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Welcome from the Head

Welcome to Cheadle Hulme School

Based on a stunning campus, Cheadle Hulme School is one of the largest and most successful schools in the North West, providing an outstanding and inspiring education that not only instils in its pupils a deep love of learning, but also the ability to adapt to change, challenge and opportunities in their lives beyond school.


CHS was founded in 1855 in order to provide an education for the orphans and poor children of warehousemen and clerks of Manchester. From its mid-nineteenth century foundation to the present day, the School has maintained a tradition of co-education, educational innovation and a strong emphasis on community.

Life at CHS is under-pinned by a very clear set of values, through which we aim to ensure that each member of the school community is able to fulfil their potential and to flourish in the wider world.

This is perfectly illustrated by academic life at CHS. We place a keen emphasis on learning as a developing process, providing pupils with success in external examinations whilst also instilling in them a desire, and capacity, to further their academic interests outside of the classroom, and the ability  to think creatively and critically about the world around them.

Developing the rounded individual who has the skills to manage themselves, whilst appreciating their role as a member of wider communities is key to the pastoral life at CHS. In addition, the extensive range of co-curricular activities available means that pupils are able to gain experiences essential to their wider personal and social development.

A distinctive feature of a CHS education is the way in which it genuinely blends the academic, pastoral and active elements to develop young people who are aspirational for themselves but also aware of their place in the world, and therefore able to move forward with the necessary blend of confidence and awareness to be successful in whatever they choose to do.

I hope that you are keen to learn more about CHS, and the opportunities which it could provide for your child; I strongly recommend that you read the report from our latest (April 2017) inspection here and visit the school in person.

I look forward to meeting you.

Neil Smith