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Previously it was Ronald Reagan whose words of wisdom set the tone for this Welcome. Now it is the turn of Winston Churchill:

‘Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.’

Unlocking the potential of young people is the stuff of a great education – as is fostering a passion for learning that will last a lifetime. Personal development, wonder, creativity and self-belief are at the centre of an excellent school and are qualities which Cheadle Hulme School has been nurturing for many years.

To unlock a young person’s potential, a school needs to offer challenge and opportunity, both to its pupils and to itself. Here at CHS, we are committed to providing the very best education - an education that will prepare our students for their adult lives. It is why we have developed a Ten Year Strategic Plan which sets out our vision and priorities for the next few years; it is why we have introduced the first stage of an invigorated 11-13 curriculum, promoting specific skills as well as content; it is why we have begun to shape the CHS Learner Profile – recognising that there is more to a great school than academic performance (Thinking); there is also engagement with co-curricular activities (Doing), the development of emotional intelligence (Feeling) and a commitment to supporting others (Giving).

Cheadle Hulme School is a great school.

We aim to foster the very best attributes in our pupils: endeavour, integrity, decency. Exams and outcomes matter, but equally important is what is learnt about how to work, how to grow and live with others, how to broaden ourselves. That is why we have always been co-educational; learning needs to be real and contextual. Boys and girls learning side by side, questioning, challenging and listening to one another, is real learning.

Comparisons to other schools are inevitable; CHS stands proud of its academic record, which has strengthened year on year; we are also proud of the pupils’ accomplishments in music, the arts, sports, outdoor education, community service and leadership.

The website aims to capture the flavour of the school – to reflect its personality and vision through the news stories, the articles, the pictures and the reports. Whether you are an Old Waconian, a prospective parent, a current parent, a pupil or someone completely new to the school, I hope that our website gives you the information that you need.

To find out more about our vision for CHS, please refer to our Mission statement and our 10 Year Strategic Plan. To discover it for yourselves first hand, please visit us. We will be delighted to meet with you.

Lucy Pearson
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