About The School
School Mission Statement
"This school seeks to encourage and reward excellence of every kind; to enable all students to achieve their full potential and become successfully independent; and to stress the importance of caring inter-dependence".
"What is absolutely brilliant about The Chase...is the fact that an ordinary state comprehensive can achieve excellence in so many fields, so that under one roof the really able child is stretched and stimulated as much as they would have been at any selective or fee-paying establishment, and the child who needs help receives just as much care and attention as they would have done at a special school - and that both of them are part of one community, where achievement of all kinds is valued and where youngsters from all backgrounds can become friends and feel part of the same family."
General Information About the School
The Chase, with three specialist designations in Technology, Languages and Science, is a co-educational comprehensive day school administered by the Worcestershire Directorate of Children's Services. It serves Malvern and the surrounding villages and admits students aged 11 - 18.
The school premises are essentially in three sections and on two closely associated sites. The main site consists of the nucleus of buildings erected in l952, to which one major extension was added in l970. In addition, a separate building was erected in l974 on the playground. It is known as the Overbury Building (O Block), after a previous Deputy Head who died in 1973.
Additions to the original buildings include a Lecture Theatre, and a Sixth Form Centre and Sports Hall on the main school site; these were completed and came into use in 1979. A large new playground area was added in 1992. An additional Science block came into use in September 1993 (now refurbished to provide additional computer suites). All-weather artificial turf pitches with floodlights were provided for school and community use in Autumn 2000.
"The Chase is a vibrant learning community." OFSTED 2009
The second site, on the other side of Geraldine Road, consists of some characteristic wartime buildings vacated by the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment which, remodelled, provide excellent dining accommodation, a Studio Theatre, a set of Art Studios and additional Sixth Form accommodation. This includes two fully equipped computer suites, teaching areas and tutorial rooms as well as a large social area.
Exciting developments under the Technology College heading have taken place and a Multi Media Drop-in Centre came into use in September 2000, followed by a Hi-Tech Engineering Suite in September 2001.
Recent building projects have included a new four-room classroom block, which opened in September 2003, replacing ageing mobile buildings, and the school's Learning Centre, which opened in early 2006 and provides a superb learning environment for students with additional needs.
Our Library, shortlisted for an award by Malvern Civic Society, was officially opened by the renowned poet, Carol Ann Duffy OBE (now Poet Laureate, of course) in Spring 2007.
A magnificent 15-laboratory Science block is the latest addition to the school campus site, while the Modern Languages department moved into refurbished accommodation in September 2009, equipped to a very high standard to facilitate excellent language teaching and learning.
"All three of our children have been educated at The Chase and all have obtained First Class Honours Degrees. We feel it is due to the great education that they all received and excellent teaching at the school."