Chorlton High School

Manchester, United Kingdom

Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 16 years

About Chorlton High School

Chorlton High School is part of the Prospere Learning Trust, which believes in working collaboratively to ensure the best outcomes and life chances for students. The Trust operates five secondary mainstream schools, two secondary special schools and one primary and secondary combined special school. The Trust welcomed MEA and MEAC in April 2020, bringing our combined pupil capacity to 4,750.

Chorlton High School : Successful, Creative, Happy

Chorlton High School is a vibrant and truly comprehensive school that prides itself on being a centre of learning excellence for the Chorlton community. We are a rapidly developing, diverse and innovative academy with an excellent academic record. We are a mixed, multi-cultural and multi-faith school catering for 1,500 students aged 11-16 and are proud to be at the heart of our local community. 

The schools last full Ofsted Inspection, September 2011, highlighted many outstanding features whilst their recent short visit, July 2016, commented on the high quality teaching, curriculum and safeguarding within the school. The school’s academic record is a credit to the relentless commitment of students, parents and staff. We work closely with students at an individual level to ensure the fulfilment of their academic potential, whilst providing rich and diverse cultural and social experiences. We are proud of our students, past and present, who leave us as well-rounded, confident and respectful citizens.

Facilities in all curriculum areas are outstanding and enable students to access learning experiences of the highest quality on a daily basis. Complementing this is Chorlton High School's talented, dedicated and diligent team of staff, who make creativity, happiness and success central to every student’s daily experience. Excellent teaching and learning is at the heart of all that we do. We are a designated Teaching School and one of the lead schools in the Manchester Teaching School Alliance. Our ambitious, imaginative and cutting edge practice provides exemplary experiences and outcomes for our students and we share our innovative strategies regularly across the city, region and in the national arena to promote achievement and excellence for all. 

We are committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding practitioners onto our teaching and our support teams to ensure that our students achieve their very best and are led by happy, dedicated and highly skilled staff developing academic excellence with creative flair! As part of this commitment we ensure ongoing training and personalised development for all staff. We have an exciting calendar of CPD training events; active and motivating sessions focused on Teaching and Learning, student attainment and staff well-being. 

The value that we place in our staff is reflected in the fact that we are extremely proud to hold the Investors In People Award and have gained national recognition for our commitment to professional development and research.  

Working for Us 


Prospere Learning Trust offers a variety of employee benefits, including;

 • a commitment to continuous professional development for all colleagues 

• membership to Bupa Wellbeing which allows employees to claim money back for health expenses such as prescriptions and dental treatments 

• discounts on high street brands 

• employee assistance programme, offering advice and counselling on personal and work-related problems including stress, bereavement and money management  

• Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) contributions and Teacher Pension Scheme (TPS) contributions  

The Trust has also chosen to adopt the national agreement for the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC). 

Living in Manchester 

Manchester is popular for its diverse culture, lively nightlife, renowned music scene and world class football.  The city is home to an exciting retail scene with well-known brands such as Harvey Nichols and Selfridges in the city centre as well as vintage boutiques and independent stores in the Northern Quarter. 

The nearby Trafford Centre, one of the largest shopping centres in Europe, has a Lego Land, Sea Life Centre and Chill Factore leisure facilities.  

There are also a number of excellent museums and art galleries to visit, including The Whitworth, which has been named museum of the year 2020 and the Museum of Science and Industry, with galleries dedicated to industry, motoring, air travel and railways.  

Manchester’s food and drink culture is thriving with both inexpensive options to fine dining and afternoon tea.   

For the more outdoors person, the Peak District is less than an hour’s drive away and is great for a day out in the countryside.

Equality Statement

Prospere Learning Trust is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community where we can be ourselves and succeed on merit. The Trust endeavors to ensure employees, students and third party suppliers are treated with dignity and respect. We offer a range of inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and support services to support our staff.

Safeguarding Children 

Prospere Learning Trust is committed to the safeguarding of children, and promotion of their welfare. All staff are expected to share this commitment. All Trust appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, checks of professional status and receipt of references.

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Address: Nell Lane, Chorlton-cum-hardy, Manchester, Lancashire, M21 7SL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 161 882 1150
What people say about us

Working at Chorlton High School has given me so many opportunities to progress, both in terms of my teaching and with my role in the wider school. There is a clear drive for excellence, which pushes forward teaching and learning and student achievement.

- Teacher of History

CHS has provided me with a great platform to develop my teaching career thanks to its NQT programme and the supportive staff with different levels of experience who are always happy to help.


Being a teacher at Chorlton High School means that I am part of a vibrant, encouraging and dynamic school. Chorlton pushes the bounds of education and makes sure that all pupils, regardless of background, have every opportunity to learn and succeed.

- Teacher of Maths

From day one, I have had excellent support in terms of my own career development, particularly with NQT and RQT programmes. Staff are very supportive as a school and we all come together to ensure that students are creative, successful and happy.

- Teacher of PE