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

“This is an outstanding school” – Ofsted 2016

We are delighted that our latest Ofsted report, published following an inspection in early February, grades the school “outstanding” in all five of the areas that Ofsted examine. The school is now one of only 5 secondary schools in Derbyshire to be judged outstanding and the only one in the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales.

The report praises the exceptional progress made by students of all abilities, the caring and inclusive ethos and the “high expectations that characterise teaching across the school”. Inspectors found that the school’s work “to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding” and singled out students’ exemplary behaviour, conduct and attitudes. Students were found to be “thriving and enjoying their education”.

The outstanding outcome is a reflection not only of what goes on in our school on a daily basis but recognises also the fantastic support of parents, governors and the wider community, including our partner primary and secondary schools. We would like to thank everyone who supports us for their contribution to this achievement.

If you would like to read the full report it is available here.

Derbyshire County Council funding cuts consultations

The County Council have consultations open currently about cuts to Home School transport and the Aiming High service. These proposed cuts will primarily affect students with additional needs and disabilities and if you have not already done so we would urge you to respond. Further information is available from the DCC website but is difficult to locate so we have added the links below.

Home to School -
Aiming High Derbyshire Offer -

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.

Year 10 Sponsored Walk

Year 10 Sponsored Walk

The rain stopped and the sun shone as over 100 Year 10 students from Chapel-en-le-Frith High School raised money for the Teenage Cancer Trust charity by completing a sponsored walk before half term.

More News and Events »


See the latest newsletter for more details of events.

Date Event
Monday 5 September Inset Day - No Students in school.
Tuesday 6 September Students return to school 8.40am.
Thursday 8 September School Photos.
Thursday 15 September Archaeology Roadshow.
Monday 26 September Danes Exchange Trip Arrives.
Tuesday 27 September Open Day and Evening.
Wednesday 28 September Open Day.
Wednesday 28 September International Sports Event with Danish students and Hope Valley Students.
Thursday 06 October Learning for Life Day - All Year Groups.
Tuesday 11 October YR 8 ST4G Perfume Making.
Wednesday 12 October Post 16 Evening for Year 11 Parents.
Wednesday 12 October YR 7 Trip to Castleton.
Friday 14 October YR10 Trip to Chatsworth.
Friday 21 October Break up for half term 3.05pm.
Monday 24 to Monday 31 October Half Term.
Monday 31 October Inset Day - No Students in school.
Tuesday 01 November Students return to school 8.40am.

Term Dates 2016-17

Autumn Term 1

Tuesday 6 September to Friday 21 October 2016

Autumn Term 2

Tuesday 1 November to Friday 16 December 2016

Spring Term 1

Tuesday 3 January to Friday 10 February 2017

Spring Term 2

Monday 20 February to Friday 7 April 2017

Summer Term 1

Tuesday 25 April to Friday 26 May 2017

Summer Term 2

Monday 5 June to Friday 21 July 2017

Term dates for 2016-17 (PDF)

Inset Days for staff

Monday 5 September 2016
Monday 31 October 2016
Monday 19 December 2016
Tuesday 20 December 2016
Monday 24 April 2017

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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