Thank you for taking an interest in our school; I hope that our website provides a flavour of the work that we do.
We are a caring, friendly and inclusive school with a fast developing reputation for academic excellence. Our success is founded on a wonderful staff team, a clear focus on learning and a desire to develop high aspirations in our students. We are lucky to work in modern accommodation on an attractive site that provides a superb environment for learning.
Our students are treated as individuals, supported by a strong pastoral system and given access to a wide range of extra-curricular activities. We want our students to leave school with excellent qualifications, high standards of literacy and ambitious plans for the future; above all we want them to have enjoyed school, grown in confidence and to have developed a love of learning.
We aim to match the achievements of the best schools in the country and we are determined to do so without losing the friendly, supportive and inclusive ethos that makes this school so special.
The exam results our students receive demonstrate the impact of our work, for the last three years our results have been well above national and local averages on all key indicators, with 69% of our students in summer 2014 achieving at least 5 A* to C grades including English and Maths.
We are always delighted to welcome visitors, please contact us if you would like to arrange a visit or would like further information about any aspect of our work.
Family Fun Day 2014
Fun Day this year is taking place on Saturday 4th October, once again offering free fun for all the family between 10am and 3pm. Click here to view a flyer with details of the attractions booked so far.
Open Days and Open Evening 2014
It’s that time of year again when decisions on Secondary School applications have to be made. To help you make this important decision we offer you two different opportunities to see our school.
We’ll be running morning (9.30am) and afternoon (1.30pm) tours of the school on our Open Days on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th September 2014, no appointment is needed for these tours. Each tour ends with an informal opportunity to ask questions over tea or coffee.
Our Open Evening this year is on Tuesday 23rd September 2013 starting at 7pm. Your son or daughter is of course welcome to join you at Open Evening or on an Open Day. Please allow time to find parking – it can get rather busy!
Applications must be made, to Derbyshire County Council, by the 31st October 2014. You can complete the application process here.
Chapel students make the grade!
Students from Chapel-en-le-Frith High School were celebrating this week after they received their GCSE grades. Against a national picture of volatile grades and tougher grading, results were good across the board with students equalling the school’s best ever performance; 69% of Year 11 students achieved 5 or more GCSE passes (including English and Maths) at grades A*-C.
The students’ achievement was particularly impressive given the difficulties of the national picture this year. To the delight of all concerned, the Government’s new rules on resitting qualifications had minimal impact on the school’s results with 65% of the year 11 students gaining these grades at their first attempt.
Students at all levels achieved their best. The school was particularly pleased to see that students made good progress across the board, particularly in the key subjects of maths and English.
Year 10 – Raising Aspirations, Raising Achievement
On Monday 28th April 2014, over 160 parents and Year 10 pupils packed into the hall for the first Year 10 Parent Information Evening.
All of the speakers shared a view that our year 10 students are entering a fast changing and competitive world of further and higher education and employment. The sessions explained the changes and challenges our students face and presented practical actions and sources of information to help them be best placed to succeed.
Click here to view the details of each of the sessions from this Information Evening.
Please also feel free to post questions and comments, either about this evening or other school matters, in the Parents Forum on the VLE – click here to login.
Ending the Year on a High
Students, staff and parents from Chapel-en-le-Frith High School ended the year with a celebration as the school held its annual Prizegiving event for students in Years 7 to 10.