Preparing to Start at CHS

Click on the image above to hear poet, Matt Abbott, speak the thoughts of every new starter in their first few days at high school

Below is our normal Transition procedure. However, in the light of Covid-19, things may be a little different this year. To ensure that nobody misses out, we'll try our hardest to stick as closely as we can to this whilst ensuring the health and safety of all our students and staff.

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 (Headteacher) and Miss Franks (Student Support Services 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.

New Intake Day

In addition, we will have our New Intake Day in June 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 and Carers starts at 6pm, when Parents and Carers can come along for a short presentation and introduction to form tutors. 

For more information on the Transition Discovery Day and our Parents'/Carers' Evening, please refer to the letter normally given to Year 6 students during our New Intake Primary School visits in May (see downloads to the right of this page), or contact Miss Franks via the School Office or by email (click the link in Staff Contact to the right of the page). 

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/ Carers 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 and Carers to give their full support in maintaining these high standards. Our policy is called “Dress for Success”.

Bus Services

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