The Whitby High School
Cheshire West and Chester, United Kingdom
About The Whitby High School
The Whitby High School is a Specialist Technology College (Design, Mathematics & Science) situated in Ellesmere Port. It is an 11 – 18 mixed comprehensive Foundation School with approximately 1600 pupils on roll. The annual intake is around 280. The Sixth Form has 244 students.
The school is pleasantly situated at the south end of the Wirral Peninsular some 5 miles from Chester and about 20 miles from Liverpool. Although we are adjacent to open countryside, communications are excellent. We are 2 miles from the M53 to North Wirral, 4 miles from the M56 to Manchester, with link-up to the M6 north and south, whilst North Wales, where some of our staff reside, is 8 miles away, easily accessible via Chester, the Queensferry and Wrexham by-passes.
The present School was formed in 1974 when 2 Grammar Schools for boys and girls joined together and accepted a first comprehensive intake. As a result the school comprises of 2 separate main buildings although we are all on a single site. Since reorganisation the School has continued to enjoy the high reputation it has established over the years. Accommodation may be judged to be traditional by present day standards (built 1957 – 1963).
The buildings are functional, rather than attractive but investment has ensured that they remain in good order. We are fortunate to have expansive attractive grounds with acres of playing fields and a large number of mature trees.
Departments are generally grouped in suites of classrooms. Specialist accommodation is good and includes technology rooms, science laboratories, 2 assembly halls, reprographics centre, 2 gymnasia and a P.F.I. Sports Hall. Access to computers is good and all departments use ICT within the curriculum.