Cannock Chase High School
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|Cannock Chase High School|
|Department for Education URN||137384 Tables|
|Headteacher||Mr Ian Turnbull|
|Age||11 to 18|
|Former name||Cannock Grammar School|
Cannock Chase High School is the largest high school serving the Cannock Chase district with 1,500 pupils in attendance. The school is situated just north of the town centre, towards Blackfords, east of Cannock Chase Hospital.
The school has recently[when?] been re-awarded specialist science school status, specialising in both science and mathematics.
In 2011 it converted to Academy Status.
Cannock Grammar School opened in September 1955 as a coeducational grammar school. The sixth form opened in September 1959. By 1962 it had 650 boys and girls. Next door was Calving Hill Secondary Modern School.
The school changed its name to Chenet Comprehensive in 1976, when it switched from a Grammar to a Comprehensive system. In 1986 Chenet Comprehensive school merged with neighbouring Sherbrook School, on Hednesford Road. The school became Cannock Chase High School.
Cannock Chase High School continues to produce excellent grades and also gained high OFSTED results in 2009, where the overall rating of the mainstream school was Good, and the sixth-form being awarded an Excellent in recognition of the school's success in AS and A-Level examinations.
In 2012 under headteacher Barrie Scott its GCSE results hit an all-time high, putting it as the best school in the area, and above the national average. The A level results continue to perform well, and in 2012 25% of the upper sixth were successful in getting a place at a top UK university.
Notable former pupilsEdit
- Ritch Battersby, drummer in The Wildhearts
- Stanley Victor Collymore, former footballer and pundit for Talksport
- Steve Edge, comedian and actor