Chelmsford County High School for Girls

Essex, United Kingdom

Location: Essex, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Girls
Age range: 11 - 18 years

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.   The School expanded to 5 forms of entry in 2015 in response to increasing demand for grammar school places in the area, over 1,300 girls sit our entrance test each year. 

The School has been awarded a substantial grant to expand by an additional form of entry from September 2020. This is conditional to the School developing its existing strategies of working with local primary schools to encourage and support girls from disadvantaged backgrounds sitting our entrance test and securing a place.   


Mr Stephen Lawlor  

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.   

Ofsted report 

“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.” 

View Chelmsford County High School for Girls' latest Ofsted report

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Address: Broomfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1RW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1245 352592
What people say about us

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
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