Chetwynde School

Chetwynde School, Croslands, Rating Lane, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA13 0NY

Chetwynde School

Respect, Responsibility, Resilience

Welcome to Chetwynde
  1. About Chetwynde


Welcome Message from the Head Teacher

Headteacher: Mr Jefferson
Headteacher: Mr Jefferson

Chetwynde is a thriving all-through school for boys and girls from the ages of 4 to 16. We provide an education that is supportive, challenging and inspiring, offering a balance between traditional values and a dynamic, forward-thinking approach that gives our students the foundations they need. We firmly believe that every child has the right to reach their potential and be encouraged to explore their talents and passions so they can build a future that will bring fulfilment and success.

Every child is unique; every child is special and deserves the best. From the time they join our school through to Year 11 graduation, children benefit from a family atmosphere where teachers strive to build strong relationships with students and provide outstanding teaching. Our exam results are going from strength to strength and students are guided to develop a strong work ethic underpinned by our three core values of respect, responsibility and resilience.

Our students are given innumerable opportunities to blossom beyond the classroom, whether that be pushing themselves to their limits on Duke of Edinburgh, enjoying art galleries in New York or speaking French in Paris on away trips, we will encourage them to see beyond the confines of the Furness peninsula. At the same time, we offer a nurturing environment that keeps them safe and listened to and which inspires them to achieve their fullest potential.

Students at Chetwynde will leave with happy memories, a sense of community and a wealth of experiences beyond just the academic. 



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Latest Newsletters

  • 01 Apr 2021
    Joint Press Release from Police and the NHS

    Cumbria Police’s Child Centred Policing teams have been made aware of a number incidents across the country involving young people taking “sweets” or “gummies” containing unknown ingredients, but believed to include CBD oil. Reports are not being treated as connected.

    A number of young persons across the country, including one teenager from Cumbria, have been reported to have been hospitalised, having suffered adverse reactions after consuming these gummies.

    North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC) have joined Cumbria police in raising awareness and sharing the warnings for young people.

    Dr Mike Schofield Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Paediatric Emergency Medicine at NCIC said:
    “These reports are concerning. Recreational cannabis use in children and young people is increasing both locally and nationally, especially in ‘gummie’/ vape form. Drugs from unregulated sources are dangerous and may contain other harmful substances which can cause seizures (fits), severe allergic reactions, hyperthermia, heart problems, breathing problem, bleeding from the stomach/food pipe and in some cases can even lead to cardiac arrest ( heart stopping) and death.

    “I would urge children and young people to stop and think before considering taking cannabis in any form but especially when the source is unknown.”

    A Cumbria Police spokesperson said, “We have received a number of reports that young people, across Cumbria, have been consuming “gummies”. The reports include young people being sold them by peers and accessing them from unregulated sources.

    “In light of these worrying reports, we would urge young people to avoid contact with people selling these gummies so they can keep themselves safe and out of trouble.

    “We hope by speaking about the dangers, we can raise awareness and deter other from taking the same course of action.”

    Dr Schofield explained that cannabis has a long list of side effects including:

    • feeling drowsy, tired or lethargic
    • feeling faint or sick
    • having problems with memory or concentrating
    • experiencing mild hallucinations
    • feeling confused, anxious or paranoid
    • feeling wheezy or out of breath
    • developing an uncomfortable or painful cough
    • making symptoms of asthma worse in people with asthma
    • reduced ability to drive or operate machinery safely
    • If you drive while under the influence of cannabis, you're more likely to be involved in an accident.

    The above symptoms are also worse if cannabis is combined with alcohol.

    Other side effects include:

    • Excess consumption of gummies can cause diarrhoea.
    • increases the risk of developing a psychotic illness, such as schizophrenia,
    • can cause infertility and may harm unborn children if used during pregnancy.

    If children and young people need any support in stopping cannabis or want further information on the harmful effects of cannabis then please refer to the following:
    • see a GP
    • visit Frank's Find support page
    • call Frank's free drugs helpline on 0300 123 6600
    • Marijuana Anonymous is a free self-help group. Its "12 step" programme involves stopping using marijuana with the help of regular face-to-face and online support groups. You can call them on 0300 124 0373 (callback service).]

  • 01 Apr 2021
    End of Spring Term Letter from Mr Jefferson

    Please find the letter attached.

    Happy Easter....


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Easter Holidays02Apr2021

Easter Holidays02Apr2021

Bank Holiday03May2021

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Bank Holiday03May2021

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Half Term31May2021

Half Term31May2021

Y11 Prom23Jun2021

End of Term08Jul2021

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End of Term08Jul2021

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Summer Holidays (tbc)09Jul2021

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