Chelmsford County High School for Girls

Chelmsford County High School for Girls is one of the United Kingdom’s leading state schools for girls. Since its foundation in 1906 the School has been proud to offer education of the highest standard and the broadest possible opportunities to its students. Inspired by its vision of ‘developing the leaders of tomorrow’, the School is committed to the pursuit of excellence and the development of international understanding. Every student is encouraged to fulfil her potential and leave the school able to make a significant contribution to both the local and global communities.

The school is rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted - testimony to the excellence of teaching and learning as well as to the support and challenge offered. The curriculum in Years 7 to 11 is inspired by the philosophy of the IB and a wide range of subjects are offered within the Diploma. The teaching of languages is a priority. A wide range of language options are on offer; these are taught in the new Languages Centre. The School is also distinguished by the number of students studying Science subjects to the highest level. In all subjects our students have an excellent record of gaining places at leading universities and of achieving the very best degree results.

The School has a hugely vibrant extra-curricular life; all students are expected to participate in this. There are some 30 student led societies available to Sixth Formers as well as a wide range of opportunities for music, sport and community service. This provision ensures that students develop leadership skills and intellectual and social confidence in a supportive single-sex environment.

The school is located in central Chelmsford; Chelmsford is one of Britain’s newest cities and the county town of Essex. The staff and student body come from a wide variety of backgrounds; the school community is a diverse and stimulating environment in which to study. CCHS welcomes applicants from those with a right to a state funded education in Britain; all applicants are expected to be able to access a curriculum delivered in English.

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