Chelmsford County High School for Girls is a progressive community of students, staff, governors and alumnae:
- we are a government-funded, non-denominational state school
- no fees are required to be paid to enter this school
- our students come from all social backgrounds and cultural traditions
- our school was opened in 1907
- we work exclusively with girls
- we are committed to excellence in girls’ education and empowerment
- we are a grammar school, so we work with able girls and their families
In February 2023, we became partners with the Future Stories Community Enterprise (FSCE), demonstrating our determination to be an actively socially inclusive school community.
From September 2023, we will be using a new CCHS Entrance Test, provided by our FSCE partners.
The CCHS Entrance Test
The test as part of our school vision and mission
- Our ‘developing the leaders of tomorrow’ vision amplifies and fortifies the ethos which drives the Future Stories Community Enterprise entrance test.
- Our school mission – a progressive grammar school community, committed to excellence in girls’ education and empowerment – inspires us to innovate and seize opportunities to support girls from all social backgrounds.
The test as part of a broader social mobility ambition
- As a partner with the Future Stories Community Enterprise, we demonstrate our complete commitment to be an actively socially inclusive grammar school.
- We are a leading part of forging a new narrative for grammar schools – communities for and of social mobility.
The test as an experience
- Complements the knowledge and skills embedded in the Key Stage 2 Primary Curriculum, with a focus on English, mathematics and creative writing.
- Assesses natural curriculum learning experiences.
The Test as an assessment tool
- The focus on curriculum-informed literacy and numeracy provides an indication of knowledge mastery and skills flair.
- Provides feedback on the dynamic of curriculum engagement and the application of natural talent to realise high-level outcomes.