The County High School, Leftwich
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The County High School, Leftwich is a small sized coeducational secondary school with academy status, for students between 11 and 16 years of age. It is next to the A556 bypass at the A533 junction, and near the River Dane.
It is located in the district of Leftwich, Northwich in Cheshire, England. Children come here from neighbouring areas such as Moulton, Davenham, Leftwich, Kingsmead and Winsford which form the schools local catchment area.
The school used to be known as the Northwich County Grammar School for Girls from 1957, a selective single sex school with provisions for boarding pupils, which had a sixth form. The school was also known as Leftwich High School until the early 1990s before becoming the County High School Leftwich
The school was changed to a comprehensive in September 1978, with sixth form pupils from the school and the former Sir John Deane's Grammar School going to the new Sir John Deane's College. Essentially the two grammar schools were split into two comprehensives - one for ages 11–16 and the other for 16-18.
The school converted to academy status on 1 September 2012.
The school gets good GCSE results, well above the England average, and slightly above the Cheshire average. Results have steadily improved over the last 5 years. The 2016 Ofsted inspection graded the school as "outstanding" (the highest rating given). In the 2015/16 academic year the school achieved its highest ever result with 86% of students receiving at least 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C. This result put the school as the top rated secondary comprehensive in Cheshire
Notable former pupils
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Northwich County Grammar School for Girls
- Sue Birtwistle, television producer of well-known BBC costume dramas such as the 1995 Pride and Prejudice, and the 1996 Emma, and married to the theatre director Sir Richard Eyre
- Moira Buffini, playwright, film director and actress, who notably wrote the 2010 play Handbagged about the Queen and Margaret Thatcher, and the 2010 film Tamara Drewe
- Carole Crofts, Ambassador to Azerbaijan since 2016
- Diana Johnson, Labour MP since 2005 for Hull North (1977–82, went to sixth form at Sir John Deane's)
- Jennifer Saunders comedian, best known as half of French and Saunders and for the television series Absolutely Fabulous, and married to the actor Ade Edmondson
- Shirley Strong, Olympic hurdler, who won the silver medal in 1984 Los Angeles Olympics womens 100 metres hurdles (1970-75)
Leftwich High School
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- Jennifer Saunders (2013-10-10). "Bonkers". Penguin.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-11-27.