Churchmead School

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Churchmead School
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Motto Believe to Achieve
Established 1950
Type Voluntary aided school
Religion Church of England
Headteacher Mr Chris Tomes
Location Priory Way
51°29′10″N 0°34′44″W / 51.486086°N 0.579000°W / 51.486086; -0.579000Coordinates: 51°29′10″N 0°34′44″W / 51.486086°N 0.579000°W / 51.486086; -0.579000
Local authority Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
DfE number 868/4084
DfE URN 133580 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 420
Gender Co-educational
Ages 11–18
Houses Victor, Faith and Beckett
Colours Yellow, Red, Green And Blue

Churchmead School is a co-educational Church of England voluntary aided secondary school that caters for 11- to 18-year-olds. It is located in Datchet, near Slough, England. The school's motto is 'Believe to Achieve'. The school has also gained Specialist Arts College status.

In December 2015 Churchmead school was rated as 'good' by Ofsted and 'outstanding' by a church inspection.

In 2016 Churchmead got its best ever GCSE results. 69 per cent of pupils got 5 GCSEs including English and maths. 59 per cent of disadvantaged pupils got 5 GCSEs including English and maths. It is now rated in the top 10 per cent of schools nationally for progress.

Churchmead was established as a secondary modern school for Buckinghamshire County Council, who, in the south of the county, operated a system of 11- to 18-year-old secondary schools, fed by 5-11 primary schools (or 5 - 7 infant schools and 8 - 11 junior schools). Changes to administrative county boundaries in 1974 led to the school transferring to Berkshire County Council, who operated it as a school within Slough's education system, by then modified for the change from primary to secondary education to take place at age 12 rather than 11. Further changes led to the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead becoming the Education Authority in 1998. The rest of the Windsor area of Windsor and Maidenhead uses a system with age 8 - 13 middle schools so leaving Churchmead as the only 11-18 school in its area of the borough. This in turn results in most students being drawn from Slough, which has resumed secondary education starting at age 11.[1]

Starting September 2008, the four house system that has been in existence since the school was founded, was scrapped for a three house inter-year form system.


The school maintains a prefect system. Several prefects including a Head Boy (currently Joshua Buckeridge since 2016-2017) & Head Girl (currently Rahat Syeda since 2016-2017) & Deputy Head Boy (currently Muhammad Saifuddin since 2016-2017) & Deputy Head Girl (currently Annalise Wicks since 2016-2017) they were chosen in Year 11[citation needed].

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Churchmead School is in co-operation with East Berkshire College, this means that sixth form students from both schools can study Advanced Level courses including Media and Photography at Churchmead.


  1. ^ Ofsted report February 2005 accessed 5 August 2007

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