County High School Leftwich

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The County High School Leftwich
Established 1957 (1978)
Type Academy
Headteacher Miss Julie Brandreth
Location Granville Road
Northwich
Cheshire
CW9 8EZ
England Coordinates: 53°14′31″N 2°30′25″W / 53.2419°N 2.50708°W / 53.2419; -2.50708
DfE number 896/4134
DfE URN 138743 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 950
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Colours Claret and Blue
Website County High School Leftwich

The County High School Leftwich is a small sized coeducational secondary school with academy status, that serves approximately 950 students between 11 to 16 years of age. It is next to the A556 bypass at the A533 junction, and near the River Dane.

Admissions[edit]

It is located in the district of Leftwich, Northwich in Cheshire, England. Children come here from neighbouring areas such as Moulton, Davenham, Leftwich, Kingsmead, Winsford, and Middlewich which form the schools local catchment area.

History[edit]

The school used to be known as the Northwich County Grammar School for Girls from 1957, a selective single sex school with provisions for boarding pupils, which had a sixth form.

Comprehensive[edit]

The school was changed to a comprehensive in September 1978, with sixth form pupils from the school and the former Sir John Deane's Grammar School going to the new Sir John Deane's College. Essentially the two grammar schools were split into two comprehensives - one for ages 11-16 and the other for 16-18.

Academy[edit]

The school converted to academy status on 1 September 2012.

Academic performance[edit]

The school gets good GCSE results, well above the England average, and slightly above the Cheshire average. Results have steadily improved over the last 5 years. The 2011 Ofsted inspection graded the school as "good" (the second highest rating given).

Notable (former) pupils[edit]

Northwich County Grammar School for Girls[edit]

Leftwich High School[edit]

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