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!
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:
- Ananthi’s Word puzzle- word ladder
- Victoria, Year 10 -Sudoko explained
- Transum Mathematics Starter of the Week – click here
- The Turing Challenge – click here. To celebrate Alan Turing featuring on the new £50 banknote, GCHQ has created their hardest puzzle ever in his honour.
- Nrich primary Maths page Primary Students (maths.org) They have lots of Maths games and puzzles for highly able students.
- A good puzzle from Mathsisfun: Apples and Friends Puzzle – Solution (mathsisfun.com)
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
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.