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  • #1 in Best Secondary Schools in High Peak

    Chapel-en-le-Frith High School

    Chapel-en-le-Frith High School is a well-rounded secondary school with a strong emphasis on academic and vocational subjects. With a skilled and committed headteacher leading the way, the school offers good quality teaching and provides a safe and nurturing environment for students. The school boasts outstanding pupil behavior and effective safeguarding arrangements. However, there is room for improvement in supporting disadvantaged pupils to fulfill their potential and in the precision of progress analysis and evaluation by leaders. Overall, Chapel-en-le-Frith High School is a good school that prioritizes the personal development and welfare of its students.
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  • #2 in Best Secondary Schools in High Peak

    St Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy

    St Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy is a co-educational secondary school located in High Peak, East Midlands. With a student-teacher ratio of 19:1 and a dedicated team of teachers, the school offers a nurturing and supportive environment for students aged 11-16. As a Roman Catholic school, it instills strong values and provides a well-rounded education. The school's overall grade of Good in the Ofsted report highlights its commitment to excellence in education, while the strong exam results demonstrate the academic success of its students. With a focus on personal development and leadership, St Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy prepares its students for a bright future.
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  • #3 in Best Secondary Schools in High Peak

    New Mills School

    New Mills School is a co-ed secondary school located in New Mills, East Midlands. With a student-teacher ratio of 18:1, our dedicated staff provides a supportive learning environment for our 611 students, aged 11-16. We offer a diverse curriculum with a focus on academic achievement, evidenced by our 39% of students achieving Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs. While our overall effectiveness requires improvement according to Ofsted, we are proud of our previous inspection grade of Good and strive to continuously enhance the quality of education, behaviour, and personal development at our school.
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  • Glossopdale School

    Glossopdale School is a co-ed secondary school located in Hadfield, High Peak. With a strong commitment to diversity, the school fosters an environment where every student feels loved and cared for. They prioritize academic and personal success, supporting students in reaching their full potential. With a focus on nurturing aspirations, they provide opportunities and challenges to help students become the best versions of themselves.
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  • Hope Valley College

    Hope Valley College is a secondary school located in Hope, East Midlands. Established in 2019, the school offers a co-ed education for students aged 11-18. With a student teacher ratio of 17:1 and a dedicated team of 30.9 full-time teachers, students receive personalized attention and support. The college has a diverse student body, with a balanced gender ratio and a small percentage of students for whom English is not their first language. Additionally, the school provides a nurturing environment for students with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD). Hope Valley College is committed to academic excellence and offers a sixth form for further education. With 64% of students eligible for free school meals, the college also prioritizes inclusivity and support for families from different socio-economic backgrounds.
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  • St Thomas More Catholic Voluntary Academy

    St Thomas More Catholic Voluntary Academy is a co-educational secondary school located in High Peak, East Midlands. With a student teacher ratio of 20:1, the school offers a supportive learning environment for students aged 11-16. As a Roman Catholic school, it focuses on nurturing students' spiritual development alongside academic achievement. The school has a diverse student population, with 79% of students eligible for free school meals and 9.9% receiving SEN support. With a grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs achieved by 47% of students, St Thomas More strives for academic excellence and provides resources to enhance students' learning experience.
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  • Peak School

    Peak School is an all-through co-educational school located in Chinley, East Midlands. With a student teacher ratio of 8:1, our dedicated staff provide individualized attention to ensure academic success. We offer a nurturing environment for students aged 2-19, including those with special educational needs. Our small school size fosters a close-knit community where every child is supported and their unique potential is celebrated. With a commitment to inclusive education, we cater to a range of SEN types, promoting inclusion and diversity. At Peak School, we strive to create a supportive and enriching learning experience for all students.
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  • Arnfield Independent School

    Arnfield Independent School is a secondary school located in Tintwistle, East Midlands. With a small student body of 12 students, the school offers a co-ed education for students aged 11-17. The school specializes in providing support for students with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs and Moderate Learning Difficulties. With a Good overall effectiveness rating from Ofsted, the school focuses on academic excellence and personal development, ensuring that every student receives the care and support they need to succeed.
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  • The Meadows

    The Meadows is an outstanding secondary school for girls aged 11-18, located in Beech Lane, Chapel-en-le-Frith. With a focus on social, emotional, and mental health support, the school provides a safe and nurturing environment for students. Pupils at The Meadows make outstanding progress, thanks to the high expectations set by the headteacher and the carefully planned lessons delivered by dedicated teachers. The school offers a broad and balanced curriculum, ensuring a well-rounded education. Pupils' conduct and attitudes to learning are exemplary, resulting in outstanding outcomes. However, there is room for improvement in updating policies and establishing links with other schools to share good practices.
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  • Buxton Community School

    Buxton Community School is a secondary school located in High Peak, East Midlands. With a dedicated and experienced headteacher, Mr Craig Yates, the school has been providing quality education since its founding in 2023. The school offers education for students aged 11-18, ensuring a comprehensive learning experience. With a co-educational environment and a focus on inclusivity, Buxton Community School aims to nurture students academically, socially, and emotionally. The school also provides a sixth form option for students looking to continue their education beyond secondary school. With a student population of 1331, parents can be assured of a supportive and thriving community for their children's education.
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Schools Nearby High Peak

  • St Anselm's School

    St Anselm's School is an all-through co-educational boarding school located in Bakewell, East Midlands. With a history dating back to 1948, the school offers a comprehensive education for students aged 2-13 years. Led by Headteacher Mr Frank Thompson, St Anselm's School provides a nurturing and inclusive environment with a small student-to-teacher ratio. The school offers various scholarships, discounts, and bursaries, making it accessible for families from different backgrounds. With a focus on SEN support, the school aims to meet the individual needs of every student. St Anselm's School prioritizes academic achievement as evidenced by their impressive exam results, including an average EBacc point score of 5.36 in KS4 2019.
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  • Lady Manners School

    Lady Manners School is a reputable and well-established secondary school located in Bakewell, East Midlands. With a student-to-teacher ratio of 17:1, the school provides a nurturing and supportive environment for students aged 11-18. The school's strong focus on academic excellence is evident through its impressive exam results, with 56% of students achieving Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs in 2019. Additionally, the school's commitment to personal development and outstanding leadership ensures that students thrive both academically and personally.
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  • Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School

    Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School is an outstanding secondary school located in Dronfield, East Midlands. With a student-teacher ratio of 17:1, the school offers a co-ed environment for students aged 11-18. The school prides itself on its exceptional academics, as reflected in its A+ grades across various categories including teaching, outcomes, and leadership. With a strong focus on personal development and welfare, the school provides a nurturing environment for students to excel. The school also offers an outstanding sixth form program and has a diverse and inclusive community. Overall, Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School is dedicated to providing excellence in education and ensuring that every student reaches their full potential.
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  • Brookfield Community School

    Brookfield Community School is a secondary school located in Chesterfield, East Midlands. With a student-teacher ratio of 15:1 and a co-ed environment, the school provides a supportive and inclusive learning environment for students aged 11-18. Despite some areas requiring improvement, the school has shown significant progress in recent years, with high attainment and improved safeguarding arrangements. The school aims to provide a clear vision for its students and has an improving governance structure. With a focus on personal development and academic achievement, Brookfield Community School strives to help students reach their full potential.
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  • St Mary's Catholic High School, A Catholic Voluntary Academy

    St. Mary's Catholic High School, A Catholic Voluntary Academy, is an outstanding school with a clear ethos and high expectations for all students. With exemplary behaviour and courteousness among students, the school offers a nurturing environment where students make outstanding progress academically and spiritually. The school's strong leadership and management ensure exceptional achievement of pupils and quality teaching, making it an ideal choice for parents seeking a high-quality education for their children.
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  • Ashgate Croft School

    Ashgate Croft School is a co-ed all-through school located in Chesterfield, East Midlands. With a student teacher ratio of 6:1, the school offers a supportive learning environment for students aged 4-19 with moderate and severe learning difficulties. Led by Ms Jennifer Dodds, the school has a dedicated team of teachers and assistants. Over 66% of students are eligible for free school meals, reflecting the inclusive nature of the school. English is not the first language for 3.40% of students.
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  • Highfields School

    Highfields School is a co-educational secondary school located in Matlock Town, East Midlands. Led by Mr Andrew Marsh, the school was founded in 2021 and offers education for students aged 11-18. With a total of 1250 students, the school provides a diverse and inclusive learning environment. Highfields School has a strong focus on supporting students with special educational needs, ensuring that every child receives the necessary resources and assistance to thrive academically.
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  • Outwood Academy Newbold

    Outwood Academy Newbold is a vibrant secondary school located in Chesterfield, East Midlands. With a student-teacher ratio of 21:1, our dedicated staff provide excellent support and guidance to ensure every student reaches their full potential. Our outstanding leadership and management ensure a safe and nurturing learning environment where personal development and welfare are highly valued. With good overall effectiveness and impressive exam results, including 50% of students achieving grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs, we offer a high-quality education for students aged 11-18.
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  • Parkside Community School

    Parkside Community School is a co-educational secondary school located in Boythorpe, Chesterfield. With a dedicated and experienced staff led by Mr Ben Riggott, the school provides a nurturing environment for students aged 11-16. With its commitment to inclusivity, Parkside offers a range of support for students with special educational needs. Join our community of 600 students and experience a well-rounded education.
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  • Whittington Green School

    Whittington Green School is a secondary school located in Chesterfield, East Midlands. With a student-teacher ratio of 16:1 and a student population of 469, the school emphasizes individualized attention and a supportive learning environment. The school focuses on personal development and offers support for students with special educational needs. Although the school requires improvement according to the most recent Ofsted report, it has a good record in behavior and attitudes. Parents can expect a safe and resourceful environment for their children at Whittington Green School.
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