News: CHS Promise
We were very proud to learn that CHS Alumna, Emily Hepting, is now a Junior Doctor at Royal Stoke Hospital.
Despite poor weather, the #TeamCHS Race for Life runners and walkers raised a fabulous £484 for Cancer Research.
Once again there was a wonderful array of artworks on show at our Key Stage 3 Art Exhibition in July.
Our Year 12 History students had a taste of university life on their recent trip to Keele University
We held a celebration breakfast in July with all of our Sports Awards winners and Annie cast and crew members.
Our Performing Arts team's production of Annie was an incredible success and also helped to raise almost £500 for The Georgia Leigh Ogden trust!
To help prepare them for Sixth Form, a group of our Year 11 students took part in workshops at Edge Hill University, Lancashire, in July
Our Year 11 students celebrated the end of GCSEs and marked the end of their time in the main school with a Prom in July
We celebrated students' success in sports including curling, football, clay pigeon shooting and taekwondo at our annual Sports Awards Evening in July.
Students engaged in a range of PSHE topics in our final STOP Morning of the academic year.
Our Year 12 students' river sampling trip turned out to be a very damp event indeed!
Congratulations to all our Year 12 students who took part in the UKBC Intermediate Biology Olympiad in June.
We enjoyed another fantastic Sports Day this year, with school records broken in both track and field events and a great day had by competitors and supporters alike!
Students worked "Together in the Pursuit of Excellence" in our Brain Games in June.
On Monday June 26th, award Winning Football Author, Matt Oldfield, will visit CHS to inspire our Year 7 and 8 students.
All Key Stage 3 students are welcome to join our International Film Club from 3-4pm every Wednesday in D0-11
In June, our Year 8 students enjoyed a talk by a team from The University of Liverpool about the life and career benefits of learning languages.
Congratulations to all our Year 10 students who took part in the UKBC Biology Challenge and to our eight award winning students.
As part of their ASDAN qualification, a group of our Year 11 students completed ten hours of work experience in May at The Storehouse Foodbank at New Life Church.
We've welcomed delivery of a whole suite of recording and computer equipment for our Performing Arts department and students have been quick to master the new kit.
In May we were visited by a team from Cheshire Police who talked with students about the issues of anti-social behaviour and knife crime.
Our Annie casts visited the Regent Theatre in Stoke-on-Trent in May to watch Jodie Prenger as Miss Hannigan direct from the West End production of the musical.
Congratulations to 7MHT who were the winners of our Inter-Form Tournament in May.
Tickets for our Performing Arts summer production of Annie the Musical go on sale from 10am on Friday 5th May.
As part of their world tour of languages, our MFL CLub students enjoyed trying their hand at Mandarin number characters and Pinyin in April.
Work has now begun on both of our new builds so we are well on the way to our brand new teaching block and new dining facility!
In April our Year 9 students were rewarded with a day of rock climbing and abseiling in the Peak District.
We've had some wonderful wildlife images sent in by Congleton school children for the Spring in a Frame photography competition and look forward to sharing them all in our Exhibition on Wednesday 17th May.
Our Football and Netball teams headed off to Malta for fixtures and fun in the Easter break and, right from the off, made us proud!
Our budding chefs, Amelia and Ella, took second and third place in the Rotary Young Chef District Heat in March.
Our Year 8 Boys Football team triumphed in the Manchester United Competition in March and are through to the finals in June.
Congratulations to our eight Year 8 students who graduated from the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service RESPECT course in March
Joseph P's fantastic 'Tracking the Links' poster won first prize in our Science team's British Science Week Connections Poster competition
Our latest Newsletter is out now and packed full of news of our vibrant school community.
There's still time to send in your wonderful wildlife photos for our competition before the Friday 14th April closing date.
Figen Murray, mother of Martyn Hett, gave a powerful and moving talk to our Year 10 students.
We have another eight recruits to our growing #CHS100 Club!
Year 10 students, Allyssa and Maddison, submitted photographs from their Art trip to Liverpool to the the Rotary Young Photographer Competition
All of our Year 7 students took a holiday from their usual timetable in March and enjoyed our Languages Day.
Local chef, Andrew Bourne, of The Alexandra Court Hotel, shared his culinary expertise with our two Rotary Young Chef competitors, Ella and Amelia
Year 9 student, Ella M, was awarded the Eric Capper Trophy for taking first place in the local heat of the Rotary Young Chef Competition.
Our Year 7 and Year 8 Netball teams both triumphed in the South Cheshire Netball Tournament in March.
We are challenging Key Stage 3 students to design a Connections themed poster for British Science Week 2023.
A team of PE students attended a Young Leaders event in March to help them learn how to create inclusive sporting activities for fellow students.
Well done to all the students who took part in our LRC World Book Day competitions and congratulations to our winners.
We have loads of fun activities running at CHS for World Book Day 2023.
Year 12 students were able to get Post 16 ideas and inspiration at the UCAS Discovery Convention in February.
So many students wanted to be part of our Performing Arts team's production of Annie, that we had to cast it twice over! Introducing both casts.
Our Year 12 Business Studies students visited Port Vale FC to learn more about the Business of Football
Our Year 12 Psychologists took part in an eggstremely eggciting project this half-term
Students had great fun making and testing bath bombs in our KS3 Science Club.
In February our Year 12 Biologists visited Chester Zoo to investigate the role that zoos play in the conservation of species, and learn more about the impact of oil palm plantations on deforestation.
The Bentley Early Careers team visited in February to share information on the latest Apprenticeships available with the company.
Year 7 students counted the birds they could see on our Box Lane site as part of the RSPB Big Schools Birdwatch in February
Digital and Technical Apprenticeship provider, Apprentify, joined us in February to discuss IT apprenticeship opportunities with students.
We celebrated NSPCC Number Day at CHS with a variety of Maths-based challenges and lots of cakes and sweet treats!
In February, our Careers team ran a 'Guess the Employer' event for our Year 7 students, challenging them to ask questions to establish each guest's job role and company.
A fantastic 51-1 result for our Sixth Form Netball team in their match with Manchester College.
Congratulations to our under 13s team - a 26-4 triumph in the Sisters nSport competition.
All students are invited to join our new Eco Club, which will run every Tuesday from 3-4pm.
Our Year 7 and Year 8 students will be able to enjoy a Valentine's disco in February
We're looking for students and staff to make up teams to take part in the Congleton Rotary Swimathon in March.
As part of their work on block-based programming and problem solving, 7GXT worked on an Hour of Code tutorial of their choice.
We welcomed a group of Scientists in to school in January to enlighted students as to the vast range of careers opened up by studying the Sciences.
Annie will be our musical for 2023. Students are invited to take part in two audition workshops in preparation for the auditions.
At the end of term students enjoyed the CHS version of Strictly Come Dancing, with a fabulous array of 'dancing' styles from the teaching and Senior Leadership teams!
Congratulations to Year 8 Holly W who won our LRC Christmas Competition.
Our Sixth Form Social Scientists visited decommissioned HM Prison Shrewsbury in December to get a glimpse in to the life of a prisoner
Our Christmas Showcase really demonstrated what a fantastically talented school of students we have at CHS. What a night!
Our students raised over £1,200 for BBC Children in Need this year with a range of fundraising activities that included our famous Teacher Gunging!
Natalie Carmen of the Crown Prosecution Service met with our Sixth Form A Level Law students in November to talk about her work as a Criminal Prosecutor.
A trip to the Lowry to watch Othello in November left Drama students amazed and inspired
A visit to Maths in Action helped our Sixth Form Mathematicians see how Maths can be used in many different ways, from fighting disease to video games and magic!
Eight of our students took part in the first round of the Rotary Young Chef Competition in November, producing an array of wonderful dishes.
We were delighted to welcome the Mayor of Congleton and Eaton Bank students in to school in November to discuss working together to tackle 'green' issues
We'll be supporting BBC Children in Need again this year with a range of fundraising activities
Our Key Stage 3 Science Club students used their creativity and Science knowledge to keep Dr Buchan's eggs safe!
We were very proud to be represented at Sunday's Remembrance Day Parade by our Head Students, Grace K and Ryan C, who laid a wreath on behalf of Congleton High School.
In November, our dual linguists learned more about how languages can benefit their future career prospects from University of Manchester School Outreach Officer, Sonja Bernhard.
Our A Level Physics students visited the UK's national synchrotron science facility, responsible for researching everything from fossils to jet engines and viruses to vaccines.
We are very excited to be holding our first Christmas market on Friday 2nd December and look forward to welcoming students, parents, carers, families and the local community to the event.
The winners of our LRC Book Blitzers Competition for the last half-term were 7HM and 7DCH.
Our Year 8 Speed Networking Event was an invaluable and inspirational opportunity for our students, which gave them really useful information about a wide range of careers and experience of talking with employers.
Hoping to pursue a career in politics, our Year 13 student, Rebecca J, had the amazing opportunity to spend a day in Parliament over the half-term break.
A trip to Liverpool provided our GCSE and A Level Photography students with some great images for their portfolios.
For the rest of term, our MFL Club students will be able to explore the language, culture and food of Italy.
It was spooktacular in the LRC before the half-term break, with students enjoying a range of Halloween activities .
Mr Ainsley has promised to shave his head if Year 10 can raise £1,200 at their Summer Fair on Wednesday 6th July
Our wonderful LGBTQ+ Ambassadors ran a Pride Stall in June to raise funds for two LGBTQ+ charities.
Our Sports Day and Alternative Sports Day this year meant that we had something to suit everyone and students really worked together as form groups and as a school community.
In their June fieldtrip, our Year 10 Geography students travelled to Salford Quays to evaluate the environmental quality of Salford Quays to see if the regeneration has improved it.
Seven of our students visited Crewe Magistrates Court in June as part of their ASDAN course, giving them a unique insight in to the role of Magistrates and the court.
A trip to London led to a live appearance on the BBC lunchtime news for some of our A Level History and Politics students! Their visit to Westminster coincided with the release of the Sue Gray report, placing them right at the very heart of a historic political moment!