Charlton School

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Charlton School
Motto Scientia veritas est
(Knowledge is truth)
Established 1960's
Type Secondary School
Head Mr Lee Chris Tristham
Location Severn Drive
England Coordinates: 52°42′51″N 2°31′22″W / 52.71403°N 2.52284°W / 52.71403; -2.52284
Local authority Telford and Wrekin
DfE URN 123597 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1133
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Houses Owen, Darwin, Clive & Webb
Colours Navy & Gold

Charlton School is an 11-16 comprehensive school in Telford, Shropshire, England. It is consistently among the best performing comprehensive schools in the Telford & Wrekin Local Education Authority. The aim of Charlton School is to provide an environment in which all students can succeed.

Charlton is a very successful oversubscribed 11-16 comprehensive school in the Telford and Wrekin area. It is well established in its local community with a consistent record of high standards. This is attributable to excellent examination results and acknowledges its caring and disciplined environment, combining formality with good relationships between adults and students.

Charlton School works in partnership with Dothill Primary School, forming the 'Dothill and Charlton Sports and Learning Community'. Both schools are under the Principalship of Mr N Renshaw, with each school supported by a Head of Secondary and Head of Primary Phase. The Learning Community's aim is to ensure that Charlton School works closely with all partner primary schools to ensure the very best provision and continuity of learning for all.

Student Support[edit]

Charlton School aims to meet the needs of all students. Opportunities are provided for those who are either gifted and talented in particular areas, or students who have specific learning needs. Their team of specialist teachers offer special needs provision, integrating students who have special needs and providing small group support where necessary.


A broad and rich curriculum is covered by all students in years 7 and 8, offering much more than the requirements of the National Curriculum. In year 8 students are supported in making choices about their curriculum from year 9 onwards. The curriculum is further enhanced by extension study courses and a pastoral programme including Religious Education. Work experience, college taster days and placements support students in their future career decisions.


Founded in the 1960s, the school was originally an all-girls school. The school's catchment area includes the small towns surrounding it like Wellington and Bratton. In 2003 a sports hall was built and in the following year the school was officially opened as a Science College. The College's unity never terminated over the years, with pride being focused upon career, keeping the reputation of the school up in the community.

School Houses'[edit]

Charlton School students are divided into 4 houses, each named after a notable person born within Shropshire. Each house has a designated colour and they compete each year in inter-house sporting competitions.

Name of House Named After
Clive House Robert Clive of India
Darwin House Charles Darwin
Owen House Wilfred Owen
Webb House Captain Matthew Webb

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