Spelling Bee Final


On Thursday 30th March, three of our Year 7 students (Maisey Brown, Evie Halsall and Erin Murray) travelled to Trinity Church of England High School in Manchester to compete in the North West Regional Final of the Routes into Languages Spelling Bee 2017.

Spelling bee

Due to the sheer number of students taking part in the competition from schools right across the North West, all competitors were divided into groups of around 30 students upon arrival for the First Round, to determine the top four spellers that would then move on to the second round to compete for a place in the National Final.

During this First Round, contestants had one minute to accurately say and spell out as many French or Spanish words as they could in target language and from memory.

Not only did our students have to learn 150 words in preparation for the competition, but they each had to compete in front of a panel of native speaker judges and verifiers in a classroom full of spectators! This was a daunting prospect for all contestants, but our three students from Tarporley rose to the challenge and performed exceptionally well, impressing the judges and their audience!

When it came to announcing the top four spellers from each language group, Maisey Brown’s name was called out for Spanish, and she went on to compete in the second round of the competition against even tougher competitors and an even bigger crowd! Maisey, once again, performed brilliantly under pressure, coming fourth overall and thus progressing to the National Final of the Spelling Bee, which will be held in Cambridge in July.

Spelling bee 1

We are extremely proud of the incredible achievements of all three of our students, and we wish Maisey the very best of luck for the final stage of the competition!

Next year, as part of their role as MFL Lead Learners, Maisey, Evie and Erin intend to help promote the Spelling Bee to our next cohort of Year 7 students, and guide them through the competition.

Spelling bee 2

Year 7 Foreign Language Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee Completed

On Friday 10th February, our fourteen Stage 1 winners listed below took part in the second round of the Year 7 Foreign Language Spelling Bee Competition, which involved them learning how to say and spell 100 words from memory in either French or Spanish.

Harriet Hassall

Megan Drinkall

Jodie Johnson

Evie Halsall

Leo Carr

Cameron Bott

Jessica Brady

Anna Slowik

Jack Barker

Bobbie Sumner

Maisey Brown

Florence Green

Erin Murray

Grace Rawcliffe

The 3 students who received the highest point scores will now move on to Stage 3 of the competition, The Regional Final, held in Manchester on Thursday 30th March 2017.  In this round, they will be tested on 150 words and will compete against Year 7 students from other schools in our local area.

The names of our 3 winners are:

Maisey Brown

Erin Murray

Evie Halsall

Congratulations and good luck to our Stage 3 Spelling Bee competitors, and a huge thank you to all fourteen Year 7 students who enthusiastically took part in this round of the competition, making it such a great success!

ResearchED Cheshire


Cheshire Vale Teaching Alliance host national ResearchED ‘Cheshire’ Conference

Cheshire Vale Teaching School Alliance (formed by lead school Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College) are delighted to announce that they will be hosting the first national ResearchED Conference to come to the northwest.  The conference will be held at Queen’s Park High School in Chester, on Saturday 18th March.

ResearchED conferences, founded by Tom Bennett and Helene Galdin-O’Shea, are grassroots networking and CPD events designed for all who are involved or interested in education – teachers, leaders, governors, practitioners and providers of all kinds.  The events attract a broad range of high profile speakers from across the educational spectrum and this event is no exception.

Headteacher at Queen’s Park High School Lyndsay Watterson said “It is a privilege to be able to welcome such a prestigious event in the world of education to our school and to the northwest.  We would encourage anyone involved or interested in education to come along to what will be a thought-provoking day filled with many inspirational workshops and sessions.”

Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College Headteacher Sarah Lee also added, “It is a pleasure to be co-hosting this event with ResearchED.  The profile of ResearchED conferences has grown enormously in the last couple of years and this event provides an exciting opportunity to bring together and share the most effective approaches to teaching and learning with the northwest and beyond.”

The theme of the conference is ‘ResearchED: Where to start and where next?’ providing delegates with sessions including an introduction to educational research evidence, a focus on evidence-informed leadership and translating evidence into classroom practice.

Tickets are excellent value for money (£22 including lunch) and there will be a number of different sessions for delegates to opt into throughout the day.

Tickets can be purchased via the ResearchED website here: http://www.researched.org.uk/event/researched-cheshire/

Sixth Form Information Evening

SixthForm Subject Consultation Evening 2017

Tarporley Sixth Form College A-level Information Evening

We understand the importance of students choosing A-level subjects that fit with their strengths and potential career prospects, and as such, we are hosting an A-level Information Evening on 9th February 2017 from 5:00-7:00pm. This will offer students and parents an opportunity to speak directly to subject teachers in order to gain an insight into the A-level course content. We believe this evening will prove to be very informative and will help your son/daughter to make important decisions about his/her academic future.

There is no limit on the number of appointments students can make. Some students will be undecided at this stage about which courses to pursue. Choosing subjects can be a daunting task; Mrs Everton (Sixth Form Pastoral Manager) and I will be available if students and parents would like to speak to us about specific subjects needed for university courses; I will be in the main entrance hall; Mrs Everton will be situated in the Sixth Form College. The Senior Leadership Team will also be available to speak to throughout the evening. Additionally, on the evening, there will be current Year 12 and 13 students who can speak to Year 11 students about life in the Sixth Form.

Further subject information can be obtained from the Sixth Form prospectus – a copy is available on the website. Option blocks are set following 10th February; clashes rarely occur, if they do, we will contact you about your son/daughter’s options. Also, students can change their subjects once they receive their GCSE results in August and some continue to change subjects until the end of September (although option blocks will have been fixed by then).

To further ensure a smooth transition to Key Stage 5 study, we are planning A-level Taster Days on 24th April and 10th/11th July.  Details will be available nearer to the time.

If you like further information, please feel free to email us at CNuttall@TarporleyHigh.co.uk or TEverton@TarporleyHigh.co.uk

Mr Nuttall

Director of Sixth Form


Takes place during the morning of GCSE results day on Thursday 24th August 2017.

GCSE Results 2016


25th August 2016: GCSE Results

Following on from Tarporley High School’s excellent A Level results last week, Tarporley’s Year 11 students have once again achieved outstanding grades with an impressive 88% achieving A*-C in English and 81% achieving A*-C in Maths.

The outstanding school also scored particularly highly in the new progress measures with a third of all grades awarded being A*/A.

Head Teacher Sarah Lee said “My congratulations go out to all our students who have demonstrated such outstanding commitment and have made such exceptional progress. I would like to thank their families for all the support they have given over the last five years. I would also like to offer my thanks to our dedicated staff who have worked extremely hard to enable all of our students to achieve.”

As an outstanding school, we are extremely proud that every single student has passed in excess of 5 GCSEs, enabling all to progress either to A Level study here at our Sixth Form College, or to pursue their chosen college and training courses.”

Special congratulations go to:

1 Samuel Barratt 1A** 8A* 2A
2 Tegan Berry 5A*6A 1B
3 Stephen Broster 6A* 3A 2B
4 Angus Crayston 5A* 6A
5 Jacob Dale 5A* 6A
6 Harriet Farr 3A* 8A
7 Ethan Greenland 4A* 5A 1B
8 Thomas Harrop 11A*
9 Suki Le Hunte 3A* 7A
10 Jonathan Melia 7A* 4A
11 Evan Roberts 10A* 2A
12 Helen Stearne 5A* 6A
13 Sam Young 5A* 6A

Tarporley Sixth Form is open to all students with suitable GCSE grades. There are some places available for the new academic year, including students who have not previously attended the school. If you would like any further information please contact via email: teverton@tarporleyhigh.co.uk


A Level Results 2016

A Level 2016

Tarporley High School & Sixth Form College – A-level Results 2016

2016 has proved to be another successful year for Tarporley Sixth Form College with 53% of students being awarded top A Level grades (A*-B).  Students have once again outperformed targets with an outstanding 26% of all grades awarded being at the very highest level of A*/A.  We are delighted, that once again, the majority of students got into their first choice university.

There are also many impressive individual achievements; Will Ainsworth (A*, A*, A, A) has been accepted at Oxford University to read Mathematics. Sebastian Ziman will also read Mathematics at Oxford University following his outstanding achievement of gaining 3 A* and an A in the EPQ. Also attending University of St Andrews is Annie Robey (A, A, A) who will read Asian and Middle Eastern Studies) while Maddie Berry (A*, A, A) will read French and Linguistics at Lancaster University. Jessica Blamphin (A*,A* A, A) will study Economics, also at Lancaster University.  Christopher Harrop (A*, A, A, A) will read PPE at the University of Warwick; Lucy Millington (A, A, A, A with an A in EPQ) will read Physics at the University of Birmingham; Molly Peake (A*, A*, A*), will study Chemistry at the University of Durham. Rhiannon Price (A*, A, A), will read English Literature at the University of Lancaster. Hannah Sinclair (A*, A, A), will read English Language at the University of Newcastle;  other courses our students will be pursuing at university this year include Law, Engineering, Journalism, Fine Art, International Relations with Economics, Philosophy and Physics, American Studies, German, Psychology, Sport and Exercise Science, Spanish, Equine Physical Therapies, History, Business, Biomedical Science and English Literature.

“Today has been an absolute delight for us here at school”, said Chris Nuttall, Director of Sixth Form, “This has been an excellent year group who have not only developed academically during their time here at Tarporley, but also personally, as individuals. Our Sixth Form students contribute so much to the life of the school and to the local community, and are frequently praised for their mature approach, their teamwork and their leadership. Today is a fitting reward for all their hard work, supported by their families and the dedicated staff at the school. I would like to take this opportunity to wish them every success in their next pathway in life. We really will miss them all!”

Tarporley Sixth Form is open to all students with suitable GCSE grades. Although many courses are full, there are some places available for the new academic year; students can register for courses on Thursday 25th August. Tarporley Sixth Form is also open to students who have not previously attended the school. Students can contact the school on 01829 732558 for more information or email teverton@tarporleyhigh.co.uk .

SPECTRUM Art Exhibition


SPECTRUM Art Exhibition

It’s that time again! As part of the Summer Spectacular (13-14th July) the Art department will be hosting its annual formal exhibition on Wednesday 13th July at 6pm. This year we have even more fantastic work and would be thrilled if you could attend to support our artists.

THS wins SSAT Award for being Top 20 school


Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College wins award for exceptional 2015 results

Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College has been nationally recognised for its exceptional 2015 performance by the Schools, Students and Teachers network (SSAT). Educational Outcomes data analysis from SSAT has shown that the school is in the top 20% of non-selective schools nationally for high average grades achieved by students.

The school’s SSAT Educational Outcomes award will be presented at a regional celebration event held to draw attention to the work of high-achieving, improving and innovating schools and teachers.

Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT said: ‘It’s my great pleasure to commend Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College on their excellent 2015 performance, and to have the opportunity to highlight and share their great work at the SSAT Educational Outcomes celebration evening. I have the privilege of visiting a lot of schools and I am always impressed by the creativity of teachers in engaging and inspiring their students. ‘I hope that SSAT’s Educational Outcomes award will highlight the professionalism, commitment and hard work of the leaders, teachers and students at Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College. Recognising and sharing successes like this is at the heart of SSAT’s mission, so I’m delighted to congratulate Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College on their achievement.’

Headteacher Sarah Lee said “We are delighted, once again, to be recognised for our exceptional achievement as a school.  This is testament to our inspirational school community made up of talented teachers, dedicated students and supportive parents.”

THS wins £2.5 million bid


Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College wins £2.5 million bid


Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College are celebrating exciting news that two successful bids are set to bring the school £2.5 million of government funding to revitalise its campus.  The school submitted two ambitious bids to make extensive improvements and provide a 21st century upgrade to its current buildings.

The work will entail:

  • Replacing most of the roofs on the school buildings
  • Replacing all of the existing external walling, windows and ceilings, and providing a new fully efficient ventilation and lighting system for one of the school’s main teaching blocks

The project will start this term and is scheduled to be completed by the end of December 2016.  The scheme will transform the school site and provide significant improvements to the learning environment for all.

Headteacher Sarah Lee said “This is the largest capital investment that the school has received since the mid-1970s and is very exciting for staff, students and governors.  The scheduled works have been planned in such a way that lessons will be able to continue as normal so we anticipate that any disruption will be minimal.”