We look forward to welcoming our new Year 7 students to CHS on Wednesday 4th September 2024. This page and the short film above will give you more information about what will happen between now and when you join our school community in September. 

Throughout the summer term, our Headteacher - Ms Thurland, Deputy Headteacher - Mrs Darling, our Pastoral Support Lead - Miss Franks, and our SEND Transition Lead - Mrs Taylor, 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 classmates, when you start in September.

We will hold our 2024 Transition Discovery Days on Thursday 27th June and Friday 28th June, 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 Transition Information Evening for Parents and Carers from 6:00pm on Thursday 27th 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 Transition Discovery Days letter in the downloads below, or contact Miss Franks via the School Office or by email (lfranks@congletonhigh.com) if you have any questions.

Our Year 7 Student Guidance Team

Along with your Form Tutor, our 2024-25 Year 7 Team Leader will be responsible for your care, welfare and academic progress throughout your seven-year journey at CHS:

Mrs L Darling

Deputy Headteacher

Safeguarding Lead

Year 7 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 and I really enjoyed meeting you all during our primary school visits. 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 weeks at Primary School and I really look forward to seeing you all again.

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 again 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.

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.

Key Dates for your Diaries

Summer Term - Transition Visits to Primary Schools 

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

27th June/ 28th June - Transition Discovery 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.

You can also visit our Hungry Bear refectory and try some of the tasty snacks and meals on offer.

27th June - Transition Information 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. A copy of the evening's presentation will be available afterwards to view or download below .

Wednesday 4th September - First Day of Year 7 at CHS

School will be quieter than normal on this day as we will only be open to students in Years 7, 11 and 12. This will enable our new Year 7 students to begin to settle in and get their bearings before the remaining years return on Thursday.

Transition Summer School - Thursday 22nd August from 10am - 2pm

More details on these events will follow

September 2024 Transition Information

School Uniform Information

Commercial and School Bus Services to CHS


Mrs Taylor, our SEND Transition Lead has visited each primary school to meet children with additional needs. If you have any questions for her regarding your child's transition to Year 7, or would like to send her any further information about your child, you can email her at dtaylor@congletonhigh.com.

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 below. 

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.

Mr Blaylock is our SENDCO and he works with a dedicated team to meet the needs of all our students withSEND. You can contact Mr Blaylock via the School Office: 01260 730123 or by email: senco@congletonhigh.com

XL Guide for September 24 New Starters

Related News

1 July 2024
Image of Two Great Days with our New Year 7 Students

Two Great Days with our New Year 7 Students

It was a joy to spend two Transition days with our September Year 7 students at the end of June

6 June 2024
Image of Transition Information Film for New Year 7 Students and Families

Transition Information Film for New Year 7 Students and Families

We have put together a short film to help answer all the transition questions asked by our new Year 7 students.

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