Our Amazing Campaign
CHS has always been a beacon of opportunity. Our School was founded on the principle of helping young people gain the best start in life. Over the years, the School has had to adapt to changing economic, political and social trends and now sits proudly as an independent, co-educational day School. However, we have not forgotten our heritage nor our founding ethos and the School remains committed to ensuring that it remains accessible to all.
Since 2012 alone, we have raised over £4 million for disadvantaged young people and around 10% of our pupils receive some form of bursarial support. But we now we want to go further.
Our ambition is to grow the level of the Bursary Fund to £5 million and enable more deserving young people to attend CHS.
Our new focus will be on funding Transformational Bursaries, which will be offered to the most vulnerable young people in our local area. Some of these will come from deprived or challenging backgrounds, others from failing schools or may live in areas of Greater Manchester where life chances are limited. Our aim is to fund 3 new students each year for the next 5 years who stand out as being able to gain most from, and contribute most to a CHS education.
Over the last 18 months we have been working with local state schools and charities to identify young people who will make the most of these incredible opportunities. Each young person will receive 110% bursaries designed to make a transformational impact, allowing them to fulfil their potential and pursue anything they aspire to.
As well as fees, the bursaries cover all the additional costs associated with a CHS education, including uniform, an iPad, lunches, travel costs and support for a number of trips during their time at CHS. Each student would also have a dedicated pastoral support programme to ensure they fully integrate into life at CHS.
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How you have helped
A Year Nine student proves that extraordinary achievements can be made, despite a difficult start in life, when there is help available;
“After spending my early years in care, I was adopted along with my siblings. I attended the local state primary school, and after a shaky start I began to love learning, particularly reading. One of my teachers spoke to my parents and suggested I sit the exam for Cheadle Hulme School.
We were always aware of CHS as we live locally, but knew that whilst it would give me the chance to accomplish more, it wouldn’t be an option without financial support.
Thanks to the Bursary Fund, I am loving my education and the opportunities open to me. I play hockey, sing in the choir, and have been abroad on a school trip. My friends know I am on a Bursary but I have never been made to feel any different. People talk about the CHS family, and it really does exist.
I’ve learnt more about the Bursary Fund and the fact that former students give back to their old school. My family and I think it’s an amazing thing to do to improve others’ prospects and are so grateful to the Old Waconians who have contributed to enable me to attend CHS”.**
**some details of this case study have been modified to protect the privacy of our pupil.