April 18, 2018

Year 10 trip to Centenary Quay

Year 10 geographers were fortunate enough to enjoy a great day in the sunshine earlier in the week. As part of their learning, they had an interesting talk and tour by the people at Centenary Quay in Woolston, as well as counting traffic, conducting questionnaires with members of the public and spotting possible hazards along the way. We look forward to updating you on more upcoming trips soon.

April 17, 2018

Overview of this term's topics - years 7 - 9

If you, or your child, is in year 7 - 9 you can find more about what topic they are studying this half term under our curriculum page here.  If you have any queries, just get in touch via our contact page.

April 15, 2018

Chamberlayne students excel in Paris at the Dance Camp UK Championships

Massive congratulations to Chamberlayne students Bobbie Smart, and Harley and Mason Southwell who, while we were all eating too much chocolate,  set off to compete in this year's Dance Camp UK Championships held in Disneyland, Paris. 

They performed incredibly well, with Bobbie taking first place in the advanced dance solo, and Harley and Mason coming second in the Hip Hop Duets.

Well done to all. 

April 14, 2018

Dorit Was a 5 year old girl living in Hungary during the Holocaust.  Come and listen to her remarkable story of survival as she talks to students, staff and parents at Chamberlayne College.  Doors open at 11:30 on Friday 20th April for families and parents.  Please avoid bringing young children due to the nature of her inspirational tale. See full details here. 

March 23, 2018

Sports relief today. Ready. Set. GO!

Leg warmers at the ready, today is Sports Relief. We'll be running, walking, dodging and volley-ing our way through the day to raise money for this excellent cause, while keeping healthy along the way.


Students are invited to come dressed in  sports gear or as their favourite sports star in exchange for a £1 contribution. For an additional 50p they can test their skills against a team of staff in dodgeball or volleyball. Ready. Set. GO!

March 19, 2018

Delayed start to the school day today - 19th March 2018

Due to the icy conditions, we ask that students arrive at school for an 11.00am  start today. 


1100 - 1120 Students can access site, and use hall and indoor areas.  Food available.

1120 - 1220 Students straight to Period 3

Period 3 onwards - school day as normal.

March 16, 2018

POSTPONED Chamberlayne Welcomes Dorit Wolff


On Monday we are thrilled to be hosting Dorit Wolff at Chamberlayne College.  Dorit survived the holocaust and has an absolutely captivating story about her experiences.  She went on to become a musical star in Germany and is such an inspirational speaker that we want all of our students, staff and parents to hear her. It will be one of those moments that you or your children are unlikely to forget.


Students and staff will be listening to her over the course of the day but if you would like to join us at 1:50 on Monday to listen to her amazing story, please drop a line to reception to let us know.  You are all very welcome.  Please take a look at her website for some further information.  There will also be an opportunity to buy her book if you or child would like to, it is priced at £8.00.

March 07, 2018

Free employability skills workshop - Saturday 24th March

We have been asked to share with you this FREE 3 hour workshop to help our students aged 14 and upwards to improve their employability skills.  At the end of the workshop attendees will receive a certificate that they can refer to in their CV. First come first serve - please contact the organisation direct at Further information can be found here.

March 05, 2018

Conquering the Beast from the East

Just before the snow descended, a group of Chamberlayne year 8’s battled the freezing conditions and spent their PE lesson Canoeing and climbing at Woodmill. The lake was actually frozen, and the students were braking it up with their paddles. Congrats to all who showed grit, perseverance, and had fun in the icy conditions.

February 27, 2018

Chamberlayne Shines at Rock Challenge

Our students were amazing at this year's Rock Challenge,  dealing  with any barrier that was thrown their way in the most professional way possible. Mixing with other schools, supporting each other and working as a really strong team. We were given so many compliments as a school from a number of adults during the day, as well as the Rock Challenge staff.


We came away with the following awards: Lighting; Soundtrack; Drama; Entertainment; and Video


We were also presented with an award for Healthy Living and Drug Awareness -  these awards are submitted prior to the event as a written task. Finally, we gained a 'Golden Frame' for our 10 year Rock challenge anniversary - we've loved every minute!

February 22, 2018

Are you ready for World Book Day on March 8th??

We're looking forward to celebrating all things books on Thursday 8th March. Get your outfit ready, and click here for more information. 

February 22, 2018

Year 9 Preferences evening - Wednesday 7th March at 6.30pm

We would like to invite all parents/carers of year 9 students to attend, along with their child, the Year 9 preferences evening on Wednesday 7th March at 6.30pm. Further details can be found here.

February 16, 2018

Chamberlayne students score at Saints Connect Sports Leaders Programme

A group of year 9 sports leaders recently took part in the Saints Connect Sports Leaders Programme at Saints training ground (Staplewood). They planned, organised and led sporting activities for groups of local primary school children. They have now completed the Young Sports Leaders UK course and will be soon starting the Sports Leaders Level 1 course after half term. A massive well done to them (and a thanks to Florin Gardos who you can spot at the back of the picture!).

February 09, 2018

A message from Mr Giles - Chamberlayne Update on Future Plans

As you know the school was deemed as requiring special measures in February 2017, and as result many positive changes have been made which have brought hugely improved GCSE results and pleasing recognition from Ofsted and the Local Authority.  Despite the improvements, it is still the responsibility of the Department for Education to ensure that Chamberlayne College becomes an academy.  The Regional Schools Commissioner (RSC) has recently written to me and outlined the beginning of this process.  A copy of this letter can be found here.

February 07, 2018

Get your tickets for ROCK CHALENGE

Come and support our amazingly talented students in this years' Rock Challenge on Wednesday 21st February 2018. The Venue is 02 Guildhall Southampton and doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets cost £14.75 and you can purchase them by calling 02380632601. The louder the audience the better, this will really encourage our students to perform to the best of their ability, knowing that their local community is there and  cheering them on. 

January 31, 2018


We are looking for very reliable, trustworthy and highly discrete individuals to join our team as exam invigilators. This is flexible, casual work paid at £8.45 per hour. Think you've got what it takes? Apply here.

January 26, 2018


We're thrilled to celebrate the recent achievements of one of our year 9 students, Tia Blake. Tia has just achieved her first degree level one black belt and is training to be a junior instructor in Tae Kwondo. She has been taking lessons for only 5 years. Amazing work Tia!!

January 25, 2018

Care 4 You

Safeguarding students at the school is fully embedded within everything we do here at Chamberlayne. We are proud to offer our students our Care 4 U initiative that gives our students clear and simple ways to get in touch about any concerns they may have. Please do read on here for more information.

January 22, 2018

Bookworms wanted (biscuits provided)!

CALLING ALL STUDENTS IN 9E1, 8E1 or 7E1: You are invited to join Miss Shepperd’s and Mrs Trescothic’s new reading club, Thursdays after school. Scoff biscuits and swig mugs of hot chocolate whilst chatting about favourite characters and ranting about stale storylines.


Through Book Club, members will: read at a higher level; foster analytical thinking; use evidence to support opinions; articulate and share ideas; develop emotional intelligence, empathy and creativity; interact and relate to peers from different age groups and diverse backgrounds; organise and manage their time; effectively lead and facilitate group discussion...and much much more! What are you waiting for??

January 18, 2018

Photography Competition - Get your entries in by 26th February!

Miss Fellerman is running an in house photography competition. Please get entries to her (either hard copies, or via memory stick/SD card) by Monday 26th February.  Winners will be rewarded with prizes, certificates and E-Praise points. More info is in the poster showing in the images at the top of this page. Happy snapping!

January 17, 2018

Extra curricula clubs

In true Chamberlayne spirit, we believe that participation in extra curricular activities is key to a well rounded education as it fosters teamwork, resilience, commitment, strong relationships and a willingness to engage beyond that which is mandatory, which can be enormously enriching.  Extra curricular clubs are provided by staff at break, lunch and after school.

We offer extra curricular clubs in:  Art, Music, drama, yoga, dance, football, basketball, reading, IT, boat club, robot club, science in technology and more!  For full details of everything on offer here at Chamberlayne, please click here

January 09, 2018

Thursday 11th Jan @6pm is Band Night!

Come and join us in Chamberlayne’s main hall for what promises to be an evening to remember. With a variety of performances from Chamberlayne’s most talented young musicians, this is an evening not to be missed!

Tickets are £2 and doors open at 6pm.

December 20, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year from all at Chamberlayne. We return to school on Thursday 4th January at 08.25am. We look forward to welcoming you back then!

December 13, 2017

Improving Communications

We are moving towards using a tool called InTouch to further improve our communications to parents/carers. More information will follow shortly. For any communication tool to work appropriately, it is important that we hold the most up to date contact details for you.  If you require any changes to be made to your mobile or email address please email:

December 06, 2017

Invigilators Required!

Would you be interested in becoming an examinations invigilator at Chamberlayne College for the Arts?  We are hoping to recruit a number of invigilators to assist us in the running of our internal and external examinations. 


Full training will be given to the successful applicants.

For further information please contact Elaine Pearson, Finance and Business Manager on 02380447820.

December 04, 2017

Outcomes of Yr 11 Exam Questionnaire

Please find attached the results of a questionnaire conducted with our year 11s following the most recent round of exams. Do have a look and take a moment to have a think about any changes you can make to improve your chances of exam success! Click here for more info.

November 30, 2017

Considering applying for uni in the future? Read on!

The University of Southampton is running a free event aimed at the parents/carers of year 11 students to help them better understand the process of applying for university. For more information, read on here

October 15, 2017

Short story competition for yr 10 and 11 students

Our year 10 and 11 students have until this Sunday to enter Solent University's short story competition, inspired by Jane Austen. More details on prizes and how to enter are here. Good luck!!

October 15, 2017

Rock Challenge Auditions - Thursday 19th October

We're auditioning for Rock Challenge! Don't miss out - auditions 3pm - 5pm this Thursday 19th October in the Drama Studio.

October 10, 2017

Homework club

A reminder to all students and parents/carers that we run a homework club each day after school. Monday - Thursday 3pm - 4pm, and Fridays 3pm - 3.30pm. We're based in the library and we look forward to seeing students of all year groups there.

October 08, 2017

This Saturday 14th October, get inspired with EBP and our city's employers

We want students – their parents and even grandparents – to get a real understanding of the broad and exciting career paths that the diverse businesses in and around our City have to offer.


The event will inspire the students and their families about local firms, employment, future career choices and opportunities. It will be an interactive day that inspires people to consider areas of work they may never have thought of, and which helps them to understand how they might get there. For further details click here contact Suzanne Lewis at EBP South via email or call 02392 283443

October 03, 2017

Free Breakfast!

We are delighted to be able to offer all students breakfast...for free! More details here

September 25, 2017

Year 9 boys football team play at home today....

Our year 9's play at home  against St May's after school today. Kick off is at 3.45. Good luck lads!

September 27, 2017

College open evenings for yr 11 students

Colleges in the area are running their open evenings so our year 11 students can see what's on offer. For dates and links to the colleges' websites, please click here.

September 20, 2017

Key stage 4 curriculum evening - thankyou!

Thank you to all those parents who attended our key stage 4 curriculum evening. As promised, you can find the presentation here

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