Inspire Year 5

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!


Parts have just been cast for our new School Production and we are eagerly watching the progress of the new Sports Hall building which gets taller every day, click HERE to see photos!

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!

  • Miss Stone’s Maths Puzzle
  • Mr Copper’s English Puzzle
  • A Logic Puzzle from Shreya, Year 12
  • Transum Mathematics Starter of the Week – click HERE

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:

Mrs Martin’s recommended book of the week: “Secret of the Sirens” by Julia Golding.

Julia Golding visited the CCHS Library a few years ago and gave an inspirational speech to the Year 7 students about her books and how she became a writer.

When Connie is sent to live with her aunt, she knows it’s going to be one more place where she doesn’t fit in. But soon she realises how wrong she is. The seaside town is full of adults and children who have strange links to creatures. Connie discovers her own power but something abnormal is happening here. Can Connie heal the rift between the mystical beasts and the humans or will the terrifying Storm Giants turn her to the dark side….

FAQs – Ask a CCHS Student

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: