Headteacher: Mr Daniel Connor
Number on roll: 825
Ofsted rating: Outstanding
Telephone: 01582 599921
Address: Stoneygate Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU4 9TJ
Challney High School for Boys is an 11 to 16 converter academy with approximately 825 students located in Luton, Bedfordshire.
Challney is a highly successful school, deemed outstanding at its last inspection and with a long record of ongoing improvements in student achievement. The school’s focus on success and achievement is uncompromising and their value-added from key stages 2 to 4 has consistently placed them within the top 20% of all schools nationally.
Challney featured in the 2009 Ofsted reports Twelve Outstanding Secondary Schools: ‘Excelling against the Odds’ and ‘English at the Crossroads’ and their effective CPD practice was awarded the TES ‘Outstanding Staff Training/Development Initiative’ in 2009.
The school was one of the first to receive the Investors in People Gold Award in December 2010. Also in 2010, they became a strategic partner of the Chiltern Teaching School Alliance with Denbigh High School. Both schools have a track record for system leadership and strong collaborative approaches.
The school’s core value statement ‘High achievement and access for all are our shared responsibilities’ reflects the belief that mutual support and challenge are essential if we are to be a learning community which ensures that students achieve the highest possible standards.
Challney also has a long and successful history as the lead school for SCITT provision through the Chiltern Training Group (CTG) which was judged outstanding by Ofsted in April 2009 and again, in all cells, in 2014. The CTG central team is based at Challney with the mentors and subject coordinators spread across schools in the Trust.
Challney became a national teaching school in the first cohort in September 2011 and have established a very successful cross-phase alliance (The Chiltern Teaching School Alliance – CTSA) which has acquired a national reputation for joint practice development and specialist science provision with partner primary schools.