Our Vision

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Chester International School is a new type of state-funded school for 14-19 year olds of all abilities, designed to better prepare young people for life in an increasingly interconnected global economy.

The Vision is the result of a partnership between Christleton High School, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and other multinational businesses based in and around Chester. Together, we are committed to providing an educational experience that will equip young people from all backgrounds and abilities for future work anywhere in the world.

At Chester International School, our students will learn in ways which match their individual abilities and aspirations to real world employment opportunities. The unique learning experience, including a project-based approach to learning, access to personal coaches for personal development and, an extensive programme of work-experience and overseas visits will ensure that all students leave as:

Independent Minds. Global Citizens

A small and specialist learning environment with student choice at the heart of the learning
State-of-the-art facilities in the heart of Chester
Practical learning to grow your knowledge, interests and skills in a safe, supportive environment
Experienced teaching experts, coaches and mentors
Access to professional networks and work placements
Active engagement with students, mentors and experts in Chester, the UK and globally


Our mission statement and ethos as written in our prospectus states: Independent minds, global citizens.

Preparing our students for a prosperous career and a life filled with global opportunities.

In collaboration with our partners Christleton High School, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and other multi-national and local businesses based in and around Chester, we aim to:


Chester International School is the ideal place for young people with independent and enquiring minds, and with a strong interest in the world around them. We aim to provide life-changing opportunities to students of all abilities and backgrounds. Logic, Communication and Creativity are the basis for students to be able to secure great jobs in whatever their area of interest. Subject and topic study has a strong international outlook to ensure our students leave us as global citizens with independent minds.

Students can expect to:

Strategic Objectives