Chingford Foundation School

Coordinates: 51°37′48″N 0°00′26″W / 51.629979°N 0.00721°W / 51.629979; -0.00721
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Chingford Foundation School
Address
Map
Nevin Drive

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E4 7LT

Coordinates51°37′48″N 0°00′26″W / 51.629979°N 0.00721°W / 51.629979; -0.00721
Information
TypeAcademy
MottoA firm foundation for life
Established1938
Department for Education URN138691 Tables
OfstedReports
Head of SchoolGary Haines
GenderCoeducational
Age11 to 18
Enrolment1475
Colour(s)Maroon, gold
Websitehttp://www.chingfordfoundation.org/

Chingford Foundation School is a coeducational state secondary school and sixth form located in Chingford in the London Borough of Waltham Forest. It is a specialist Humanities College and has been an academy since October 2012.

History[edit]

Chingford Foundation School (a co-educational all-inclusive school) was opened in 1938, in temporary premises at Hawkwood House in Yardley Lane under the control of Essex County Council, as Chingford County High School. In the following year it was evacuated to the west of England and it did not begin to occupy its present buildings in Nevin Drive until 1941. The school was enlarged in 1957.[1] In 1968, secondary schools in Waltham Forest, to which Chingford had been transferred in 1965, adopted the Comprehensive system. It became Chingford Senior High School with a mixed-ability intake of 14- to 18-year-olds. In the 1980s, pupils aged 11 to 14 studied at Chingford junior high school in Wellington Avenue, which later became a primary school, and then moved to Chingford to senior school to take GCSEs. In the 1980s, pupils aged 11 to 14 studied at Chingford junior high school in Wellington Avenue, which later became a primary school, and then moved to Chingford to senior school to take O levels and later, GCSEs. In the late 80s early 90s, the six form was abolished, and six form pupils moved to either Sir George Monoux college or Leyton sixth form college. Following another borough-wide reorganisation programme in 1986, and a further name change to Chingford School. In 1993, the school became grant maintained, giving the school direct government funding and autonomy from the local authority. This allowed the school to re-establish its sixth form facility, for years 12 and 13. A new Sixth Form Centre was opened in 1997.[2]

In 2000 the school became a foundation school, meaning that the school is maintained by the local authority but the governors are responsible for their own admission policy and procedures.

The current CEO of Chingford Foundation Trust is Rob Mammen who took control replacing Jane Benton in 2023. The current Head of the school is Gary Haines who started in the post in September 2023.

Between July 2006 and July 2007 the school had extensive building works, in which a new sports hall and staff room were built.

Since converting to an academy, the school is now run by the Chingford Academies Trust, which also includes South Chingford Foundation School.

Inspections[edit]

In 2014 the school was inspected by Ofsted and judged Good.[3] In 2019 it was judged to Require Improvement.[4] As of 2024 the most recent inspection was in 2023, with a judgement of Good.[5]

Notable alumni[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Powell, W.R., ed. (1966). A History of the County of Essex: 'The parish and borough of Chingford'. Courtesy of British History Online. pp. 97–114.
  2. ^ http://www.chingford-school.co.uk/doc/Prospectus.doc[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Patel, Sai (2014). "Chingford Foundation School". Ofsted. Retrieved 27 January 2024.
  4. ^ Christodoulou, Katerina (2019). "Inspection of Chingford Foundation School". Ofsted. Retrieved 27 January 2024.
  5. ^ Davies, Annabel (2023). "Inspection of Chingford Foundation School". Ofsted. Retrieved 27 January 2024.
  6. ^ Moyes, Jonathan (15 July 2007). "Famous old boy opens up new hall". East London & West Essex Guardian. Retrieved 19 November 2020.
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  8. ^ Hanratty, Mathew (21 October 2008). "School puts the arts at the heart of learning". Arts Council England. Archived from the original on 2 February 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2020.
  9. ^ a b c d e "Hall of Fame". Chingford Foundation School PE Department. Retrieved 19 November 2020.
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  11. ^ Who's Who 2010, A & C Black, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4081-1414-8
  12. ^ Prigg, Mark (12 March 2012). "Sir Jonathan Ive: The iMan cometh". Evening Standard. London.
  13. ^ Thomas, Gareth (October 2016). "John Leonard Frederick Parslow (1935-2015)". British Birds. 109 (10): 635–636.
  14. ^ "Iain Alexander Rice: 1947–2022". Model Railway Journal (293): 237–241. 2022. ISSN 0267-3207.