Chigwell School

Founded in 1629 by Samuel Harsnett, the son of a Colchester baker who went on to become Archbishop of York, Chigwell School stands on its original site with the original school building still in use. However, whilst Chigwell of today is conscious of its long-standing history, it is a forward-looking, ambitious, coeducational independent school of 1040 pupils aged four to eighteen. It enjoys excellent facilities, a dedicated staff, bright and hardworking pupils, and a site of 100 acres.

Chigwell School is located in the picturesque village of Chigwell just over ten miles from central London and on the Central Line. The extensive, beautiful grounds are close to the edge of Epping Forest and it is rare for a school to have so much space and yet be so close to the centre of the Capital. Most pupils are day pupils but in the Sixth Form, there is a small community of international boarders, roughly thirty from sixteen countries, and these live in four small boarding houses.


As well as being an academic school, Chigwell has the reputation for providing a rich and full education, with plenty of opportunities for all pupils who are enthusiastic, co-operative and able. Chigwell is a caring and friendly school, with a close sense of community, not least between colleagues. As the Good Schools Guide reports: Academically, pupils are put through their paces but it all seems to be done in such a civilised and pleasant manner that you are more likely to hear pupils talk about opportunities and prospects than pressure and stress. “Anyone who wants to do well here, will do well” said one student, “and I can’t think of a nicer place to succeed.”

08 Feb, 2024  
Chigwell School is seeking to appoint a Resident Graduate Sports Assistant with specialisms in one or more of our focus school sports Cricket, Football, Hockey, and Netball . This is an exciting time for the school with our new Sport and Wellness Centre, which opened in September 2023, the appointment of the school’s first Director of Sport, and the reintroduction of academic PE at A-Level in September 2024. There is a real buzz about sport and physical activity at the school, and these roles have been created to further develop and support our sporting provision. The opportunity to progress to a PGCE role at the school in the following academic year may be available for the right candidate. The role comes with considerable benefits including on-site accommodation and free meals during term time. Chigwell School offers a competitive salary and benefits package in a very supportive working environment. There is a well-developed INSET programme, pupils are enthusiastic,...
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