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Preparing to Start at CHS

Primary School Visits

We are delighted that your application for a place at Congleton High School in September has been successful.  We now begin what we call our ‘transition’ process, which starts with Mr Barlow (Head of School) and Mrs Pyatt (Y7 Guidance Team Leader) visiting students at their primary school in May where they will talk to your child individually to learn a bit about them, find out about their friendship groups and ask them about their likes and dislikes.  This information will then be used to help place students in mixed ability tutor groups containing some of their friends from primary school, ready for when they start at CHS in September.  You can download a timetable of primary school transition visits using the link on the right.

New Intake Day

In addition, we will have our New Intake Day on Thursday 23rd June 2016 when all the students who have accepted a place at our school will be invited to come and spend a day here, meet their Form Tutors and take part in a variety of lessons and activities.  Following this, the New Intake Evening for parents starts at 6pm, when parents can come along for a short presentation and introduction to form tutors. 

Year 6 Transition Reading Project

At Congleton High School, we see regular reading as a vital part of education and a key area for establishing strong links between home and school. To get this process off to the best possible start, we would like our new intake to complete an interesting and fun reading project during the summer holidays. Students are asked to undertake one task from a given list but are more than welcome to complete as many as they like. Click here for details.

School uniform

All students in the Lower and Upper schools are required to wear school uniform.  In September 2013 we launched a new school uniform, and the old uniform will be gradually phased out across the school.  From September 2016, all Year 7 - 10 students must wear the new uniform and Year 11 may choose to wear it or else wear the existing school uniform.  Full details of the new uniform, including a uniform list, guidance notes and details of our uniform suppliers can be found in the 'School Uniform' section of our website.   Parents will also receive full details at the New Intake Day in June. 

We take pride in the general high standard of appearance of CHS students and ask parents to give their full support in maintaining these high standards.  Our policy is called “Dress for Success”.

Bus services

For parents whose son/daughter will be travelling to school on public transport, bus information, including a route map and timetables can be accessed here.