CCHS Inspire

Welcome to CCHS Inspire, our page designed for girls just like you

On this page you will find information about our school, news, puzzles, brain teasers and book recommendations as well as frequently asked questions answered by our  students. You will also find links on how to apply to our school and more information about what the school is like – we even have our own video!

If you are in Year 5 and you have a question about our school or for one of our Year 7s then we would love to hear from you!  See below how to get in touch.  Enjoy!

News

The last week of May was the Year 13 students’ last week at CCHS as they are now getting ready for the next step in their lives and many will be starting at University in September.

Year 11 students also left us at the end of May and we look forward to seeing them back in September to start their A Level studies. We are very proud of how incredibly hard all the students have worked and wish them a lovely summer break.

Meanwhile the new teaching block and Sports Hall are getting bigger and will be ready for students in the new term.

Puzzles & Brain teasers

If you like a challenge, how about trying to solve the puzzles and brain teasers set by some of the CCHS teachers and Sixth Formers? Click on the PDF links at the bottom of this page.  We will publish the answers each half term and provide new puzzles to have a go at as well!

Puzzles for the Summer term:

Answers from the Spring term puzzles, can be found on the PDF inks at the bottom of the page for:

  • Miss Stone’s Maths Puzzle
  • Mr Copper’s English Puzzle
  • A Logic Puzzle from Shreya, Year 12

Library Corner

Mrs Martin is the Librarian at CCHS.  She runs the Film, Book and Scrabble & Chess clubs. When you start at our school you automatically become a member of the library and can borrow books from your first day. We have more than 11,000 books to choose from so you can go and have a browse at any time you are free between 8am and 4pm.

Book of the Week:

The Soup Movement by Ben Davis

When Jordan finally gets invited to go to the chippy with the cool kids, he feels stupid carrying around a flask of mum’s wholesome soup. He decides instead to give it to a homeless man called Harry. It’s this one act of kindness that leads to a host of new friendships and a community movement.

This book won the Juniper Book Awards in April this year and is a worthy winner of this coveted award.

Questions from students:

How quickly do you make friends?

Everyone is in the same boat and everyone is really friendly. So don’t worry about friends, it’ll come easily!

What facilities are there?

We have a 3-storey language block as well as a Music Block with a state of the art of recording studio. There is a brand-new sports hall and teaching block being built at the moment. We even have a swimming pool!

What are the teachers like?

The teachers are really nice and supportive and help lots. They guide you not only within the subject, but also extra-curricular. They encourage you to follow your passions and are always there if you need anything.

FAQs - Ask a CCHS Student

When will I find out which House I am in?

Before the induction day (which is a day you come to the school to experience it for the first time) you will get a letter from a CCHS student in year 7. This person will be your pen pal!

They will write to you about school and about themselves. This is when you’ll find out what your House is. You will either be in: C, H,F,G,S or A house. Your pen pal will be in the same House and you will also meet them on the induction day.

What clubs are there for year 7s?

There are all different types of clubs suited to anyone from science to origami club or sports club to music ensembles. You can even create your own club of anything you are extremely passionate about along with the help of a teacher or older student- there is a club for everyone!

Is it hard in the first few weeks?

Although it may seem daunting, it is not too difficult to settle in. There are many others in the same boat as you so you can all help each other! The teachers are more than welcome to help you if you have any worries or concerns so don’t be afraid.

Is it easy to make friends?  Of course! Remember, everyone is in the same position as you, so I am confident that you should find lots of people you feel more comfortable with. You will be with lots of other lovely girls that will be as keen to make friends as you, so it should not be too hard. Getting involved in different clubs and activities really helps.

Are other students very competitive?  This depends on what you mean by competitive.  If you mean generally in lessons, then no, not unless you are playing Kahoot, Quizlet or similar. This is the opposite for house events, though!

Is it hard to keep organised?

It’s quite easy to keep organised in year 7 as you don’t get much homework and are provided with planners on your first day. If you pack your bag the night before it should be easy in the morning and you won’t forget any of your books! In our school we have week A and B so it might get a bit confusing but if you just ask your teacher or friends what week it is then it should be fine!

What are the best parts of secondary school?

The whole experience is amazing! You get a large amount of independency compared to primary school and you feel much more grown up! The environment is completely different to before, but so much fun. You also get to make so many new lifelong friends! The facilities in secondary are also amazing and the buildings are much bigger. Overall, your whole time in secondary school is like one long amazing journey and the memories you make are ones you’ll never forget.

Get in touch

If you are in Year 5 and you have a question about our school, or for one of our Year 7s then we would love to hear from you!  Please also let us know what you think of this webpage and what you would like to see here. You can get in touch via email:  CCHSinspire@cchs.essex.sch.uk

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