Cheadle Hulme High School

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This article is about the state-funded secondary comprehensive school. There is also the private Cheadle Hulme School.
Cheadle Hulme High School
Motto Learn and succeed together
Established 1936
Type Academy
Headteacher Mrs Linda Magrath
Chair of Governors Reverend Charles Nevin
Location Woods Lane
Cheadle Hulme
Greater Manchester
Students 1,350
Gender Co-educational
Ages 11–18
Colours      Maroon,      black and      silver

Cheadle Hulme High School is a co-educational secondary school with academy status in Cheadle Hulme, Greater Manchester, England.[1] In 1997, it was awarded specialist language college status and in 2000 it became a training school.[2]


The school was built due to the increasing population in the Cheadle Hulme area. The Jonathan Robinson School was located on the corner of Woods Lane and Church Road, and the new school was built further up the hill in 1935, on Woods Lane. Prior to its opening, children were taught at what is now Queens Road Primary School, which had opened in 1932, as an overspill. The school on Woods Lane was opened on 28 April 1936 and was named Woods Lane Secondary Modern School.[3] Even today the school commonly (and unofficially) retains the name Woods Lane School. Between 1970 and 1972 there was an extensive building programme, and the school became comprehensive in 1972, changing its name to Cheadle Hulme County High School to reflect its status.

In September 1997 the school became a Language College, a status which is unique to it in the borough, and allowing it to assume the name of Cheadle Hulme College. All students study one language to certification level and a substantial percentage study two. The mainstream languages are French, German, Spanish and Italian. French and German lessons are also taught in the nine feeder primary schools. Many events, such as a Christmas Market held each year, are part of the Language College status. In 2005 it reverted to Cheadle Hulme High School to avoid confusion with the local sixth form college.

There were discussions in 2006 relating the feasibility of combining the high school with Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College. These proposals falling through due to financial reasons.

The Ofsted report in September 2011 awarded CHHS with "1" - Outstanding - in every single criteria. [4]

In September 2000 the school became one of the first in the country to become a training school for Initial Teacher Training and Continuing Professional Development. Training schools are "centres of excellence for training" and "experts in adult learning and the transfer of skills, and provide a venue for high quality professional development".[5]

The school became an academy in 2012. In September 2013 the school opened a Sixth Form and in September 2014 a new sixth form building was opened.



September 2011 Ofsted report

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Coordinates: 53°21′53″N 2°11′13″W / 53.3647°N 2.1870°W / 53.3647; -2.1870