Headteacher’s Welcome Message

I am extremely proud to introduce and welcome you to Chatsmore Catholic High School.

I am extremely proud to introduce you to Chatsmore Catholic High School.
Chatsmore is a small and successful over-subscribed school, that offers a Christian education to students of all abilities from the ages of 11 to 16 years.

Our aim is simple, we want to be the best school in the country. This means that we can ‘hand on heart’ say that our students get a better deal than if they attended another school.
This year we were delighted that our GCSE results increased by 14%, despite the implementation of new tougher GCSEs. 70% of all students achieved a Grade 4 (equivalent to a C grade) or higher in both English and Maths. Several of our departments achieved 100% 4+, with our highest ability students achieving straight Grade 7, 8 and 9s (equivalent to A* or A grades) in all of their exams. These results are an important first step but the best is yet to come, we are confident that our results in 2018/2019 will be even more impressive.

At Chatsmore we provide a nurturing environment of love, respect and discipline, so that all students can develop their gifts and talents and achieve their God-given potential. We expect our students to work hard, behave well, dress smartly and pursue excellence in all that they do inside and outside of the classroom. Our culture is one of high expectations in all that we do.

In March 2018, we were judged by Ofsted as ‘Good’ in all categories. This report is overwhelmingly positive about the journey the school has been on for the last year and confirms the staff, governors, students and parents’ absolute commitment to reach ‘Outstanding’ within one year. This is an exciting time for the school and our recent success is already breeding further success and aspiration.
As a Catholic School, Chatsmore is founded on Gospel values and we are blessed to have the support of our deanery priests who regularly come into the school to lead Masses and other liturgies. At Chatsmore, every individual is highly valued and our care and concern for others is central to our mission.

Alongside our strong academic performance we have a rich programme of extra-curricular opportunities, including overseas travel, theatre and museum visits, live music events and taster days at universities. We also support charities both locally and overseas. Last year a group of students completed the ‘Three Peaks Challenge’ and raised over £6000 for St Barnabas House in the process.

Our students leave well equipped to face the demands of an ever changing world and do so with confidence and hope for the future, as they have flourished spiritually, academically and socially during their time at Chatsmore.

I now invite you to experience Chatsmore first-hand by visiting us and I look forward to meeting you in the future.

Mr Byrne