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Headteacher's Welcome

It is my privilege as Headteacher of Congleton High School to welcome you to our school.

My vision is for each and every young person to have the best educational experience in order to maximise their potential and enhance their life chances.

This is a vibrant and inspiring place to learn, with a highly-qualified and committed teaching and support team, who, in the spirit of our school motto: Achieving Success Together, work as a team to help our young people to enjoy, participate and achieve.

We have high expectations at Congleton High and share one main aim: to ensure the best outcomes for every single student. We recognise that every young person is different and deserving of success and as a non-selective, inclusive school we believe that progress for every child is our most important measure. In 2018, the school’s Progress 8 Score was +0.37, placing us as the joint top school in Cheshire.

As a caring school, we take pride in the behaviour and high academic standards maintained by our students, and expect young people to work hard and do their best in everything that they pursue. Our students enjoy learning with us and feel supported in every aspect of their education. I am always proud to see how our students take their lead from staff and support each other to enable everyone to achieve as a team. Visitors frequently comment on our energetic, purposeful learning environment, where students are engaged and enthusiastic, with positive, supportive relationships between each other and staff, leading to a real ‘buzz’ all around the school.

We offer a wealth of enrichment and extracurricular opportunities, helping students to work together on effectively building the skills they need for their future through a range of activities during and beyond the school day.

I am very proud of the staff and students at Congleton High School and this website aims to introduce you to our school but there can be no substitute for a personal visit. We would be delighted to show you around during a working day and answer any questions that you may have. Please contact us for an appointment.

Mr Jim Barlow

Staff Contact
  • ‘An inclusive school where you aim to get the best out of everyone.’ Ofsted 2018
  • 'A respectful and orderly environment where staff and pupils can work as a team.' Ofsted 2018
  • ‘The relationships between teachers and pupils are highly supportive. This allows pupils to ask for help when they need it and learn from their mistakes.’ Ofsted 2018
  • ‘The supportive culture of the school means that many pupils help each other alongside the support that they receive from their teacher.’ Ofsted 2018