Chelmsford County High School is a highly selective state grammar school for girls. Students who wish to enter Year 7 at 11 years old take a rigorous entrance examination. The competition for places is fierce. The academic pace is fast and we teach some of the most able girls in the country.

All students sit GCSE examinations at the end of Year 11 at 16 years old and most choose to stay at CCHS for the Sixth Form. We admit students from other schools into our Sixth Form and they enrich the student body and benefit from the high academic demands we make and the scholarly ethos of the school.

Interested in joining the CCHS Sixth Form? View our films to hear from students and staff about the wealth of opportunities that await you.

Our academic standards are extremely high and the extracurricular opportunities are numerous and varied; the students themselves run many clubs and societies. We have a lively music department, showcasing many talented and dedicated students. Likewise we have a very active drama department, putting on high calibre productions each year.

Our students are also very active in sciences and engineering and compete in national competitions, often securing high positions. This year a group of science students won a very prestigious national engineering competition.

The students are trained in debating, again achieving highly in inter-school regional and national competitions. We also produce some superb sportswomen, many achieving recognition at county level and a few at national level.

We aim to produce the leaders of tomorrow and prepare all our students to take an active and professional role in their adult lives. We hope that they will rise to hold decision making positions in society and that they will be able to influence what happens in the world.

Ours is a dynamic and progressive school, providing challenge and rigour to all our students. In addition, we are about 25 miles from London and benefit from the influence such a culturally exciting and diverse city provides.