… says the African proverb.
The interaction that the young person has with their whole community contributes to their development as an individual. It is often said that Chigwell School is a special community but the cluster of various specialist buildings, most of which look over the extensive grounds, together feel like a little village.
Pupils move between departments for their lessons and time is built into the day to allow for this. Very quickly, they become familiar with the site and visitors often comment that the transition and break times are calm, as pupils move across the spacious campus in the fresh air. The oldest building, which includes the Swallow Library, dates back to the School’s foundation in 1629 but the newest additions are just a few years old and more exciting developments are planned to ensure that Chigwell pupils have the best educational experience possible.