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South Charnwood High School

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Thank you for your interest in our school.  South Charnwood is an academy High School which now admits pupils of all abilities from 11-16 years of age.

The school is situated in twenty acres of open countryside and draws the vast majority of pupils from the nearby villages of Markfield, Thornton and Stanton-under-Bardon, as well as from  Leicester Forest East, mostly Stafford Leys School.  South Charnwood could justifiably be called a “family” school since it has educated several generations of many local families.  The school also welcomes a number of pupils from other areas, which we feel is evidence of our good reputation and the high esteem in which the school is held.

Learning for all is planned to be challenging and enjoyable and the school aims to ensure that pupils achieve the highest possible standard in all subjects.  Pupils are also given many opportunities to develop a wide range of skills, insights and interests, to equip them fully for the next stage in their education. Our most recent Ofsted inspection took place in June 2019 and judged the school to be 'Good' whilst recognising that the quality of Teaching and Learning and Assessment and Outcomes for pupils were both 'Outstanding'

LiFE MAT and Partners School Direct 

LiFE MAT and Partners School Direct is a group of schools, who have been delivering outstanding Initial Teacher Training for many years. You will be able to begin your journey as a teacher in a way that allows you to feel grounded and confident. 

The schools in the partnership offer so much variety and opportunity , that your journey from a trainee to leader in education can be nurtured in each and every one of the schools. With great opportunities for career progression and the chance to make a real difference to the lives of young people - it’s an exciting time to be thinking of teaching as a career.

There are generous bursaries and scholarships to help fund your training and expert mentors and tutors to support your needs. We work in partnership with the Universities of Leicester and Loughborough. Our partnership provides inspirational teaching, informed by current research and grounded in a practical understanding of what works in the classroom.

Partner Schools: Ashby School, Bosworth Academy (Lead School), Brookvale Groby Learning
Campus, Countesthorpe Academy, Ibstock Community College, Ivanhoe College, St. Martin’s Catholic Academy, South Charnwood High School, The Winstanley School.

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