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Headteacher's Welcome

Abeunt Studia in Mores - Through Study Character Grows

HeadteacherMy vision for this School is to make Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School the very best place for a young person to grow up. To achieve this it is essential that I meet three key targets.

Firstly to ensure that all students are safe and feel safe at all times. Safeguarding is a priority at this school. Secondly that students are happy and ready to learn. Finally that all students maximise their academic potential to enable them all to achieve their goals in life. Clear and committed professional advice and guidance is part of daily life for the students on their individual pathways to their chosen university, apprenticeships or employment. 

The education that CSGS offers develops its pupils intellectually, emotionally and physically. The ingrained idea of excellence in school life allows pupils to reach the highest academic, sporting and cultural standards. The special quality of learning in the classroom is equally matched by the richness of teaching that students experience beyond the school site. 

Whilst healthy competition is central to the CSGS ethos, there are also many opportunities for pupils to enter into the wider life of the school. Service to the school and community is enthusiastically performed and high levels of leadership and responsibility are actively taken on by pupils at all levels. The curriculum has been carefully designed with pupils learning at its heart. 

Our alumni includes many national and international leaders in their chosen fields of excellence.

There are no invisible students at CSGS. No one is allowed to fall behind or slip through the net. Our pastoral care is outstanding, as is the breath-taking range of our extracurricular activities that all students past and present benefit from.

The school prides itself on our strong community links. Our strongest relationship is our permanent base for Marlborough School in our state of the art Legacy Building. I am particularly proud that these students with severe and profound learning difficulties thrive in partnership with our own students in a unique project.

The character of our students is now a firmly established feature of the school. Commitment, resilience, fairness and responsibility, courage, intellectual curiosity, creativity and gratitude are essential for success in life beyond CSGS, and I am working hard to make these character traits every bit as distinctive as our purple blazers.

I welcome students, parents and carers to the school and look forward to sharing in your journey as students evolve from the learners of today to leaders of tomorrow.

Nigel Walker
Our Achievements

In Numbers


Students went on to University in 2023


Students going to Russell Group Universities


Students went on to higher apprenticeships


Students elected to take a gap year


Students who directly entered employment