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Chalvedon School & Sixth Form College
Wickford Avenue, Pitsea, SS13 3HL, UK Basildon
+44 (0)1268 552536

Welcome to The Federation of Chalvedon School and Sixth Form College and Barstable School.

The Federation of Chalvedon School and Sixth Form College and Barstable School is in Basildon, Essex. The Federation was formed at the beginning of 2006 from two well established secondary schools serving the East Basildon Area.

Chalvedon School and Sixth Form College is a Technology College and Leading Edge School. It also houses the Coordinator for the Local Service Delivery Group and acts as the host school for a School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) organisation covering 6 schools in South Essex, Southend and Thurrock. It has over 1800 pupils and more than 190 students currently in the Sixth Form. Due to its strengths and commitment to a high standard of education the school is annually over subscribed.

Barstable School is a Comprehensive school which caters for pupils between the ages of 11 and 16. It is a sports hub for the area and is a fast improving school with good links to the local community and to its junior schools.

In the Ofsted reports of both Schools held in October 2006 and February 2007, the Federation has been praised for its outstanding leadership and for many areas of its work. The Federation provides a firm platform for the development of a sound secondary education for pupils within East Basildon.

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Chalvedon Sixth Form College has a proven track record of providing students with the post-16 education needed to meet the demands of universities and employers. The College is now the preferred route not only for Chalvedon Year 11 students but also those from other schools in the area.

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The College has an excellent reputation for providing well-equipped learning facilities as well as approachable and professional staff. The College works with business and industry as well as the university sector to ensure the best opportunities for all students.

To gain a place at Chalvedon sixth form college, students first have to demonstrate both aptitude and ability to ensure that they are suited to their chosen study. The college curriculum is aimed at students aged 16-19. Many students remain in the College for three years.  To be eligible for a one year level 2 BTEC course, students will need to have achieved four GCSE passes at Grade D – G.

After completing a level 2 BTEC course in Year 12, students follow on a two year course leading to either a level three BTEC, AS or A level, students will need to have achieved at least 5 higher grades (A* - C) and at least a C grade at GCSE in the subject they wish to study. Individual subjects may have specific requirements.

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The Gifted and Talented programme at the Federation has been set up to encourage pupils from all year groups to reach their full potential. The programme offers a variety of extra curricular activities for students that have been identified as being either gifted or talented.

Gifted pupils can be:

  • Good all-rounders
  • High achievers in one area
  • Of high ability but with low motivation
  • Of good verbal ability but poor writing skills
  • Very able but with a short attention span
  • Very able with poor social skills
  • Keen to disguise their abilities

Talented Pupils are usually in the top 5-10% in a non-academic area:

  • Physical talent
  • Visual/performing abilities
  • Mechanical ingenuity
  • Outstanding leadership and social awareness
  • Creativity

Talented pupils will be identified in a variety of ways:

  • Teacher nomination
  • Assessment results
  • Parental nomination
  • Specialist teacher identification

Recent talented and gifted projects include:


A Scrapheap "Crushing Triumph"

Enrichment Program Years 9 and 10

Watt Tyler Sculpture

Excellence Cluster

Recycling Project

BP Environment Conference


Barstable School Appearance and School Dress

School uniform is worn by all pupils at Barstable School as an integral part of school discipline and it is considered that this promotes positive attitudes, good standards and a suitable image in the eyes of the community. We ask parents to keep to the school uniform list given here when buying clothes for school.

Parents experiencing difficulty in conforming to these requirements should contact the school. A uniform shop is open weekly throughout the year. The shop will be open at the school in L Block on every Friday during term time from 10.30am to 2.00pm. The overall appearance of all pupils is very important and conditions may be imposed as changes in fashion affect the appearance of the pupils.

School Uniform
Shirt: White,plain,Trutex style

Skirt: Black, straight, approximately knee length or Black, formal style, available with or without turn-ups.

Trousers: No denim, brushed cotton, cords, ski pants, bootcut, stretch, etc.

Blazers: Years 7 – 11: black with school badge

Jumper: Bottle Green V necked jumper with school logo embroidered. No other tops, including sweat shirts are allowed

Tie: School tie

Shoes: Black, No trainers or trainer styled leisure shoes. Maximum heel 5cm. No platforms, stilettos, sling backs, mules or boots, (except in bad weather when a change of footwear should be brought.)

Socks: Plain black or white, or black opaque tights.

Outdoor coat: Plain colour preferred. Should be waterproof. No denim, studded leather etc. 

N.B. Football scarves, hoodies and hats are NOT allowed.

Jewellery:  Boys and Girls
The maximum allowed is: -

  • wrist watch                         
  • pair of small studs for pierced ears only.

N.B Earrings and necklaces/chains have proved to be dangerous and are not allowed. Facial piercings are not allowed under any circumstances.

All jewellery must be removed for certain lessons and remains the responsiblilty of the owner. Jewellery beyond that permitted will be confiscated, and returned only to parents between 3.15pm and 4.00pm.

We advise that nothing of monetary or sentimental value is worn to school.


Admissions For Year 7 Pupils In September 2007

The Governing Body of the East Basildon Federation of Barstable School and Chalvedon School & Sixth Form College has decided that children of parents applying for a Year 7 place at Barstable School will be educated on the Chalvedon site. In addition, plans are progressing towards changes to the Federation as a result of discussions with the DfES relating to the possibility of attaining Academy status for both schools.

The attached booklets provide the background to this decision and offer the opportunity for parents and others to give us their views on how the Federated Schools might be developed. The first provides details of the proposals for the future of the Federation and provides more detail of the current discussions with the DfES relating to the two schools moving towards academy status and the second provides the detail of the admissions for Year 7 pupils in September 2007.

Please take this opportunity to read the documents carefully and, if you have views let us know.

Parents who would normally wish to express a preference for a place for their child at Barstable School and/or Chalvedon School should do so in the usual way.

The application process is explained in full in the Secondary Education in Essex 2007/08 booklet. Essex resident parents can express a preference for up to four secondary schools, which they should rank in their preferred order using the common application form supplied with the booklet or online at

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