In The Community
"Pupils believe that their proudest achievements are in the amount of money they raise each year for charity, both local and overseas, and their voluntary work in the community." - ISI Inspection, April 2017
From its foundation in 1855 to the present day, Cheadle Hulme School has been fully committed to servicing the wider community, both locally and further afield. Our staff and students are involved in a wide range of activities, including actively supporting local, national and international charities, teaching and mentoring for students from local schools, teacher training workshops and sharing facilities. The School provides financial support for boys and girls who meet the entry requirements but whose families are unable to afford the fees. Bursarial support may cover up to 100% of School fees.
Through participating in charity work students learn to value, serve and enrich their community - a philosophy that will stay with them forever.
Each year the Junior School holds an annual Charity Day to raise funds for national and international charities nominated by the students. The Day is organised wholly by the students, giving them valuable experience in planning, organisational and team work skills, as well as raising awareness of charitable causes.
All charitable work in the Senior School is overseen by The Charities Committee who meet on a fortnightly basis to co-ordinate events across the School and promote the impact of the charitable work to the wider School community.
The School has enjoyed an association with a Community School in The Gambia since 1998 and this remains an on-going focus for School-wide charitable activities. Over the years, students have raised funds to repair the school building, build a well and buy furniture and equipment for the students.
The Thorn Grove Partnership was established in 2004 thanks to generous support from The Oglesby Charitable Trust. CHS students and staff visit Thorn Grove Primary School on a weekly basis and run a wide range of activities for the students, including an Origami Club, Drama and Football. CHS also hosts the annual sports day for Thorn Grove.
CHS also runs a ‘Science Outreach Programme’ for Year 5 pupils from local primary schools. The Programme sees Year 5 pupils visit Cheadle Hulme School for a series of practical science lessons and is generously supported by The Oglesby Charitable Trust who supports our commitment to inspire young people in the study of science.
CHS also invites local schools to attend author visits, Football, Hockey, Tennis and Cricket coaching sessions, Classics workshops, Drama performances, Music practicals, the Annual Heritage Day and lectures and conferences for teachers and parents.
A partnership with the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital sees Sixth Form students spending time working on homework and art projects with patients in the clinical research facility.
Cheadle Hulme School is a member of the Altius Teaching Alliance, which is led by Cheadle Hulme High School. Our participation provides us with great interaction and cooperation with local schools, especially in supporting the training and professional development of teachers. This partnership includes Altrincham College of Arts, Gorsey Bank Primary School, Hursthead Junior School, The Kingsway School, The Pendlebury Centre Moat House, Preistnall, and Marple Hall School, along with Manchester Metropolitan University.
The Cheadle Hulme School Green Committe, made up of students and staff, meets regularly to consider ways of cutting gas and electricity usage, analysing patterns of travel to School and ways in which students can be encouraged to cycle, walk or use public transport.
School buildings and facilities, in particular our sporting facilities, are regularly made available for use by local comunity groups at a reasonable rate. These are overseen by CHS Enterprises Ltd.
Cheadle Hulme Neighbourhood
Our vision is to engage and foster productive, long-term relationships with our neighbours and local community, as well as local Schools and businesses. We hope to achieve this by sharing ideas with community groups and providing our neighbours with opportunities to benefit from, participate in or contribute to School life.
The School regularly works with the Hulme Hall Area Neighbourhood Voice to share news, discuss plans and work together on resolving issues. If you would like to sign up to their newsletter please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.