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September 2021 Transition

We look forward to welcoming our new Year 7 students to CHS.

The current Coronavirus restrictions mean that we may be unable to invite you in to school for all our normal Transition events. However, we have been lucky enough to spend time with the majority of you in previous years in our many primary school activities, so most of you will already be familiar with the school and many of the teaching and support teams.

Throughout May, Mrs Darling (one of our Deputy Headteachers) and Miss Franks (our Pastoral Support Lead) will be visiting all our new starters in their primary schools. They'll talk with you in groups and individually to answer any questions you have and, very importantly, find out more about you, your likes and dislikes and your friendship groups. They'll then use this information to help put you all in to Year 7 tutor groups, containing some of your primary school friends, when you start in September.

We will hold our 2021 New Intake Discovery Day on Thursday 1st July, when all the Year 6 pupils who have accepted a place at our school will be invited to spend a full day with us here, meet their Form Tutors and take part in a variety of lessons and activities. We will also hold a New Intake Information Evening for Parents and Carers from 6:00pm on Thursday 8th July, which will include a short presentation and an introduction to form tutors.

For more information on the Transition Discovery Day and our Parents/Carers Information Evening, please refer to the letter 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).

Parents and carers will now be starting to think about uniform. All our uniform can be purchased from DP Sportswear on Bromley Road, Congleton (You can find their full address and opening hours in the DP Sportswear Information document on the right hand side of the page). Our Uniform List, Uniform Guidance and a DP Sportswear Price List are also available to the right hand side of the page or on the School Uniform page in the Parent/Carer Area of this website.

DP Sportswear have also put together a helpful short video on the CHS Girls' and Boys' uniform and PE kit, and you can watch this here.

Parents or carers who may be struggling to cover the cost of uniform can apply to the John Holford Charity for assistance and you can find out more information on eligibility and how to apply here.

Please note: For 2021, uniform fittings at DP Sportswear are by appointment only, via their website: www.dpsportswear.co.uk. Please click here to watch a short video on the appointment booking process.

We have put together a series of short films to help you familiarise yourself with Congleton High School and get a real flavour of what will be on offer when you start with us in September. At the end of each film, our current Year 7 students talk about their own thoughts and experiences as new starters and throughout their first year as part of our school community. (Click below to play each film.)

  1. Welcome to CHS September 2021
  2. CHS Tour Part 1 - Introduction and school tour
  3. CHS Tour Part 2 - Lunch and breaktime
  4. CHS Tour Part 3 - Sport at CHS
  5. CHS Tour Part 4 - Our facilities (LRC, Art, Performing Arts and Science)
  6. CHS Tour Part 5 - Our facilities (Design and Technology, Food Tech and ICT)

Along with your Form Tutor, our 2021-22 Year 7 Student Guidance team will be responsible for your care, welfare and academic progress throughout your time at CHS:

Mrs L Darling

Lucy Darling

Deputy Headteacher

My name is Mrs Darling and I am one of the two Deputy Headteachers at CHS. I am really looking forward to welcoming you to our school community. I know you will have lots of things you may be worried about as you leave your primary school, but you will be very well looked after by all of the other students and staff at Congleton.
Starting Year 7 is a really exciting time for you and there are lots of new friends and memories to make. I hope that you enjoy your last few months at Primary School and I really look forward to meeting you all soon.

Miss L Franks


Student Support Services Team Leader/Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Hello everyone, my name is Miss Franks and I am the Pastoral Support Lead and Deputy Safeguarding Lead at CHS and very much look forward to meeting you in person when you start in September.
Moving up to high school means lots of changes and my team of learning mentors and I will be here to support you to make your transition as smooth as possible.

You can contact any of the team by clicking on their name above or in the Staff Contacts section of the website.