Weaverham High School

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Weaverham High School
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Motto Honesty, Industry, Courtesy
Established 1956
Type Foundation school
Headteacher Mr David Charlton
Chair Mr Martin Barber
Location Lime Avenue
Weaverham
Cheshire
CW83HT
England Coordinates: 53°15′36″N 2°34′52″W / 53.2601°N 2.5812°W / 53.2601; -2.5812
Local authority Cheshire West and Chester
DfE URN 111414 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1068
Gender Co-educational
Ages 11–16
Colours Navy Blue/Gold, Red/White
Website Weaverham High School

Weaverham High School is a large non-denominational co-educational comprehensive secondary school in Weaverham, Cheshire, England. It is a mixed-sex school containing 11–16 year olds and has 1068 pupils on roll as of the last OFSTED report.

Weaverham High School is one of the partner high schools of Sir John Deane's College. Many students from the school that go on to attend sixth form will apply to Sir John Deane's, and similarly, a large proportion of the sixth form college's intake is from Weaverham High School.

In 1997, Weaverham High School was designated an official DfES Technology College, and in 1998 a new computer network was installed, with 380 new workstations and 18 interactive whiteboards. The school now has an interactive whiteboard and a computer in all major classrooms.

Over the last 10 years the school has undergone a large scale refurbishment, starting with a new Sports Hall and all-weather astroturf pitch, a purpose-built science block, a creative arts centre including a fully equipped drama studio, a library and learning resource centre and new toilet facilities.

A fire in the mathematics department in 2007 triggered further major refurbishments to both the affected department, and the adjacent Design and Technology department. Previously separate buildings, the two are now joined completely by an extension built across the path that was previously used as an entrance to both departments.

Weaverham High School students are noted for academic achievement, with both a higher than average intake from primary school, and GCSE results consistently above the country's average. In 2008 the percentage of students achieving five or more GCSEs at grades A*-C was 66%, with the average being 65.3%. The figure for 2009 was 75%.

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