroke finals for juniors (Age 15-18), coming third in both of these finals. Callum also achieved a regional (15 years) age group record for the 200m breaststroke of 2:20.08, breaking the previous record by some 2 seconds.
CNPS Years 4-6 Athletics Festival
The school field was filled with 16 teams of enthusiastic pupils taking part in the annual Athletics Festival. The teams took part in a variety of track/field events finishing with a 50m mixed shuttle relay; the highlight of the festival. The event was run by 35 Year 7 Sports Leaders who have been trained by Mrs Phillips and supported by Mr Thomas and Miss Pinfold.
The results were:-
Big Schools Winners: Year 6 – St Marys A, Year 5 – Charlbury, Year 4 – Holy Trinity A
Overall Winner – St Marys A
Small School Winners: Year 6 – Great Tew A, Year 5 – Great Tew A, Year 4 – Enstone A
Overall Winner – Great Tew A
The champions will go on to represent CNPS at The West Oxfordshire Athletics Finals.
CNPS Modern Foreign Languages Festival
More than 220 Year 4 pupils came along to take part in the Modern Foreign Language Festival run by our Year 11, 12 & 13 Language Leaders, supported by the MFL Department and Team Leaders from Chipping Norton School. The Year 4 pupils were taught new words from Spanish, French, Italian and German by the Language Leaders in a series of individual workshops. The workshops are based on word games/activities such as the ‘splat game’ which is very popular and involves children identifying words on the white board by ‘splatting’ them with a ruler. They also had the opportunity to try a range of cheeses; this proved a big hit with the children and it was lovely to help them to experience something new.
Outstanding LAMDA results
We are delighted to announce that our Year 7, 8 & 9 students who attended Extra Time LAMDA club this year and sat their exam on 21st March 2016, achieved 25 Distinctions and 2 Merits. The group is taught by Pippa Phillips who is well known locally as Youth Musical Theatre Director at The Theatre. Congratulations to you all on your hard work and achievement.
Silver Award for Music
Chipping Norton School has been awarded the Incorporated Society of Musicians’ Silver certificate in GCSE music. This means that more than 15% of all our GCSE students achieved an A*- C in music GCSE in 2016, putting the school in the top 233 schools nationally.
Deborah Annetts, Chief Executive of the Incorporated Society of Musicians said: ‘Music is a hugely important subject in itself, for future professional careers and for wider learning in a school; it adds huge benefits to the wider curriculum, school and community life and educational opportunity. As the professional body for musicians, we are delighted to recognise this high level of achievement with this certificate.’