- Chase High School
Chase High School Motto Inspiration, Excellence, Achievement Established 2006, on the site of former Prittlewell Technology Collage Type Secondary School Religion Mixed Headteacher Denise Allen Chair Chair of governors - Terry Tarf Location Prittlewell Chase
Local authority Southend-on-Sea Students 980 Gender mixed Ages 11–18 Colours Blue / White Website Chase High Website
The school opened in 2006 on the site of the former Prittlewell Technology College, and opened a new extension in April 2009, which included dance and drama studios, an independent learning centre and a cafeteria which features fingerprint recognition for students making purchases.
The school grounds cover over 10 acres of land, and has three main buildings. A new sixth form block has recently been built, which includes up to date vocational education facilities and resources including hairdressing and beauty therapy alongside an up to date registration swipe system and modern fitness suite.
The School has a small playing field that is marked during the winter and spring term with a Rugby Pitch and then an Athletics track during the summer term. There is a large outside hard surfaced area that holds 5 tennis courts and 4 netball courts, and has a multi use indoor sports hall marked for one 5-a-side football, one basketball, four badminton, one volleyball court(s) and two cricket nets
The School also has a partnership with PlayFootball Southend, this is a brand new £2m, purpose built football venue that opened in 2007.
With 8 outdoor floodlit 5-a-side pitches and a full size training pitch that can also be split into 4 x 7-a-side or 2x 9-a-side pitches all equipped with an artificial 3rd generation, rubber crumb cushioned compound surface. The same surface as used by Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich's training academies.
According to BBC figures, the school has performed relatively poorly in comparison with local and national averages in GCSE examinations previously, however this has improved constantly and consistently with 76% of all students gaining five or more A* - C grades at GCSE level in 2010, which is a significant increase compared to 51% achieved in 2009. 37% of students also achieved five or more passes at grade A* - C including English and Mathematics. Additionally, 94% of students achieved 5 or more A* to G grades which will see many of the students returning to Chase High Sixth Form to continue their studies. There were many successes from the students, including one individual attaining the equivalent of five A*’s, seven A’s and one C from a collection of GCSE’s and BTEC results.
Chase High School 2010 GCSE Results
Qualification Percentage 5+ A* - C 76% 5+ A* - C (including Mathematics and English) 37% 5+ A* - G 94% 5+ A* - G (including Mathematics and English) 91% 1+ A* - G 98%
A recent Ofsted 2010—11 subject survey inspection on citizenship throughout the school with the evidence used to inform judgement's made included: interviews with students and staff; scrutiny of relevant documentation; analysis of students’ work; and observation of lessons. led to the inspector (Tony Gallagher) finding and stating that:
"the overall effectiveness of citizenship is good."
"Achievement in citizenship is good"
"The quality of teaching in citizenship is good"
"Leadership and management in citizenship are good"
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- ^ "Chase High School: Our School - Our Development". Chase High School. http://www.chasehigh.southend.sch.uk/OurSchools-Development.html. Retrieved 2009-04-28.
- ^ Katy Islip (9 April 2009). "Chase High's new building opens". Echo. http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/local_news/southend/4277994.The_thrill_of_the_new_look_Chase___/. Retrieved 2009-04-28.
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