The Whitby High School

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The Whitby High School
MottoesProgrediamur
"We Progress"
Established1956
TypeFoundation school
HeadteacherMr B. J. Heeley
Chairman of GovernorsM. Hogg
LocationSycamore Drive
Ellesmere Port
Cheshire
CH66 2NU
England
Local authorityCheshire West and Chester
DfE URN111429
OfstedReports
Students1626
GenderCoeducational (mixed)
Ages11–19
HousesHanover, Stuart, Tudor, Windsor, York
WebsiteThe Whitby High School- A Specialist Technology College
 
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The Whitby High School
MottoesProgrediamur
"We Progress"
Established1956
TypeFoundation school
HeadteacherMr B. J. Heeley
Chairman of GovernorsM. Hogg
LocationSycamore Drive
Ellesmere Port
Cheshire
CH66 2NU
England
Local authorityCheshire West and Chester
DfE URN111429
OfstedReports
Students1626
GenderCoeducational (mixed)
Ages11–19
HousesHanover, Stuart, Tudor, Windsor, York
WebsiteThe Whitby High School- A Specialist Technology College

Coordinates: 53°15′48″N 2°54′42″W / 53.26342°N 2.91168°W / 53.26342; -2.91168

The Whitby High School is a co-educational secondary foundation school[1], situated in Whitby, a suburb of Ellesmere Port.

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Admissions

It is maintained by the Cheshire West and Chester Local Education Authority. The school educates pupils from 11-18 as it has a Sixth Form. It is a specialist Technology College.[1] It is situated on the A5032 Chester Road. The area known as Whitby is further north along the road, and nearer to Ellesmere Port Catholic High School and Whitby Hall.

History

Grammar school

The Whitby High School was founded as a coeducational school until a girls' school was built next door in 1963. The new school became Ellesmere County Grammar School for Boys, being situated on Chester Road and had around 950 boys. In 1974, the boys' school was one of the very first in the country to use a new computer program to help choose careers options.

Girls' school

The girls' school was called Ellesmere Port Girls' Grammar School and was on Sycamore Drive. It had 850 girls, with 150 in the sixth form.

Comprehensive

Cheshire agreed to go comprehensive, in principle, in 1966. It became a co-educational comprehensive in 1974, being known as Whitby County Comprehensive School, then Whitby Comprehensive School. [2]

Academic performance

GCSE result 2011 are 3rd highest in the region with 89% 5 A*-C, while A level result are above the normal of the area.

Notable alumni

Ellesmere Port Grammar School / The Whitby High School

References

  1. ^ a b The Whitby High School, A Specialist Technology College
  2. ^ Royden, M.W. A History of The Whitby High School 1959-2009 (2009)

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