Chelmsford County High School for Girls
Essex, United Kingdom
About Chelmsford County High School for Girls
Located in Chelmsford, Essex, Chelmsford County High School for Girls is a selective grammar school for girls aged 11-18. Founded in 1906, it currently has around 900 students.
In early 2011, Chelmsford County High School for Girls converted to academy status. It has seen extensive expansion and development over the years, and recently established a brand-new languages centre.
Ms Nicole Chapman
Values and vision
Chelmsford County High School for Girls has a wide catchment area and high standards for entry. The school does not produce an in-house entrance exam for prospective Year 7 students, instead using the CEM test also in use by a number of other grammar schools. Chelmsford County also accepts new entrants to its sixth form, with the admissions criteria here being based on GCSE results.
The secondary school has a strong reputation for academic excellence. It maintains this by providing its students with not only a high-quality core curriculum, but also a wide range of extra-curricular activities.
“The school makes excellent use of triple specialist status to improve facilities and curricular opportunities and to forge links with the local community. The school’s partnership with others is highly develop, particularly its links with business, industry and higher education. The school is a founder member of the Consortium for School Improvement, a local group that pioneered the ‘leading from the middle’ programme, which ensures that leadership is strong at all levels.”
I have really enjoyed the first term here, although there is a lot to learn! I have an extremely supportive department who have been great and made me feel very welcome. The girls are lovely, and I have not missed teaching boys like I thought I would!- New Teacher