Chapel-en-le-Frith High School

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Chapel-en-le-Frith High School
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Along the front of the school, towards reception
Motto Striving for Excellence
Established 1952 (1952)
Type Secondary
Headteacher Mr Simon Grieves
Deputy Headteacher Mrs Sarah Garratt
Chair Mr John Hind
Location Long Lane
SK23 0TQ
53°19′07″N 1°55′21″W / 53.3186°N 1.9224°W / 53.3186; -1.9224Coordinates: 53°19′07″N 1°55′21″W / 53.3186°N 1.9224°W / 53.3186; -1.9224
Local authority Derbyshire County Council
DfE URN 112932 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 932 pupils
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–16
Houses Bowden
Colours Black and Red
Publication Chapel Eye
UKPRN Number 10015122
Website Chapel-en-le-Frith High School

Chapel-en-le-Frith High School is a mixed gender comprehensive school in Chapel-en-le-Frith in the county of Derbyshire, England. It serves pupils aged 11 to 16 from the town and surrounding areas.

The building is maintained by Interserve. Eden Foodservice provide the catering.


The school was established in 1952 as Chapel-en-le-Frith Secondary Modern. It has since been renamed 3 times; Long Lane Comprehensive School, Chapel-en-le-Frith County Secondary School and finally Chapel-en-le-Frith High School.

In 2005 the school moved to the other side of Long Lane, and the former site was redeveloped as the school's sports fields. The school is housed in a specially built one-piece building.

There have only been four headteachers to date,[1] Stuart Ash having left at the end of the 2010/11 academic year to be replaced by Simon Grieves.[2]


Admission is open to all pupils aged 11–16 residing in the catchment area. As of January 2017 the number of pupils on roll is 932.[3]

Academic performance[edit]

In 2015, 71% of the school's pupils achieved at least five A*–C GCSE results including maths and English. This was significantly above the averages nationally and for the Derbyshire Local Education Authority, 53.8% and 55.9% respectively. [4] It does not have a sixth form.

The school was judged to be outstanding by Ofsted on 4th February 2016. [5]

Daily life[edit]


The school uniform is a white polo shirt with the school motto ("Striving for Excellence") on the chest, a red stripe on the collar and sleeves; a black sweatshirt with the school emblem, and black trousers.[6] It used to be a classic shirt-and-tie uniform, but changed when the school moved into the new building.


The four school houses (Bowden, Combs, Hollins and Kinder) are named after local hills in the area.

Learning Support department[edit]

The department has a selection of specially trained staff who work full-time undertaking special lessons with those pupils who have been deemed to need support.[7]

Notable former pupils[edit]

  • High Peak Constituency MP Andrew Bingham was a pupil at the school, when it was called Long Lane Comprehensive.[8]
  • Paralympic triple Gold Medallist Anthony Kappes MBE went to the school. [9]


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-03. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  2. ^ "New headteacher starts at Chapel High School - Local". Buxton Advertiser. 18 September 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Establishment: Chapel-en-le-Frith High School". EduBase. Department for Education. Retrieved 10 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Compare school and college performance". DofE. Retrieved 10 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Ofsted - Chapel-en-le-Frith High School". Ofsted. Retrieved 10 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Chapel-en-le-Frith High School uniform". Headmaster's Schoolwear. 
  7. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-07-24. Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  8. ^ "Andrew Bingham". The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 20 March 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "Chapel-born cyclist storms to third Paralympic career gold". Buxton Advertiser. 3 September 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 

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