Culcheth High School

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Culcheth High School Community Campus
Culcheth High School Logo.png
Culcheth High School Logo
Motto Learning for Life
Established 1931
Type Community school
Interim Headteacher Mr C P Hunt
Location Warrington Road
Culcheth, Cheshire
WA3 5HH
England Coordinates: 53°27′19″N 2°30′27″W / 53.455375°N 2.507593°W / 53.455375; -2.507593
Local authority Warrington
DfE number 877/4200
Gender unicorn
Ages 11–19
Website culchethhigh.org.uk

Culcheth High School is a comprehensive school catering for students aged 11–19, located in Warrington, Cheshire. It serves much of the surrounding areas with a student base of around 1200 students. In 2010, it opened a brand new £28 million campus, combining the High School, Sixth Form and Community Campus in one state of the art building.

Location[edit]

Culcheth High School is located in Culcheth, Warrington. Culcheth is a large village in Cheshire approximately 6 miles (10 km) north-east of Warrington, England and historically it lay within the County of Lancashire. It is the principal settlement in Culcheth and Glazebury civil parish. The village has many amenities which make it a popular place to live. These include a library, a village hall, sports facilities, two supermarkets, and a wide range of smaller shops clustered in and around its centre. It has several restaurants, cafes, pubs and takeaways. It is primarily residential, with a large village green at its heart where the annual Community Day is held.

History[edit]

When the school first opened in 1931 it was a single block, formerly known as 'A Block'. Over the years several other blocks were opened as the school expanded. The most recent block built was 'G Block'.

In 2007, Roseanne Banner broke school records when she achieved 12 A* GCSE grades, becoming a beacon to all who followed in her footsteps. She also achieved a top 5 mark across the U.K. in her English Literature GCSE.

In 2010 when the new school campus was completed, all but one block of the old school was demolished, G block. G Block went up for sale with the intent for use as a community building.

Facilities[edit]

The school has facilities for teaching and recording of music, with two suites of electronic instruments linked up to mac minis and a recording studio. For sports the school has: a large multi-use sports hall; an activity studio for use with dance/gym/trampolines; an AstroTurf pitch for all year round football and several rugby pitches and cricket strip. A full array of science labs, technology suites and ICT rooms can be found on all levels throughout the school. The school also operates a full wireless network, for use with laptops in each department, and interactive ICT resources in every classroom. On the ground level, an open-plan restaurant and cafe allows students to socialise at break and lunch.

Being a community campus, the school also boasts a gym, run by Livewire, and several community rooms which can be hired out by local groups and the community.

Culcheth High School Campus

Sixth Form[edit]

Culcheth High School has a relatively small sixth form (124 students in 2012). This is set to close at the end of the 2013-2014 academic year, due to not enough demand. In the 2013-2014 academic year there were only 54 students who attended the sixth form.

Uniform[edit]

Culcheth High School's uniform consists of a black blazer embroidered with the school badge, a plain white school shirt, the school tie and black shoes. Black trousers for the boys, and black shirt/trousers for the girls. The schools badge holds the traditional eagle, that the school adopted when it first opened in 1931, with a modern look. The school tie is black, with the eagle and two blue stripes.

Up until 2009, the schools logo was the original gold eagle, stitched on the schools blazer and embroidered on the tie with gold stripes.

Culcheth High School Uniform

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