County High School Leftwich
|Headteacher||Miss Julie Brandreth|
|DfE URN||138743 Tables|
|Ofsted||Reports Pre-academy reports|
|Colours||Claret and Blue|
|Website||County High School Leftwich|
The County High School Leftwich is a small sized coeducational secondary school with academy status, for students between 11 to 16 years of age. It is next to the A556 bypass at the A533 junction, and near the River Dane.
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.
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.
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.
The school converted to academy status on 1 September 2012.
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
Northwich County Grammar School for Girls
- Shirley Strong Olympic Hurdler 1970-5, won silver medal in 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.
- Diana Johnson, Labour MP for Hull North (1977-82)
- Jennifer Saunders comedian, best known as half of "French and Saunders" and for "AB FAB"
- Moira Buffini http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moira_Buffini