The Whitby High School

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The Whitby High School
Sycamore Drive

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CH66 2NU

Coordinates53°15′48″N 2°54′42″W / 53.26342°N 2.91168°W / 53.26342; -2.91168Coordinates: 53°15′48″N 2°54′42″W / 53.26342°N 2.91168°W / 53.26342; -2.91168
TypeFoundation school Founder member of the Seahorse Educational Trust
"We Progress"
Local authorityCheshire West and Chester
Department for Education URN111429 Tables
Chairman of GovernorsMr D Cooper
HeadteacherMr B. Heeley
GenderCoeducational (mixed)
Age11 to 19
HousesHanover, Stuart, Tudor, Windsor, York

The Whitby High School is a co-educational secondary foundation school,[1] situated in Whitby, a suburb of Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England.


It is maintained by the Cheshire West and Chester Local Education Authority. The school educates pupils from 11–18 as it has a Sixth Form. It is a specialist Technology College.[1] It is situated on the A5032 Chester Road. The area known as Whitby is further north along the road, and nearer to Ellesmere Port Catholic High School and Whitby Hall.

Local news[edit]

The school has received many news reports largely based around the success of the students. The school recently hit the headlines when it was voted Sports Secondary School of the Year for the whole Cheshire region.[citation needed]


Grammar school[edit]

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 Port 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.

Girls' school[edit]

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 1973, being known as Whitby County Comprehensive School, then Whitby Comprehensive School.[2]

Academic performance[edit]

GCSE results 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.[citation needed]

Notable former pupils[edit]


Ellesmere Port County Grammar School (both sections)[edit]


  1. ^ a b The Whitby High School, A Specialist Technology College[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Royden, M.W. A History of The Whitby High School 1959–2009 (2009)
  3. ^ a b c "A Short History of The Whitby High School 1959–2009" (PDF). The Whitby High School. Retrieved 2 January 2017.

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