Monmouth House, Fore Street, Chard, Somerset TA20 1QA
10 reasons to choose Chard School
Chard School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 77. It is one of the best independent prep schools in Chard and one of the 3 best primary schools for 7 miles.
Chard School is an independent prep day school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 6 weeks and 11 years. It is a Christian school, open to all faiths and none. The school has a non-selective admissions policy. It is a standalone prep school, not tied to any one senior school. Chard School fees range from £2,570 (Rec) to £3,606 per term (2023/24).
Average class size
Chard School has one class per year except for one mixed-age class, and an average class size of 11.
Destinations for Chard School leavers are usually a Devon grammar schools such as Colyton Grammar, or an independent schools such as Blundell’s School, Queen’s College Taunton, King’s College Taunton or Taunton School.
The Chard School curriculum
School curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and also includes PSHE, reasoning, French, Spanish. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups and visiting speakers. Forest School for the youngest pupils. Residential trip for Year 6.
Specialist teachers for sport, music, art, DT, languages and science throughout, and for most subjects from Year 4.
Sport at Chard School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Chard School
Art and music are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils. Drama is part of the co-curriculum. All pupils learn an instrument in class and about one third take extra-curricular instrument lessons from Year 3. Choir and one or two instrument ensembles. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Wraparound care from 8.00am to 5.30pm. Nursery open for 51 weeks of the year.
Find another school near Chard School
St Andrew’s Church of England Primary Academy, Chardstock (3.4 miles); Stockland Church of England Primary Academy (6.4 miles); Marshwood Church of England Primary Academy (9.3 miles).
King’s College, Taunton (16.3 miles); Taunton School (16.6 miles).
Holyrood Academy (0.7 miles); The Woodroffe School (11.4 miles); Colyton Grammar School (12.9 miles).