Churchdown is an 11 to 19 mixed academy situated on the urban fringe of Gloucester. The school has 1387 students with 186 in the Sixth Form. We currently have 93 teaching staff and 75 Support staff. The school was a Foundation School but became an Academy in 2011. We accept students from over 30 Primary Schools and are heavily over-subscribed. Our aim as a school is quite simple: We want to be the ‘very best school in England’. This means that at the end of their time at Churchdown School, the students could not have had a better educational experience at any other school. We want our students to develop into well-rounded individuals, ready to be successful in the next stage of their lives. Realising this aim is entirely dependent on all staff doing the best job they are capable of and it’s the responsibility of the Leadership Team to ensure staff are fully supported in doing an outstanding job.
Everyone at Churchdown strives to build on the positive relationships that exist in school and the happy environment in which we work. We recognise that relationships are important and everyone works incredibly hard at this, whilst continuing to have the highest expectations in terms of work and engagement. Visitors to our school are impressed by the students, who are friendly, disciplined and motivated to succeed. Our dedicated team of staff are fully committed to encouraging the students to best they can be’. Children have one chance in education and it’s our job to ensure that they make the most of it.