The Autumn Term has been a fantastic start to the academic year at Cheadle Hulme High School (CHHS), with lots of exciting things going on! To end what has been a brilliant year, we have wrapped up some of the highlights from the past few months.


CHHS named Northwest comprehensive school of the year 2024

We’ve had a lot to celebrate this term as a school, from becoming a Language Hub School to receiving the Artsmark Platinum Award.

Earlier this month, we were thrilled to be recognised in The Times and The Sunday Times Parent Power listing as the ‘Northwest Comprehensive School of the Year 2024’.

The Times and The Sunday Times Parent Power 2024 ranking of Cheadle Hulme High School.

These achievements are thanks to the incredible commitment and hard work of not just our staff, but our students too.

We’re so proud of our whole school community for their achievements this term, and are delighted to receive such prestigious recognition.


Celebrating creativity with The Big Draw

Cheadle Hulme High School was a hive of creativity in October as students took part in the Big Draw 2023.

Cheadle Hulme High School celebrates the Big Draw 2023

From dance drawing and light painting to photography sculptures and collaborative clay, there were plenty of things to get involved in.

Students thoroughly enjoyed expressing themselves and trying out new forms of art!

Mike Phelan delivers football masterclass to Sixth Form students

We’ve had some memorable visits this term, but one in particular had everyone talking!

Sixth Form students had the amazing opportunity to meet Former Manchester United Assistant Manager, Mike Phelan, and take part in a football masterclass.

Mike Phelan stands with Cheadle Hulme Sixth Form students.

Mike coached students as they made their way through different drills and penalty shootouts.

Off the pitch, they took part in theoretical analysis sessions and were given valuable insights by Mike and the team into the range of jobs available across the industry.

This experience was incredibly special for our Sixth Formers and Elite Pathway students, and one we’re sure they won’t forget any time soon!


Sixth Former speaks in House of Commons

In November, Cheadle Hulme Sixth Form student Rodrigo Palmer visited Parliament as part of his commitments to the British Youth Council.

He gave a powerful speech in the chamber as an elected member of UKYP, where he outlined the importance of providing free school meals to children in the UK.

Cheadle Hulme Sixth Form student and Member of UK Youth Parliament, Rodrigo Palmer stands in the Sixth Form building in front of a wall that reads: "It is not where you start but how high you aim that matters for success"

Cheadle Hulme Sixth Form student and Member of UK Youth Parliament, Rodrigo Palmer

We’d like to congratulate Rodrigo once again for his eloquent speech and for representing Stockport Youth Council!

Another fantastic year for the Photography Calendar competition

This term, students and staff have been competing to take the best photo for our annual Photography Calendar competition.
This was a tough competition with almost 800 entries sent in, but after much deliberation, 12 winners were selected to feature in the calendar.

A shot of a variety of bright neon lights and signs at Guys & Dolls at the Bridge Theatre in London. Taken by Patrick in Year 11, the overall winner of the Cheadle Hulme High School Photography Calendar Competition 2024.

The overall winner was Patrick in Year 11, with this fantastic shot.

Thank you to everyone who submitted a photo, the calendars are available for purchase on ParentPay for £4.

Festivities take over the school

In the lead up to Christmas, we’ve all been getting into the Christmas spirit! Staff enjoyed wreath-making and creating decorations, and students blew us away with their talented performances in our Winter Wonderland music concert.

Staff at Cheadle Hulme High School hold up wreaths they have made.

As a final festive bit of fun, students in all year groups have been enjoying watching our staff Christmas Pantomime!

Staff took to the stage and gave their own modern-day interpretation of A Christmas Carol, which was full of singing, dancing, and some impressive dramatic talent!

Cheadle Hulme High School and Sixth Form staff pose on the stairs in their pantomime costumes.



And that’s a wrap!

We hope you enjoyed looking back at just some of the highlights from the first term of this academic year. From all of us at CHHS, we wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!