We are proud of our record in examination success, the quality of which has been recognised at national level. Not only do our students attain much higher success ratios than students nationally, they also make excellent progress from their starting points. The school’s aim is to get the very best from each student; not only through superb teaching and learning but also by encouraging involvement in extra-curricular and community activities.
In catering for the needs of all students, we genuinely believe that there are many aspects of our curriculum that are outstanding. Our successes are highly appreciated by parents as we are regularly over-subscribed in every year group and particularly in Year 7. Alongside this, it is important to us that your child feels happy and safe here. We want everyone to enjoy their time in school and, through our supportive pastoral system
students will be nurtured and encouraged.
We want all students to succeed academically and also to achieve great things in all areas of school. We will ensure that all have the opportunity to do so.
Our mission as a school is simply:
Our school values of respect, honesty and excellence underpin our core purpose which is to ensure that students emerge as confident, articulate citizens ready for life beyond school – as skilled adults who can develop successful careers and contribute positively to society.
We are rated by OFSTED as a ‘Good’ school in all areas. Despite this achievement and the fact that Culcheth High School has awards from the DfE, Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (‘high achieving status’), Artsmark, Healthy and Eco School awards as testimony to our success, we are not complacent. We are ambitious in our approach to ensure that the school community genuinely lives its mission ‘to be the best that we can be!’ We embrace parental involvement on all levels and look forward to welcoming you and your child. You will find Culcheth High School a very happy and vibrant place.
Mr C P Hunt
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Culcheth High School Year 11 students achieved some excellent GCSE exam results in the summer of 2023. The fantastic GCSE outcomes reflect the hard work of the students in their GCSE studies.
We are delighted with and very proud of our students’ achievements. Our students are supported by hard-working and dedicated staff who have continually supported students to achieve this level of success through the GCSE courses.
A full subject breakdown of the 2023 GCSE Results can be found in the Additional Information Booklet that accompanies the School Prospectus. Here are some of the 2023 headlines:
97% of students gained 5 or more GCSE qualifications
71% of students gained a standard pass in English & Mathematics
48% of students gained a strong pass in English & Mathematics
84% of students gained a standard pass in English
72% of students gained a strong pass in English
74% of students gained a standard pass in Mathematics
52% of students gained a strong pass in Mathematics
70% of students gained a standard pass in two or more Science subjects
57% of grades across Biology, Chemistry & Physics were 9-7
25% of students attained the English Baccalaureate with standard passes
17% of students attained the English Baccalaureate with strong passes
20% of all grades achieved were 9-7
40% of students achieved at least one 9-7 grade
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All of the information you need can be found on our website, in our school prospectus or in the Open Evening presentations however, here are some of the more frequently asked questions which we hope you will find helpful.
How are Year 7 places allocated at Culcheth High School?
As a Local Authority maintained school, we follow Warrington’s oversubscription criteria. More information can be found on page 32 of their ‘Secondary Information Booklet’ linked here.
When do I need to apply for a place at Culcheth High School by?
Your application should be submitted to the Local Authority by the specified deadline. More details can found here:
When will I hear if my child has a place at Culcheth High School?
You will receive a notification on 1st March each year.
How many spaces do we have in Year 7?
Culcheth High School has 240 spaces in Year 7
Is Culcheth High School oversubscribed?
Yes – we have been oversubscribed for the past 5 years.
What will happen if my child is not allocated a place at Culcheth High School?
The Local Authority will inform you of the appeals process, and you will automatically be placed on a waiting list, held by the Local Authority. Waiting lists are held strictly in oversubscription criteria order and places will be offered from the list to applicants who still wish to acquire a place.
Will a tour of the school be available?
Following our Open Evening, dates and times for additional tours will be published on our school website.
Will my child have access to a locker in school?
We will allocate a locker to your child on their first day of school in September. This will be their locker for 5 years. We require a £5 locker key deposit, which can be paid via ParentPay during the Summer.
What school uniform does my child need for Culcheth High School?
Compulsory uniform includes a blazer/jacket; clip on tie, skirt/trousers and a full PE kit. Further information is available here:
Where can I purchase school uniform?
Our uniform is available to purchase online with our uniform partner, SWI. Uniform purchases are delivered directly to your home.
Further information is available here: https://www.swischoolwear.co.uk/
What school buses are available?
We have three dedicated school bus services, operated by Hiltons. Timetables and routes are available to view here:
Are there any public buses?
Yes – Warrington’s Own Buses operate two services through Culcheth, the 18 and 28. Timetables and routes are available to view here:
Are there any bus passes available?
Hiltons do not operate a bus pass system. Warrington Borough Council do operate a bus pass system for those who are eligible. More information is available here:
What food is available at Culcheth High School?
Our partners, Catering Academy, manage all food provision at Culcheth High School. Food is served to all students across different outlets on site. The menu range is extensive from hot meals through to sandwiches and is available five days per week. Menus are updated regularly using seasonal produce.
How do I pay for food at Culcheth High School?
We use ParentPay for parents/carers to load money onto their child’s dinner money account. You will be able to keep a track of their balance and see what has been bought.
You will receive your ParentPay registration letter in the Summer. If you have an existing ParentPay account from primary school, this letter will allow you to link it to our school.
Can I use ParentPay for anything else?
Yes – we use ParentPay for our school visits, music tuition, revision guides and locker key deposits, to name a few.
Does the school have a parent app??
Yes, we have an app called MyED which can be downloaded here . This is a free app which gives you direct access to your child’s attendance, timetable and much more, including key dates, contacts, exam and reporting information as well as weekly updates and reminders of events in school, information on curriculum and homework.
How does the school communicate with parents?
Culcheth High School prides itself on regular communication with parents. We use a messaging service so that we may send important SMS/app messages and emails direct to parents and carers. We regularly update our school website with key information and news. The MyED app has a section entitled #ThisWeek, which is updated every Friday with key information and school notices for the following week. We also have a regular publication of the school newsletter, which is emailed to parents and the local community, and is available to read on the school website and parent app.
If you still have any questions about Culcheth High School, the Open Evening, or the admissions process, please complete the contact form below and we will get back to you within 48 hours.