• “Students value and enjoy what the school has to offer.” Ofsted Dec 2014
  • “The school’s work to keep pupils safe and secure is outstanding.” Ofsted Dec 2014
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Transfer from Primary School

Although Congleton High School is an Academy school and operates as its own ‘admissions authority’, applications for places in Year 7 are not made direct to the school but need to be made through the Local Authority co-ordinated admissions scheme.  Parents/carers of children about to move from primary to secondary school (ie. those currently in Year 6) should receive an information booklet and application form from their home local authority (ie. the local authority where they live) early in the autumn term, setting out in detail the procedures and timescales for admissions.  Parents/carers should complete the Common Application Form (CAF) and return it to their home local authority, naming Congleton High School as their preference. 

Places are then allocated according to strict criteria and all offers are sent out by the local authority on the same day.  Where the number of applicants for admission to CHS is greater than the published admissions number, applications will be considered against the criteria set out in our Admissions Policy.

We maintain close links with our partner primary schools and, over the years, have developed a highly successful and well regarded Discovery Day transition programme, which ensures that the move from primary to secondary school is as smooth as possible for every student. 

Partner Primary Schools:

Astbury St Mary’s CE Primary
Black Firs Primary
Castle Primary
Daven Primary
Scholar Green Primary
Smallwood CE Primary
The Quinta Primary
Woodcocks’ Well CE Primary

Our Open Evening for the main school is held in September each year.

Our 2016 Open Evening will take place from 6:30-8:30pm on Thursday 29th September

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  • “In 2014, students attained their best ever results and this positive trend is set to continue. Targets are ambitious and have proved accurate. There is good leadership capacity for the school to continue to improve.” Ofsted Dec 2014