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Sixth Form Induction Day

Sixth Form Induction Day is Wednesday 12th July. For further details please click here

Creative Arts at Cheadle Hulme High School

If you are interested in pursuing a future in the Creative Arts, you will be pleased to hear we are launching
a Creative Arts Hub here in the Sixth Form for September 2017.

Creative Arts Hub

Please click this link to visit the Creative Arts web page for more details.

Parent Power

Cheadle Hulme High School's 2016 examination results have seen us
shoot up the ranks in the Times Parent Power survey.

The annual survey ranks schools by attainment of students at grades A* - B at 'A' level and A*/A at GCSE.
The A level grades are double weighted.

In the list of top secondary state schools, CHHS holds 25th position nationally for comprehensive schools.
This is a fantastic achievement for students and staff and particularly for the Sixth Form,
celebrating only its second set of A level results.

Click here for a list of the top 50 comprehensive schools.

CHHS ranked in top ten most sought after
schools in Greater Manchester

Manchester Evening News article here

 CHHS in Top 5% UK-wide in Progress 8 Results

The new school performance measure 'Progress 8' has shown the outstanding comprehensive
Cheadle Hulme High School in Stockport to be one of the highest performing schools in the country.

Progress 8 is a new secondary accountability measure aimed at measuring the progress of pupils across a selected set of 8 subjects. For a further explanation please see the following video from the Department for Education.

Progress 8 Measure 

Progress 8 is based on students’ progress measured across eight subjects: English; mathematics; three other English Baccalaureate (EBacc) subjects (sciences, computer science, geography, history and languages); and three further subjects, which can be from the range of EBacc subjects, or can be any other approved, high-value arts, academic, or vocational qualification.

The official performance tables place Cheadle Hulme High School in the top 5% nationally.

Progress 8 Score

This is the highest rating in Stockport and also shows Cheadle Hulme High School outperforming
many schools throughout the region. Looking at Progress 8 across Greater Manchester the
comprehensive Cheadle Hulme High School outperforms all of the grammar schools in Trafford.

Linda Magrath, headteacher at Cheadle Hulme High School, says ‘I am immensely proud of the
progress all our students make. Our aim is to ensure our students go on to a future of their
choosing. This new performance measure fully recognises their achievements and the hard work
of all the staff here at Cheadle Hulme High School.’

GCSE Results 2016

Paul Dickov

Former professional footballer and manager Paul Dickov has joined the Laurus Trust as their Head of Sporting Excellence.

Paul played as a forward from 1990 to 2011, starting his career with Arsenal, where he won the UEFA Cup Winners Cup in 1994, before moving to Manchester City in 1996. Whilst at City, Paul experienced two promotions and two relegations, playing in three different divisions, and famously scoring the injury time equalising goal that paved the way for Manchester City’s promotion in 1999. He joined Oldham Athletic in 2010 as Player/Manager and later managed Doncaster Rovers. Paul represented Scotland ten times.

The Laurus Trust is a new multi-academy trust in the North-West of England with Cheadle Hulme High School as its founder academy. The Trust currently has two Free Schools in the pre-opening phase – Cheadle Hulme Primary School and a second High School, Laurus Cheadle Hulme.

Paul will work with the Trust’s staff and students as a coach and mentor to help embed their belief that physical activity and competition, both inter and intra school, are vital to the holistic development of young people, fostering their physical, social and emotional health. The Trust wants students to approach competition with optimism and vitality and to understand that hard work and commitment lead to a greater chance of success.

The Laurus Trust is supported by the Law Family Educational Trust (LFET) – established by Andrew Law, a former pupil of Cheadle Hulme High School.

Linda Magrath, Executive Head teacher of Cheadle Hulme High School said:

We're delighted to have Paul Dickov as our Head of Sporting Excellence. Paul brings unique skills and experience to the competitive and sporting element of the work of the Laurus Trust. He has represented his sport at the highest level and understands what it takes to succeed. His input will be invaluable for students and staff.

Primary Pages

A team of Year 12 students have achieved success with their company ‘Primary Pages’ in the Young Enterprise Company Programme Area Final. The team accompanied by Mr Davidson was judged on three key areas (Trade Stand, Business Report and Presentation). Competition against other schools was intense and all worked tremendously hard throughout the evening to impress the panel of industry experts.

Primary Pages

Overall the judges were really impressed with the team and the long-term potential of their business idea. They were awarded with two awards 1. Best Business report and 2. Best overall company of the year finalist. As a result of this success the team now advance to the North West final next month. A fantastic achievement they should be rightly proud of – well done Primary Pages!
French Debating Finals 2017

Having won the Regional French debating finals at Cheadle Hulme School in November 2016, Megan and Ella proudly represented the North West in the National French Debating Finals (or ‘Joutes Oratoires’) in London yesterday, accompanied by Mrs Last and Mrs Sang.

French Debating Finals 2017

The girls worked hard to prepare for the debates and competed against the ten best French debating teams in the UK, some from top independent schools. They really shone on the day, particularly when faced with an unseen motion in their final debate on feminism.

French Flag
Both teachers from other schools and native French judges commented on their impressive linguistic abilities and poise under pressure.

They won all three debates in which they participated and achieved 3rd place overall. We are extremely proud of them – well done girls! ☺

The full letter is available as a PDF here.

The Laurus Trust is pleased to announce the launch of separate Section 10 consultations for our proposed new schools, Laurus Cheadle Hulme and Cheadle Hulme Primary School.

We would be grateful if you could respond to this consultation by completing the questionnaires –


Laurus Trust launch

Hollywood star Orlando Bloom among special guests celebrating launch of the Multi Academy Trust in Greater Manchester

Hollywood star Orlando Bloom today joined students at Cheadle Hulme High School in Manchester to celebrate the launch of the Laurus Trust - a new multi-academy trust in the North-West of England with Cheadle Hulme High School as its founder academy.

Orlando was joined by acclaimed stage actor Paapa Essiedu (best known for his recent acclaimed role of Hamlet at the RSC last year) and both actors’ former drama coach Patsy Rodenburg, who has created a unique Culture, Creativity & Rhetoric Curriculum (“The Cicero Curriculum”) for the students across Laurus Trust schools. Orlando, Paapa and Patsy (who is a member of the RSC Board and known for her tireless passion for the importance of the spoken word) worked with the Education team from the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) to run a series of fun and inspiring sessions for students at Cheadle Hulme High School, an academy with a reputation for outstanding teaching that was recently named in the Sunday Times ‘Parent Power’ top 25 comprehensive schools in the country.

The workshops involved students in Year 7 (11-12 years old) and Year 12 (16-17 years old) – inspiring the students to explore and enjoy drama, but also teaching skills that will also help them with university and job interviews, confidence, critical thinking, debating, general presentation and more.

In addition to Cheadle Hulme High School, Gorsey Bank - a high performing local Primary School – has joined the Laurus Trust. The Laurus Trust also has four Free Schools in the pre-opening phase: Cheadle Hulme Primary School, Laurus Cheadle Hulme (an 11-16 High School) Didsbury High School (11-18) and a further school in Tameside (11-18) - all due to open in September 2018.

The Laurus Trust is supported by the Law Family Educational Trust (LFET) – established by Andrew Law, a former pupil of Cheadle Hulme High School.

Linda Magrath, Head Teacher of Cheadle Hulme High School, said:
“This was a fantastic occasion for all the students – it’s not every day that stars like Orlando and Paapa drop into our school! We are proud that Cheadle Hulme High Schools sits at the very heart of the Laurus Trust, which has big, exciting plans to really drive excellence in education in the North-West. Our students and teachers already achieve outstanding results – this new approach and investment will take us to the next level.”

Andrew Law, Chairman of LFET, and the sponsor of the Laurus Trust said:
“Over recent years there has been substantial progress in the academic performance of many state schools and there are great success stories out there, especially at Cheadle Hulme High School - my old school. This is about building on that strong academic foundation – recognising that outstanding exam results are only part of the necessary skill sets required to win top university places and thrive in careers. We want schools where students are able to reach their full potential and not be constrained by their family history or geographic location, and not to be afraid of failure.”

Orlando Bloom said:
“Studying the art of performance changed my life forever – opening the door to the career I love. I believe that every student, regardless of where they went to school, deserves the chance to learn these skills and it’s fantastic that Patsy and the Laurus Trust are placing such importance on this area. The focus on core areas like presence, rhetoric and performance is really giving these students the tools to succeed – whether its acting on stage or competing for the best jobs and university places.”

In addition to the LFET, Andrew Law’s other main charitable initiative is the Law Family Charitable Foundation (LFCF), which amongst other activities, is the principal funder for the charity Speakers for Schools. Speakers for Schools provides young people in UK state schools and colleges with access to talks from eminent leaders from sport, science, politics, business, academia, media and the arts - free of charge.

Following satisfactory ground investigations at Cheadle College, Education Ministers have approved the funding for the two new free schools in Cheadle Hulme. The Education Funding Agency (EFA) and the Free School Trust (Laurus Trust) are now in the process of procuring a contractor who will be responsible for designing and building the schools including preparing and submitting a planning application.

As set out at the community consultation event on 30 November, a second consultation event will be held in the summer, ahead of submitting the planning application, to provide the local community with details of the preferred scheme and, as with the event in November, seek to obtain your views as to the proposals.

The intention is for the planning application to be submitted in the summer and once submitted, there will be a further opportunity for the public to review the plans and submit representations to Stockport MBC.

Club Cheadle Hulme Launch

The Laurus Trust celebrated phase one of a major £5 million refurbishment project at Cheadle Hulme High School on 1st December with the launch of its stunning new sports facilities, Club Cheadle Hulme.

The former local authority run sports centre was acquired by The Laurus Trust – a multi academy trust with Cheadle Hulme High School at its heart – and now offers fully modernised sports facilities to its pupils and to the local community during evenings and weekends.

The £1 million renovation includes a state of the art multi-gym, the upgrading of the main sports hall with a sprung floor, new lighting, air temperature controls and a climbing wall. The changing rooms, complete with showers and lockers, have also been refurbished.

The transformation was made possible through the generous support of the Law Family Educational Trust (LFET) and the Law Family Charitable Foundation (LFCF).

To find out more about Club Cheadle Hulme please visit http://www.clubcheadlehulme.co.uk/

Laurus Cheadle HulmeThank you to everyone who attended Cheadle Hulme High School's Open Evening on 20th October to find out more and to express an interest in Laurus Cheadle Hulme. If you joined our mailing list we will send out an email in due course with answers to a number of FAQs.

If you didn't attend and would like to register your interest for this brand new secondary school in Cheadle Hulme, please do so HERE.

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A very warm welcome to our website. We hope that reading these pages will help you to gain an insight into the essence and heart of our school.

We place great importance on our core purpose of teaching and learning and on supporting our students in developing the ‘KASH’ – Knowledge, Attitudes, Skills and Habits – which will enable them to flourish and succeed. This ethos was recognised in our Ofsted inspection in December 2014:

The headteacher, senior leaders, middle leaders and governing body work with passion and a shared vision and determination for all students at the school to excel at all levels. There is an established and embedded ethos throughout the school of high expectations and aspirations for all. The headteacher is relentless in her drive for even higher standards and continuously challenges both staff and students to do their very best.”

We work hard to ensure that every member of our school community has access to a rich and diverse range of opportunities. For our students, this is provided through our Cornerstones programme which comprises Academic Aspiration , Leadership and Service , Culture and Creativity and Competition and Physical Endeavour . We believe that these four Cornerstones underpin an educational experience which will prepare students for life beyond school and deliver our vision which is

"…for every student, regardless of background or circumstance, to achieve the grades and develop the qualities which will open the door to the future of their choice"

We value individuality, celebrate diversity and encourage our students to have the confidence to think for themselves, whilst emphasising the importance of tolerance, teamwork and collective responsibility. We place great importance on both leadership and participation and will encourage students from all backgrounds to take on roles of responsibility and engage in School and House activities.

By the time they leave us we want each student to have that true sense of self- worth which will enable them to stand up for what is right and what they believe in and, in doing so, to be of value to society.
Alongside our high aspirations for academic success we passionately believe in the importance of education in its broadest sense and we will ensure the fullest possible participation in such activities as Art, Music, Drama and the development of oracy and literacy. We will ensure that students from all backgrounds are able to discover new talents and interests and develop existing ones.
We strongly believe that physical activity and competition, both intra and inter school, are vital to the holistic development of young people, fostering their physical, social and emotional health.

We believe that the benefits of physical activity and sport reach way beyond their impact on physical wellbeing and are evident in other aspects of education and welfare.

All students will be expected to embrace the notion of ‘mens sana in corpore sano’ ‘Healthy Body Healthy Mind’

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