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Chingford Foundation School

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

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At Chingford Foundation School, our mission is for students to thrive. We have developed an academic and enrichment programme which we call 'Our Journey to Excellence'.

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We understand how beneficial enrichment opportunities are to students, enabling them to immerse themselves in their interests, enhance academic performance, develop positive attitudes and boost creativity. 

Within our Chingford family, we want our learners to be able to showcase their passions.

Our students are encouraged to engage and explore a range of activities beyond the classroom. Whether on a basketball court, in the music room, participating in school competitions or on the stage, there is something to capture the interest and imagination of every student.

These opportunities promote personal growth, the development of key skills and attributes and add a breadth of experience to prepare students for life beyond Chingford Foundation School.

PSHE and character curriculum

This curriculum aims to fulfil the school’s ambition to mould students into well-rounded, resilient, responsible and active 21st century citizens.

  • A tailored and timetabled PSHE programme taught as a distinct curriculum for pupils in all year groups.
  • A character curriculum delivered in form time based around our values, the Trust Charter, current affairs and character strengths.
  • Specialist and bespoke ‘Drop Days’ which utilise presenters and specialists to place the Social, Emotional and Mental Health of our pupils at the forefront of our offer.
  • A wellbeing school community and a Peer Listening and Peer Mentoring service.


The after-school clubs are fun, and they help you to do better in school - Year 10 Student

We give students access to a wide range of enrichment opportunities which enable them to grow and develop a broad range of knowledge and skills. These include:

  • Internal student leadership programmes that engage the student body in the working of our school which enables our learners to contribute to the delivery of our vision.
  • Opportunities for external student leadership and volunteering in a variety of subjects both in school and in the local community.
  • An extraordinary variety of educational trips both in this country and abroad led by experienced leaders either within subjects or across a year group.
  • Established links with local primary schools and opportunities to collaborate, share best practice and transition in several subjects.
  • Extra-curricular opportunities within the local community including music concerts and performances, drama performances, the Arts Award, debating and inter and intra school sport.
  • Being the host site for the Waltham Forest School Sports Network under the direction of the Lead School Games Organiser.
  • Being the host site, within the borough, for the FA Girls’ Football School Partnership which aims to give every girl equal access to football in school by 2024 through professional development, student leadership and links to the community.
  • A Trust wide Duke of Edinburgh programme led by Mr Sheaff.
  • A commitment to planning and hosting events for charity including the Macmillan Coffee Morning and the Senior Citizens’ Christmas Party.
  • School events relating to national weeks and months including World Book Day, Anti-Bullying Week and Black History Month.
  • A rewards programme celebrating pupil successes such as Year Group rewards assemblies, subject specific award evenings, subject based prizes, the Jack Petchey Award and merit trips.
  • Our newly refurbished Sixth Form Centre with a professional learning environment which aims to develop pupils who are caring, resourceful, employable and well-qualified in a climate of respect and culture of success.
  • Further areas include Summer Schools, practical music lessons, teams in a range of different sports and extra-curricular clubs.


  • An innovate Trust Careers Strategy to provide exceptional Gatsby standard experience for students and to support every child in their future destinations and an Alumni programme that builds on the legacy of our exceptional young people that have graduated and have excelled in wider society.
  • Links and opportunities relating to professional companies within London such as Reed Smith and Brokerage/City Link.

Extra-curricular opportunities

The current extra-curricular opportunities for the 2023-2024 academic year can be found here: Extra-curricular activities 2023-24.

Please view the opportunities for sports clubs on offer at Chingford Foundation School in the second half of the Autumn Term 2023 here.