County High School Leftwich

County High School Leftwich
The County High School Leftwich
Established 1957 (1978)
Type Mixed comprehensive
Religion Secular
Headteacher Miss Julie Brandreth
Specialism Media arts
Location Granville Road
Local authority Cheshire West and Chester
DfE URN 111415
Ofsted Reports
Students 950
Gender Co-educational
Ages 11–16
Colours Claret and Blue
Website County High School Leftwich

Coordinates: 53°14′31″N 2°30′25″W / 53.2419°N 2.50708°W / 53.2419; -2.50708

The County High School Leftwich is a small sized Media Arts co-educational comprehensive school that serves approximately 950 students between 11 to 16 years of age. It is next to the A556 bypass at the A533 junction, and near the River Dane.



It is located in the district of Leftwich, Northwich in Cheshire, England. Children come here from neighbouring areas such as Moulton, Davenham, Leftwich, Kingsmead, Winsford, and Middlewich which form the schools local catchment area.


The school used to be known as the Northwich County Grammar School for Girls from 1957, a selective single sex school with provisions for boarding pupils, which had a sixth form.


The school was changed to a comprehensive in September 1978, with sixth form pupils from the school and the former Sir John Deane's Grammar School going to the new Sir John Deane's College. Essentially the two grammar schools were split into two comprehensives - one for ages 11-16 and the other for 16-18.

Academic performance

The school gets good GCSE results, well above the England average, and slightly above the Cheshire average. Results have steadily improved over the last 5 years. The 2011 Ofsted inspection reported the school as being good.


Northwich County Grammar School for Girls

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