Chartwell 2018


History of Chartwell:

Chartwell is the former country home of Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965). It is now in the care of the National Trust as a memorial with many souvenirs of his eventful political life.  Collections of Churchill’s books and paintings are kept there and everything is laid out exactly as it would have been during the forty years he and his family lived in the house.  Churchill was a landscape artist, he loved his garden and indulged his hobby of building brick walls.  Chartwelll was a very happy home and he lived there until just before his 90th birthday.

House Colour: Red

Red is the colour of energy, passion and determination.  As a house we show strength and teamwork which helps to make Chartwell special and unique.  Being associated with Winston Churchill highlights these qualities within our house, and encourages us to be determined and energetic individuals.

Your Chartwell House Team for 2017-2018:

Senior House Leader Mrs E Burton
House Captain Hannah 12A
Deputy House Captain Megan 12B
Deputy House Captain Ocean 12C

House motto - Hakuna Matata

Our Charity Last Year:


Last year Chartwell raised an amazing amount of £462.66 during charity week for our previous charity 'Shine'.

‘Shine’ is a charity that provides support to people who live with the condition spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus as well as supporting their families and carers. The money Chartwell raised has been put to very good use. A letter and certificate has been sent to us thanking the students for raising money and explaining what their contribution has done for the people that the charity supports. This can be found on the Chartwell notice board in the main corridor.'

House Mascot: Simba

'This year we chose our house mascot to be Simba, hence why our motto is 'Hakuna Matata'. The reason we chose Simba is because he is known for showing braveness and determination in the film 'The Lion King'. These are qualities that we would like are students in Chartwell to follow. We would like them to always be willing to accept a challenge and strive to become the best version of themselves that they can be.'

Year 7 House Visit

On the 20th September 7C visited the famous Chartwell House home of Winston Churchill.

At the House we found out many amazing facts such as: Winston Churchill’s third daughter passed away when she was young and all of his Nobel Prizes are stored in one room inside the house.  We actually got to see them for ourselves.

As we walked through the scenic gardens, we saw a lot of renovations, but this did not stop us admiring the picturesque views and wonderful flowers in bloom. We tried to locate the resident cat “Jock V1”who is a descendent of Winston Churchill’s cat.

Inside Chartwell House we saw Winston Churchill’s taste in décor; he liked floral patterns on the walls and furniture.  He had paintings of his beloved wife Lady Clementine. He loved reading and studying at numerous desks and his luxurious library with lots of books including ones he had written himself.

Although our trip was educational, it was equally as exciting; 7C thoroughly enjoyed the visit and it was good to spend time together.

Ani and Megan 7C

Chartwell House