Welcome to The Chiltern School!
We are proud to be different; we celebrate our diverse community and ensure everyone is valued. We treat everyone with dignity and respect.
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An Innovative Curriculum
Our curriculum is innovative, stimulating curiosity in all children. The foundations of our curriculum are based on developing communication, independence and emotional wellbeing.
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Supportive Growth
Every child has the potential for growth; we have high aspirations and know our children well ensuring they are always taking the most relevant next step.
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Safe & Caring Environment
Our school is safe, caring and purposeful, creating a culture of learning and discovery. We make learning relevant, personal, fun and engaging.
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A Culture of Learning
Our children are happy, inquisitive and resilient, empowered to lead a fulfilled life. We encourage a culture of learning and discovery, where it is safe to take risks.
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Today is Cultural Diversity Day at The Chiltern school. Bears have enjoyed exploring a range of different countries and continents. We played drums to African music, learnt about boomerangs from Australia and made fans so we could dance to Spanish flamenco. pic.twitter.com/7W6a…

Dare to be Different!

Our vision is to develop children who are happy , confident , inquisitive and independent.

Confident to move on, they will have the ability and desire to build on the skills they have developed and they will have a strong set of practical, social and emotional life skills to enable them to get things done and get along with people.


A MESSAGE TO ALL PUPILS: Chiltern School Message

Message to pupils from Yogi

We all stand together – The Chiltern School Staff Ensemble

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Welcome to The Chiltern School - where we dare to be different!

Thank you for visiting our website, where we hope you will find information that will give you a greater insight into our inclusive, nurturing and inspiring school. 

We are a maintained school in the heart of Houghton Regis, Central Bedfordshire. The Chiltern School is an inclusive all through special school where staff have the specialist knowledge and skills to meet the needs of pupils aged 3 to 19 years with a range of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. This includes those with Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD), Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) and Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC).

As an inclusive community, celebrating diversity, we place great emphasis on the value of each individual. We recognise that we are all different and unique. Children and young people are at the centre of everything we do. We want our pupils to thrive in a happy, stimulating environment based on mutual respect. We pride ourselves on celebrating the steps children and young people make towards being independent and fulfilled individuals.

If you would like to find out more about us, please get in touch, we warmly welcome visits to the school.

Lisa Leonard

Lisa Leonard

Head Teacher

“The school is a happy place where pupils enjoy learning and make good progress”.

Ofsted, 2017