St Clement Danes School "Making the Difference Together"

Secondary Three Rivers District



Thank you for your interest in St Clement Danes School.                                                                                          

St Clement Danes is an oversubscribed, highly regarded school situated in Chorleywood on the border between Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.  With over 1000 applicants for 240 places annually, it is a popular local choice.  It is partially selective, allocating 10% of places based on musical aptitude and 10% on the basis of an academic test.  When last visited by Ofsted, it was awarded outstanding in every one of the then 31 measures. It has more recently been awarded ‘World Class School’ status, an accolade awarded to schools who have moved ‘beyond outstanding’. 

St Clement Danes has a proud history dating back to 1862 and celebrates an annual Commemoration Service in St Clement Danes Church in the Strand. Outcomes at all levels are excellent and in particular the school prides itself on the progress of its students. In 2019, the Progress 8 measure was +0.48. There is plenty of scope for you to help move the school forward; ensuring that St Clement Danes is consistently ‘beyond outstanding’.

St Clement Danes is an outward facing school, it leads the Herts & Bucks Teaching School Alliance, is the lead school of the Hertfordshire Challenge Partners hub, leads the Science Learning Partnership across a wide area of London and the South East and is one of a select few National Computing Hubs.  We are proud to be part of Danes Educational Trust, more information about the Trust can be found below.

Relationships between staff and students are a great strength of the school.  Students respect staff and appreciate their efforts as they “move from one high-quality learning experience to another.” The school prides itself on nurturing students’ talents, whatever they might be as evidenced by phenomenal success in sport, wonderful drama productions and an enviable programme of music. 

The school site has benefited from extensive investment over recent years including an art and maths building, dance studio, learning resource centre and pastoral hub.  The school is clean, green and well cared for; visitors remark on the attractive working environment enjoyed by staff and students alike.

Working at St Clement Danes means working with a talented, inspirational, and innovative team of teachers and support staff at the heart of the local community. We believe in making a real and lasting positive difference to every learner's life at St Clement Danes. If you share our commitment to educational excellence, we want to hear from you.

If you would like to organise a visit to the school or if you would like to discuss any position in more detail then please contact Dawn Gamble (Recruitment Manager) at

The Danes Educational Trust

The Trust’s core values are:

  • We value joy in working, teaching and learning together
  • We encourage everyone within our Trust to feel optimistic about the future and how they can shape it
  • We support all individuals in developing resilience to enable them to respond to change and grow as a result
  • We value and support the wellbeing of all individuals who learn and work in our schools
  • We provide equality of opportunity and experience for all
  • We provide a safe and secure learning environment for all

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Mr T Sutherland