The Whitby High School
|Headteacher||Mr B. Heeley|
|Chairman of Governors||Mr D Cooper|
|Local authority||Cheshire West and Chester|
|DfE URN||111429 Tables|
|Houses||Hanover, Stuart, Tudor, Windsor, York|
|Website||The Whitby High School- A Specialist Technology College|
The school has received many news reports largely based around the success if the students. The school recently hit the headlines when it was voted Sports Secondary School of the Year for the whole Cheshire region>
The Whitby High School was founded as a coeducational school until a girls' school was built next door in 1963. The new school became Ellesmere County Grammar School for Boys, being situated on Chester Road and had around 950 boys. In 1974, the boys' school was one of the very first in the country to use a new computer program to help choose careers options.
The girls' school was called Ellesmere Port Girls' Grammar School and was on Sycamore Drive. It had 850 girls, with 150 in the sixth form.
Cheshire agreed to go comprehensive, in principle, in 1966. It became a co-educational comprehensive in 1974, being known as Whitby County Comprehensive School, then Whitby Comprehensive School.
GCSE result 2011 are 3rd highest in the region with 89% 5 A*-C, while A level result are above the normal of the area. Now the GCSE results have been raised again as last year 11, got an astounding 92% 5 A*-C. This is a massive improvement.
Notable former pupils
Ellesmere Port Grammar School / The Whitby High School
- Beverley Hughes, MP
- Prof Dr Dennis Farrington, President of the Board at SEE University since 2008, Council of Europe expert on higher education reform
- Prof Roger Leigh, Head of the School of Agriculture since 2006 at the University of Adelaide, and Professor of Botany from 1998-2006 at the University of Cambridge, and President from 2005-7 of the Society for Experimental Biology
- Rick Parry
- Mick Wright, footballer
- Rob Jones (footballer)
- Dave Challinor (footballer)
- Jane Parry (Olympic athlete)
- Corporal Marc Taylor, of 1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery, REME, killed on 28 September 2004 at Basrah in Iraq.
- The Whitby High School, A Specialist Technology College
- Royden, M.W. A History of The Whitby High School 1959-2009 (2009)