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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 Miss Franks (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 the programme of our primary school transition visits using the link on the right.

New Intake Day

In addition, we will have our New Intake Day on Thursday 29th June 2017 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. 

For more information on the Transition Discovery Day and Parents' Evening, please refer to the letter given to Year 6 students during our New Intake Primary School visits in May, or click here.

School uniform

All students in the Lower and Upper schools are required to wear school uniform. Full details of the 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. 

This year, we will be taking deliveries into school for collection throughout the summer break. (You can also have items delivered directly to you but there may be a charge.) The last date for orders to ensure delivery in time for our September 6th start for students is Friday 4th August.

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.