Cannock Chase High School offers students an exceptional education based on traditional values and a ‘back-to-basics’ approach.
We are proud to be the highest achieving school in the Cannock area at both GCSE and A-level (based on 2019 results) and were judged to be ‘Good’ in our most recent Ofsted inspection in 2018.
Our school is a vibrant and ambitious learning community with a relentless focus on the highest standards of academic achievement, personal development, and equality of opportunity.
We achieve this vision through the operation of routines and procedures, an unwavering focus on results, and by offering the very best teaching and support. Indeed, in our most recent inspection, Ofsted commented ‘the school is proud of its inclusive ethos, where every pupil is valued and cared for. Pupils say that bullying is rare.
Pupils have every confidence in the adults within the school who, they know, deal swiftly and effectively if help or support is needed’. Students learn, behave and are well mannered. Teachers teach with skill and rigour, showing courtesy. Staff and students enjoy what they do together.
Mr Iain Turnbull, Headteacher, comments: “We are a traditional school where old fashioned values of discipline, courtesy and good manners support our drive for academic success for every child.
“We aim to achieve the very best results from every single student academically and prepare them for the world of work.
“Everybody involved in our school, from Governors through to Year 7 students, have the highest expectations and work very hard to achieve these outcomes. I am immensely proud to work with so many supportive Governors, outstanding staff, and delightful young people. It is a privilege to be Headteacher at Cannock Chase High School.”
The transition from primary to secondary school is important in the lives of children and their families. We have planned extensive KS2 to KS3 transition arrangements to ensure a smooth start at Cannock Chase High School.
As well as visits to feeder primary schools, we also offer a New Intake Evening with presentations from key staff, and two planned transition days for all prospective students in the summer term.
Our planned Summer School during the summer holidays allows all students the opportunity to become more familiar with their new surroundings. Our Learning Support Team organises further visits for our more vulnerable students.
We also gather comprehensive information about every child for us to set targets, plan intervention and develop a curriculum with some sense of continuity to give all students the best possible start. We strive to meet the learning needs of all students, including those with special educational needs.
Following a successful Virtual Open Evening on September 22, we are offering prospective students and a parent the opportunity to see our school in action, following all Covid-19 guidelines.
We encourage students and parents to see for themselves how ‘pupils are fully engaged in their learning and behaviour is exemplary’ (Ofsted, 2018). Tours will be available from September 28 to Friday, October 23. Should you wish to book a tour of the school, please visit our website (www.cannockchasehigh.com) and follow the link to the Year 6/7 transition page. We look forward to welcoming you to Cannock Chase High School.
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