The Whitby High School

About The Whitby High School

The Whitby High School is a co-educational secondary foundation school, situated in Whitby, a suburb of Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England.AdmissionsIt is maintained by the Cheshire West and Chester Local Education Authority. The school educates pupils from 11-18 as it has a Sixth Form. It is a specialist Technology College. It is situated on the A5032 Chester Road. The area known as Whitby is further north along the road, and nearer to Ellesmere Port Catholic High School and Whitby Hall.HistoryGrammar schoolThe Whitby High School was founded as a coeducational school until a girls' school was built next door in 1963. The new school became Ellesmere County Grammar School for Boys, being situated on Chester Road and had around 950 boys. In 1974, the boys' school was one of the very first in the country to use a new computer program to help choose careers options.Girls' schoolThe girls' school was called Ellesmere Port Girls' Grammar School and was on Sycamore Drive. It had 850 girls, with 150 in the sixth form.ComprehensiveCheshire agreed to go comprehensive, in principle, in 1966. It became a co-educational comprehensive in 1974, being known as Whitby County Comprehensive School, then Whitby Comprehensive School.

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