• 'A respectful and orderly environment where staff and pupils can work as a team.' Ofsted 2018
  • ‘The leadership team balance ambition for excellence with support.’ Ofsted 2018
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We are delighted that you are considering Congleton High School for your child’s next step in education. Most students join CHS in Year 7 but we welcome boys and girls at any stage of their academic career, from Year 7 to 11 and also into our Sixth Form provision at Year 12 or 13.

We are a non-selective Academy School and, as such, we welcome applications from all students, regardless of background, academic ability, aptitude, gender or religion. We have an admissions number of 200 in each year group, together with 50 places for external candidates wishing to join our Sixth Form provision. 

We welcome prospective students and their Parents/ Carers to come and view the school, meet our staff and students and see first-hand what a vibrant and exciting place Congleton High School is. The dates of our next Open Evenings are as follows:

Main School
Open Evening

Our Main School Open Evenings are usually held in September each year. Due to the uncertainty surrounding Covid-19, we held an online Vitual Open Evening for 2020, which you can view here.

Sixth Form
Open Evening

Our Sixth Form Open Evenings are usually held in October each year. Due to the uncertainty surrounding Covid-19, we are holding a Virtual Open Evening, which is now online and available throughout October, November and December. Please click here to visit the onine Sixth Form Open Evenning

If you cannot attend one of these evenings or would like to view the school on a normal, working day, please contact our Deputy Headteacher in charge of Admissions, Mrs Darling, (for admissions to Years 7 - 11) or our Head of Sixth Form, Miss Boulton,  (for Sixth Form admissions) so that we can arrange a mutually convenient time for you to visit.

NB: Due to Coronavirus we are not currently offering tours of the school. Please contact our Headteacher's PA, Miss Karen Moore, for more information on the alternative arrangements in place.

The deadline for applications for a September 2021 Year 7 place at CHS is 31st October 2020. All applications should go via your own Local Authority. Please go to the Transfer from Primary School pages in this Admissions section for links to the Local Authority sites.

The deadline for applications for a September 2021 Year 12 place in CHS Sixth Form is Tuesday 15th December 2020. Please go to the Sixth Form area of our website or the online Sixth Form Open Evening where you will find the Sixth Form prospectus, course details and application information.