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South Chingford Foundation School

We pride ourselves on our unique environment which equips every student with skills, knowledge and enriching experiences.

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A Message from the Head of School

At South Chingford Foundation School, we pride ourselves on our close-knit community, where we understand every student as an individual; enabling us to drive their ambition, nurture their passions and embed them in the unity that runs through our school providing support and encouragement for each other whenever we face a challenge. 

Our vision is to build ambition in every member of our community, opening up the opportunities available to students and staff alike, so that they reach their potential and more.

We call this ‘The South Chingford Experience’ which is achieved through 

the highest expectations of everyone in our community
a rigorous, academic curriculum
  a wide range of enrichment opportunities beyond the classroom
delivery of our vision, mission and values
 a dedication to pastoral care 

Our values are a running theme through everything that we do inside and outside of school. Our high expectations engender ambitious attitudes to learning in our students meaning that they achieve well and leave us with high career aspirations and a clear idea of how they will fulfil these ambitions. We expect every member of our community to be the best version of themselves, this will always mean overcoming challenges and through this they develop the resilience that serves them well in their time at school and beyond. Through these shared ambitions and determination to overcome challenges our school has a strong sense of unity. When we speak to former South Chingford students they reflect fondly about their time with us and the support and encouragement that has contributed to their achievements long after they left us. 

Within the Chingford Academies Trust, South Chingford has continued to grow as a centre of educational excellence; where the ability to combine our resources, work together to provide the very best in traditional education and offer a unique learning environment defined by academic and cultural success ensures that every student is well-equipped for the demands of today’s global and ever-changing society.

We work hard to ensure our students leave South Chingford confident in themselves and their achievements; as young adults who are courageous, aspirational and prepared to make informed decisions about their future. Our students and staff are all incredibly proud of our school and welcome you to visit our school, experience our ambitious culture and meet with our team, to find out more about how we can make sure your child is as successful as they possibly can be.

Ms Emma Hobbs, Head of School, South Chingford Foundation School