Chapel-en-le-Frith High School
Chapel-en-le-Frith High School Students

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 four years our results have been well above national and local averages on all key indicators, with 71% of our students in summer 2015 achieving at least 5 A* to C grades including English and maths. More details of our 2015 results are available here. You may also want to use the Ofsted School Data Dashboard to look at the performance of our school or to compare it with other schools.

Admissions to our school are handled by Derbyshire County Council, you can get more details here.

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.

Simon Grieves

“This is an outstanding school” – Ofsted 2016

We are delighted that our latest Ofsted report, published following an inspection in early February, grades the school “outstanding” in all five of the areas that Ofsted examine. The school is now one of only 5 secondary schools in Derbyshire to be judged outstanding and the only one in the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales.

The report praises the exceptional progress made by students of all abilities, the caring and inclusive ethos and the “high expectations that characterise teaching across the school”. Inspectors found that the school’s work “to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding” and singled out students’ exemplary behaviour, conduct and attitudes. Students were found to be “thriving and enjoying their education”.

The outstanding outcome is a reflection not only of what goes on in our school on a daily basis but recognises also the fantastic support of parents, governors and the wider community, including our partner primary and secondary schools. We would like to thank everyone who supports us for their contribution to this achievement.

If you would like to read the full report it is available here.

Scholastic Book Fair coming to school soon

Bringing the very best in children’s books to our school, the Book Fair will arrive very soon. It’s the perfect opportunity for you to browse and choose from a wide selection of fantastic books.

There are over 200 titles for you to choose from, and with prices starting from only £2.99, there’s sure to be a book for everyone to enjoy! Don’t forget that every book you buy will help to get FREE BOOKS for our school!

When: Friday 24th, Monday 27rd, Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th June 2016.
Where: In the hall at break and lunchtimes.

Derbyshire County Council funding cuts consultations

The County Council have consultations open currently about cuts to Home School transport and the Aiming High service. These proposed cuts will primarily affect students with additional needs and disabilities and if you have not already done so we would urge you to respond. Further information is available from the DCC website but is difficult to locate so we have added the links below.

Home to School -
Aiming High Derbyshire Offer -

Years 8 & 9 Parents Information Evening

The school hosted another very successful series of workshops and presentations to support parents in their understanding of some of the issues faced by young teenagers in school and society.

Copies of the PowerPoint presentations and accompanying handouts are available to download (ZIP).

Admissions for September 2016

Our open days and open evenings this year were very well attended and we hope that our visitors found them useful in helping them to choose a secondary school.  If you missed the events, or if you would like to come back and have another look, we are very happy to show parents and year 5 and 6 students around school by appointment.  Please contact us if you would like a tour.

Equally, if you have any further questions about school admission, or about our school, please do get in touch.

Students present cheque to Teenage cancer Trust

Students raise over £2000 for Teenage Cancer charity

The Teenage cancer Trust charity's coffers had a boost recently when students from Chapel-en-le-Frith High School presented a cheque for £2334 to Kelly Scott, the charity’s Regional Education and Advocacy Manager and Michelle White the charity’s regional fundraiser.

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See the latest newsletter for more details of events.

Date Event
Monday 11 April Inset Day - no students in school.
Tuesday 12 April Students return to school 8.40 am.
Thursday 14 April Year 11 Friendship and Year photographs.
Year 10 Cambridge University trip.
Saturday 16 April Year 8 Saturday school starts.
Monday 18 April Teenage Cancer Trust assemblies.
Tuesday 19 April Year 8 & 9 Science RAF Roadshow.
Wednesday 20 April Year 10 Parent Information Evening: 6.30-8.00 pm.
Wednesday 27 April Year 8 Parents Evening: 4.30-7.30 pm
Warhammer semi-final.
Thursday 28 April Junior Maths Challenge.
Instrumental Showcase: 7.00-8.30 pm.
Monday 2 May Bank Holiday.
Tuesday 3 May GCSE Drama Showcase 5.00-7.30 pm.
Thursday 5 May & Friday 6 May Year 10 Geography field trips.
Thursday 5 May Art and Technology Exhibition: 6.00-8.00 pm.
Tuesday 17 May Year 10 ‘An Inspector Calls’ theatre trip.
Thursday 26 May Year 10 Sponsored Walk.
Friday 27 May Break up for half term: 3.05 pm.

Term Dates 2015-16

Autumn Term 1

Wednesday 9th September to Friday 23rd October 2015

Autumn Term 2

Monday 2nd November to Friday 18th December 2015

Inset Day Friday 27th November 2015

Spring Term 1

Tuesday 5th January to Friday 12th February 2016

Spring Term 2

Monday 22nd February to Thursday 24th March 2016

Summer Term 1

Tuesday 12th April to Friday 27th May 2016

Summer Term 2

Monday 6th June to Tuesday 26th July 2016

Term dates for 2016-17 (PDF)

Inset Days for staff

Monday 7 September 2015
Tuesday 8 September 2015
Friday 27 November 2015
Monday 4 January 2016
Monday 11 April 2016

School Day Timings 2015-16

Time Period
8.40 Registration
8.55 Period 1
9.55 Period 2
10.55 Break
11.15 Period 3
12.15 Lunch
1.05 Period 4
2.05 Period 5
3.05 End of school day

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