Chapel-en-le-Frith High School

Chapel-en-le-Frith High School
Chapel-en-le-Frith High School
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The school logo
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Along the front of the school, towards reception
Motto Striving for Excellence
Established 1952 (1952)
Type Secondary
Religion Non denominational
Headteacher Simon Grieves
Deputy Headteacher Debbie Langford
Chair G A Nye Rowlands
Specialism Technology College
Location Long Lane
England England
Local authority Derbyshire County Council
DfE URN 112932
Ofsted Reports
Students 912
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–16
Houses Combs
Colours Black and Red
Publication Summit
UKPRN Number 10015122
Website Official website

Coordinates: 53°19′07″N 1°55′21″W / 53.3186°N 1.9224°W / 53.3186; -1.9224

Chapel-en-le-Frith High School is a mixed gender comprehensive school in Chapel-en-le-Frith in the county of Derbyshire, England. It serves pupils aged 11 to 16 from the town, from nearby Whaley Bridge, and the surrounding villages.



The school was established in 1952 as Long Lane Comprehensive. Its has since been renamed Chapel-en-le-Frith County Secondary School, and finally Chapel-en-le-Frith High School. In 2005 the school relocated to the other side of Long Lane, and the former site was redeveloped as the school's sports fields. The modern school is housed in a specially built one-piece building.

There have only been four headteachers to date,[1] Stuart Ash having left at the end of the 2010/11 academic year to be replaced by Simon Grieves.[2]


Admission is open to all students aged 11–16 residing in the catchment area. As of January 2010 the number of pupils on roll is 912.[3]

Academic performance

In 2010, 52% of the school's students achieved at least five A*–C GCSE results including maths and English. This was below the averages nationally and for the Derbyshire Local Education Authority, 55% and 53.4% respecitvely.[4] It does not have a sixth form, although it does have an adult education programme.

Daily life


The school uniform is a white polo shirt with the school emblem on the chest, a red stripe on the collar and sleeves; a black sweatshirt with the school emblem, and black trousers. It used to be a classic shirt-and-tie uniform, but changed when the school moved into the new building.


The four school houses (Bowden, Combs, Kinder and Hollins) are named after local hills in the area.

Dinner cards

The school restaurant operates a cash-free system where pupils 'top-up' a swipe card on a machine in order to pay for meals. This enables the students to pay for any meal quickly and efficiently. They can also be used to buy drinks and snacks at breaktime.

STEM day

Every year, the school holds an event called the STEM (Science, TEchnology and Maths) day where there are different displays and events relating to science. Some popular activities are building paper rockets and cooking.[5][6] The event is also officially recognized by the AA who place yellow signs around Chapel-en-le-Frith with directions to the school.


  • High Peak Constituency MP Andrew Bingham was a pupil at this school, when it was called Long Lane Comprehensive.[7]


External links

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