We look forward to welcoming our new Year 7 students to CHS on Monday 5th September 2022.

Throughout May, Deputy Headteacher, Mrs Darling and our Pastoral Support Lead, Miss Franks, (see below) 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 2022 New Intake Discovery Days on Thursday 30th June and Friday 1st July, when all the Year 6 pupils who have accepted a place at our school will be invited to spend two days 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 30th June, which will include a short presentation and an introduction to form tutors.

For more information on the Transition Discovery Days and our Parents/Carers Information Evening, please refer to the New Intake Days letter in the downloads below, or contact Miss Franks via the School Office or by email (lfranks@congletonhigh.com).

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, 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. CHS Tour Part 1 - Lunch and breaktime
  2. CHS Tour Part 2 - Sport at CHS
  3. CHS Tour Part 3 - Our facilities (LRC, Art, Performing Arts and Science)
  4. CHS Tour Part 4 - Our facilities (Design and Technology, Food Tech and ICT)

Our Year 7 Student Guidance Team

Along with your Form Tutor, our 2022-23 Year 7 Student Guidance team will be responsible for your care, welfare and academic progress throughout your time at CHS:

Mrs L Darling

Deputy Headteacher

Safeguarding Lead

Guidance Team Leader

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 email Mrs Darling and Miss Franks by clicking on their name above.

CHS Uniform Requirements

Parents and carers will now be starting to think about uniform. All of 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 below). Our Uniform List, Uniform Guidance and a DP Sportswear Price List are also available below 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: 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.

Key Dates for your Diaries

16th May - Transition Visits to Primary Schools Begin

Mrs Darling and Miss Franks will be speaking with you all individually at your school to start your transition journey.

30th June/1st July - New Intake Days at CHS

This will be a busy and exciting two days getting to know the staff and students at CHS and finding your way around the school site. You’ll have the chance to experience lessons, meet your new form group and start to make new friends.

30th June - New Intake Evening for Parents and Carers from 6-8pm

Your parents and carers will find out more about what will happen over the next few months (and once you start as a CHS student), meet your form tutors and other parents and carers and get the chance to find the answers to any questions they may have.

23rd to 25th August - New Intake Summer School

We are delighted to once again be able to offer our three-day Summer School opportunity to all our new Year 7 students. Please see the letter sent to Parent and Carers in May for more information. (You can find a copy of this below or in the Year 6 tab of the Letters to Parents and Carers page in the Parents and Carers area of this website.) 

More details on these events will follow

September 2022 Transition Information

You can find out more about our SEND Team and facilities, along with details about the timings of the school day and what you'll need to bring with you to lessons, in our helpful guide. 

Our main SEND webpage can be found in the Curriculum section of the website or you can click here to be taken directly to it.

Mrs Jakobsen is our SENDCO and she works with a dedicated team to ensure that we are able to meet the needs of all our students with additional needs. You can contact Mrs Jakobsen via the School Office: 01260 730123 or by email: hjakobsen@congletonhigh.com.

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