Chinthurst School is an IAPS co-educational day school in Tadworth, Surrey. It accepts boys and girls from age 2 to 11 years and is a junior school of Reigate Grammar School.
Chinthurst School is a vibrant co-educational school for children aged 2 to 11 years, set in a beautiful campus in Tadworth, Surrey. We are a junior school of Reigate Grammar School, one of the top co-educational schools in Surrey.
Our aim is to stretch and inspire pupils, through a challenging and diverse curriculum and the provision of top quality sport, drama and music. A love of learning is instilled in the children within a warm and nurturing environment, setting them on the path to a happy and fulfilled adulthood.
Chinthurst has a history of strong relationships with many top independent schools and so we are well placed to expertly advise you on where your child will flourish when they move on. Our partnership with RGS enables the children in Year 5 to benefit from early offer arrangements to RGS should this be their chosen path, without having to sit the RGS entrance exam in Year 6.
Chinthurst children celebrate International Women's Day 2020
Chinthurst dedicated a whole week to celebrating inspirational women and girls, including those within their own community, in recognition of the importance of International Women's Day 2020.
17th March 2020 — International Women's Day celebrates women's achievements, raises awareness of bias and helps to forge a gender equal world. To mark the 2020 event, Chinthurst dedicated a week to celebrating prominent female role models and to finding out more about the inspirational women who are part of everyday life at the school.
To launch the initiative, the whole of Year 6 visited Epsom Downs Racecourse to learn about Emily Davison, the suffragette who sadly died in 1913 after stepping in front of the King's horse whilst trying to promote women's rights.
As the week progressed, every girl from Year 3 to 6 chose a woman they admired (anyone from their Mums and Grannies through to JK Rowling and the Queen) and thought about why these women were inspirational. Their choices were shared with the community in a short film.
Some Chinthurst girls excel at sports that are traditionally male dominated, such as rugby and cricket, and they discussed their experiences of playing alongside the boys and how much they enjoy it. Other girls have shown exceptional artistic and acting talent both inside and out of school and this was celebrated too.
Female teachers were interviewed about their path to teaching and the careers they have had along the way. Their stories, which were so interesting and diverse, were shared with the whole school community in a bumper weekly newsletter that celebrated everything that is wonderful about women and girls today.
Headteacher, Cathy Trundle said 'Our girls are so lucky to have such accomplished role models to inspire them within the school community and outside of it. However, it is often the children themselves that inspire me and my fellow teachers. Their confidence to use their voices to speak up for what they believe is right, at such a young age, is remarkable and makes me very proud'
Chinthurst children ‘Find their Brave’ for Children’s Mental Health week
Chinthurst marked Children’s Mental Health week with a series of events based upon this year’s theme of ‘Find your Brave’. The school sang happy songs and wore clothes that made them feel cheerful, as well as learning how to overcome their fears
11th February 2020 — Children’s Mental Health week is a national initiative run by charity, Place2Bee that aims to raises awareness of the importance of supporting children and young people’s mental health.
The theme this year was Find Your Brave and Chinthurst School in Tadworth planned a week of events to help spread the message amongst the children.
In assemblies and form time they discussed how bravery comes in all shapes and sizes and can be about something as simple as sharing worries, asking for help or trying something new. They also explored strategies for finding their brave and how good it made them feel when they did so.
There was lots of fun too! The whole school sang happy songs and had another visit from Pets for Therapy Dog, Flash much to the excitement of everyone. The children raised money for Place2Bee by coming to school wearing something that made them feel happy - this included lots of onesies and slippers!
Headteacher Cathy Trundle was delighted with the success of the week. ‘Find My Brave week was lots of fun and the whole school enjoyed coming together to support such a worthwhile cause. We recognise the importance of good mental health and the theme this year gave the children the opportunity to talk about significant issues against a backdrop of exciting activities’.
Remembrance at Chinthurst was marked by a church service followed by a minute's silence around a sea of homemade poppies
11th November 2019 — This year, Chinthurst School had a moving Remembrance service at The Church of the Good Shepherd in Tadworth which was followed by a minute's silence as the children surrounded the flagpole in the school's grounds . Every child from Year 3 upwards made beautiful poppies which took centre stage around the base of the flagpole. A fitting tribute to those who have fallen.
Chinthurst marks Stress Awareness Week with a calming canine visit
Chinthurst children were delighted to have a visit recently from Flash, a Pets as Therapy dog, as part of National Stress Awareness week. Along with his owner, he taught them how canine company can have a positive effect on wellbeing.
8th November 2019 — Research has shown that dogs in schools can bring significant benefits to children's development and have a positive impact on their wellbeing. As part of National Stress Awareness week, Flash, the wonderful Pets as Therapy (PAT) dog, along with his owner, Rachel Bullerwell, visited the Chinthurst children to teach them about ways to manage stress. They helped the children think about what they should do when they are worried about things, and how stroking a dog can help them feel calm.
The children loved interacting with Flash who enjoyed chilling in their classrooms and playing their games outside at break and lunchtime. He was a wonderful guest!
Headteacher Cathy Trundle said 'At Chinthurst we place tremendous importance on our children's wellbeing as it is so important for their future success and happiness. Flash was a brilliant guest and his visit was a fun way to teach the children strategies to deal with worry and stress'.
Chinthurst goes yellow for World Mental Health Day
The children and staff at Chinthurst supported the Young Minds #helloyellow campaign on World Mental Health Day by wearing something yellow to school and learning about the importance of being mental health aware.
11th October 2019 — Chinthurst has a strong wellbeing ethos and World Mental Health Day was an ideal opportunity to focus on the importance of looking after everyone’s mental health. Community was the theme for the day highlighting the benefits of talking and being together.
The children arrived at school wearing a touch of yellow and enjoyed having their photos taken in a special #helloyellow photo booth. Much to everyone's delight, a teachers’ flash mob got the whole school dancing to ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams during morning break. Later in the day, the same flash mob lead a rendition of ‘We are the Champions’ by Queen to spread happiness around the school.
The inaugural Time to Talk café in the school’s sports hall foyer was open to parents who dropped by for a coffee and a chat before getting on with their busy days. The café will be open to parents monthly going forward in recognition of the mental health benefits of being part of a supportive community.
Headteacher, Cathy Trundle was delighted with the success of the day. ‘Being part of a community and having someone to talk to is such an important part of good health and wellbeing. At Chinthurst, all our children know they are loved and that their teachers are there to listen to them and support them.'
Chinthurst School is shortlisted for Independent School of the Year
Chinthurst School in Tadworth, a junior school of Reigate Grammar, is delighted to have been shortlisted for Independent School of the Year in the prestigious Independent School Parent Awards 2019
31st July 2019 — Chinthurst School in Tadworth became part of the Reigate Grammar School family in February 2017 and, under new head Cathy Trundle, has undergone a period of dynamic change. The curriculum has been transformed to focus on personalised learning and individual progress. The children now embrace risk taking and making mistakes as a normal part of the learning process and their confidence has soared as a result. Academic outcomes are outstanding with the majority of leavers heading to the school’s highly selective senior school, Reigate Grammar.
However, it is the importance placed on the wellbeing of the children which really sets the school apart. Kindness is at the centre of a whole school pastoral care system and the teachers give priority to building relationships with the children over everything else.
Headteacher, Cathy Trundle says ‘ Our children feel safe and loved because we really listen to them. I am delighted to be shortlisted for Independent Prep School of the Year as it recognises what a special place Chinthurst is!’
Pupils join Little Chicks when they are 2 1/2 or Reception in the Autumn Term following their 4th Birthday. Places are also available to join directly into Years 1 to 6 but may be subject to assessment in Years 5&6.
Tours of the school and a meeting with the Headteacher can be arranged at a date and time of your choice by contacting the Admissions Registrar, Louise Hughes.