Chapel-en-le-Frith High School
Chapel-en-le-Frith High School Students

Thank you for taking an interest in our school; I hope that our website provides a flavour of the work that we do.

We are a caring, friendly and inclusive school with a fast developing reputation for academic excellence. Our success is founded on a wonderful staff team, a clear focus on learning and a desire to develop high aspirations in our students. We are lucky to work in modern accommodation on an attractive site that provides a superb environment for learning.

Our students are treated as individuals, supported by a strong pastoral system and given access to a wide range of extra-curricular activities. We want our students to leave school with excellent qualifications, high standards of literacy and ambitious plans for the future; above all we want them to have enjoyed school, grown in confidence and to have developed a love of learning.

We aim to match the achievements of the best schools in the country and we are determined to do so without losing the friendly, supportive and inclusive ethos that makes this school so special.

The exam results our students receive demonstrate the impact of our work, for the last four years our results have been well above national and local averages on all key indicators, with 71% of our students in summer 2015 achieving at least 5 A* to C grades including English and maths. More details of our 2015 results are available here. You may also want to use the Ofsted School Data Dashboard to look at the performance of our school or to compare it with other schools.

Admissions to our school are handled by Derbyshire County Council, you can get more details here.

We are always delighted to welcome visitors, please contact us if you would like to arrange a visit or would like further information about any aspect of our work.

Simon Grieves

Internet Safety Day 9 February 2016

All students in Years 7-10 have been set activities to complete using the website below. All work is on ShowmyHomework. With work like this we can all help make the internet a safer place to be.

Tony Sharpe - ICT Curriculum Learning Manager

Read for My School

The school is taking part in the ‘Read for My School’ competition, where Year7s and 8s are challenged to read as many books as they can over a two month period (18th January to 15th April). When they take part in this competition, they will also have free access to over 100 books online.

After reading each book, pupils are just asked to log what they have read on the website. And then move on to relish the next book of their choice.

Read for My School


Follow the link below to enter the competition.

You will need the school’s unique ‘Reading Group Code’, which is 89520.

Good luck and happy reading.

Abigail Keeble
Deputy Head of English at Chapel-en-le-Frith High School

Years 8 & 9 Parents Information Evening

The school hosted another very successful series of workshops and presentations to support parents in their understanding of some of the issues faced by young teenagers in school and society.

Copies of the PowerPoint presentations and accompanying handouts are available to download (ZIP).

Admissions for September 2016

Our open days and open evenings this year were very well attended and we hope that our visitors found them useful in helping them to choose a secondary school.  If you missed the events, or if you would like to come back and have another look, we are very happy to show parents and year 5 and 6 students around school by appointment.  Please contact us if you would like a tour.

Equally, if you have any further questions about school admission, or about our school, please do get in touch.

Where has STEM Fun Day gone?

We’ve had a few enquiries this week about our popular and now traditional autumn term “fun day”, this isn’t surprising as earlier this year our calendars did carry an autumn term date for the event.

In fact, our Fun Day will now take place on Saturday 23rd April 2016 and we’ll be using the change of date to shift the emphasis of the event slightly – more details to follow.

Apologies for any confusion we may have caused.

Anne Frank

Holocaust Centre Trip Year 9

Just before the excitement of Christmas, the year nines went on a trip to the National Holocaust Centre.

More News and Events »


See the latest newsletter for more details of events.

Date Event
Monday 4 January 2016 Staff INSET Day.
Tuesday 5 January Year 9 ‘Boy in Striped Pyjamas’ film.
Year 9 Options sessions.
Thursday 7 January am Year 11 Cambridge National ICT exam.
Year 9 Options Evening for parents: 6.30-8.00 pm.
Year 9 Options Evening for parents: 6.30-8.00 pm.
Wednesday 13 January Year 9 Parents’ Evening: 4.30-7.30pm.
Thursday 14 January am Year 11 Cambridge National Health & Social Care exam.
Year 10 Enterprise Day (Pop A).
Year 11 trip to ‘An Inspector Calls’ at Sheffield.
Friday 15 January Year 10 Enterprise Day (Pop B).
Tuesday 19 January Year 7 Parent Information Evening: 6.30-8.00 pm.
Monday 25 January to  Friday 5 February Year 8 exams.
Thursday 28 January Year 10 Parents’ Evening:  4.30-7.30pm.
Thursday 4 February Intermediate Maths Challenge.
Sunday 7 to Wednesday 10 February Years 9 and 10 Berlin trip.
Monday 8 - Wednesday 10 February Year 11 10o2 Catering Assessments.
Wednesday 10 February Music Showcase 2.
Friday 12 February School ends at 3.05 pm for half term week.
Monday 22 February Spring term 2: students return 8.30 am.

Term Dates 2015-16

Autumn Term 1

Wednesday 9th September to Friday 23rd October 2015

Autumn Term 2

Monday 2nd November to Friday 18th December 2015

Inset Day Friday 27th November 2015

Spring Term 1

Tuesday 5th January to Friday 12th February 2016

Spring Term 2

Monday 22nd February to Thursday 24th March 2016

Summer Term 1

Tuesday 12th April to Friday 27th May 2016

Summer Term 2

Monday 6th June to Tuesday 26th July 2016

Term dates for 2016-17 (PDF)

Inset Days for staff

Monday 7 September 2015
Tuesday 8 September 2015
Friday 27 November 2015
Monday 4 January 2016
Monday 11 April 2016

School Day Timings 2015-16

Time Period
8.40 Registration
8.55 Period 1
9.55 Period 2
10.55 Break
11.15 Period 3
12.15 Lunch
1.05 Period 4
2.05 Period 5
3.05 End of school day

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