The Catholic High School


Department for Education

This section of the school website provides a page with direct links to the mandatory information that Schools must publish - as per the DfE June 2017 guidance.  As the information is spread throughout the website please find below details of the information and a link to it.  Please click on the heading of each section to go direct to the information.

School contact details

Our school website home page includes:

  • our school’s name
  • our school’s postal address
  • our school’s telephone number
  • the name of the member of staff who deals with queries from parents and other members of the public.  Mrs Mallon is our Office Manager and Head's PA who will direct your call.
  • the Head teacher is Mr John Murray
  • the Chair of the governing body is Mrs Jane Johnson, c/o The Catholic High School, Old Wrexham Road, Handbridge, Chester CH4 7HS
  • our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator is Mrs Jo Wraige who can be contacted via

Admission arrangements

We must do one of the following:

  • publish your school’s admission arrangements, explaining how you will consider applications for every age group, including:
    • arrangements for selecting the pupils who apply
    • your oversubscription criteria (how you offer places if there are more applicants than places)
    • an explanation of what parents should do if they want to apply for their child to attend your school
  • publish details of how parents can find out about your school’s admission arrangements through your local authority

Ofsted reports

We must do one of the following:

  • publish a copy of your school’s most recent Ofsted report
  • publish a link to the webpage where users can find your school’s most recent Ofsted report

Exam and assessment results

We must publish the following details from our school’s most recent KS4 results:

Performance tables

We must include a link to the school and college performance tables. This link is available from the Inspection Reports and Parent View page of our school website.  Please click on Performance Table above to go straight there.


We must publish:

  • the content of the curriculum your school follows in each academic year for every subject
  • a list of the courses available to pupils at KS4, including GCSEs
  • how parents or other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum your school is following

Behaviour Policy

We should publish details of our school’s behaviour policy.  Our Behaviour for Learning Policy is located within the Policy page of the website.  Click on 'Behaviour Policy' above to go straight there.

The policy must comply with section 89 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006.

Pupil premium

We must publish details of how your school spends its pupil premium funding and the effect this has had on the attainment of the pupils who attract the funding.  Please click on the above heading to go straight to the Pupil Premium information page.

We must include:

  • how much pupil premium funding you received for this academic year
  • details of how you intend to spend the funding, including your reasons and evidence
  • details of how you spent the pupil premium funding you received for last academic year
  • how it made a difference to the attainment of disadvantaged pupils

The funding is allocated for each financial year, but the information we publish online refers to the academic year.

As we won’t know how much funding we're getting for the latter part of the academic year (from April to July), we report on the funding up to the end of the financial year. We then update this information later in the year when we have all the figures.

Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium

We also receive year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium funding, we must publish details of how we spend this funding and the effect this has had on the attainment of the pupils who attract it.

We must include:

  • how much year 7 catch-up premium you received for this academic year
  • details of how you intend to spend the funding
  • details of how you spent your year 7 catch-up premium last academic year
  • how it made a difference to the attainment of the pupils who attract the funding

Special educational needs (SEN) report

We must publish a report on your school’s policy for pupils with SEN. Our SEND page and the report can be accessed directly by clicking on the heading above.

The report must comply with:

The report must include:

  • our school’s admission arrangements for pupils with SEN or disabilities
  • the steps we’ve taken to prevent pupils with SEN from being treated less favourably than other pupils
  • details of our school’s access facilities for pupils with SEN
  • the accessibility plan our governing body has written in compliance with paragraph 3 of schedule 10 to the Equality Act 2010

Accessibility plan for disabled pupils

Academies and free schools need to carry out accessibility planning for disabled pupils under the Equality Act 2010.

We must publish our accessibility plan (click on the title above), which includes details of how we’re:

  • increasing our disabled pupils’ ability to participate in your school’s curriculum
  • improving the physical environment of our school so disabled pupils can take better advantage of the education, benefits, facilities and services we offer
  • improving the availability of accessible information to our disabled pupils

The accessibility plan we publish can either be a freestanding document or part of another document (such as your school development plan).

Equality Scheme and objectives

As public bodies, academies, free schools and further education institutions must comply with the public sector equality duty in the Equality Act 2010. This means we have to:

  • publish details of how our school complies with the public sector equality duty - and this every year
  • publish our school’s equality objectives - and update this at least once every 4 years

We need to include details of:

  • eliminating discrimination (see the Equalities Act 2010)
  • improving equality of opportunity for people with protected characteristics
  • consulting and involving those affected by inequality in the decisions our school takes to promote equality and eliminate discrimination (affected people could include parents, pupils, staff and members of the local community)

Governors’ information and duties

We must publish information about your school’s governors, including:

  • details of each governor’s:
    • business interests
    • financial interests
    • governance roles in other schools
  • the structure and responsibilities of the governing body and committees

Read more advice on publishing information about your school’s governors.  Please click on the heading above to go straight to our governors page.

Charging and remissions policy

We must publish your school’s charging and remissions policies. The policy include details of:

  • the activities or cases for which your school will charge pupils’ parents
  • the circumstances where your school will make an exception on a payment you would normally expect to receive under your charging policy

Read about school charging and remission. Please click on the Charging and remissions policy to go straight to it.

Values and ethos

Our website also includes a statement of our school’s ethos and values. Click on the heading above to go straight to it.

Requests for copies

If a parent requests a paper copy of the information on our school’s website, we will provide this free of charge.  Please email