Alderley Edge

School:
Alderley Edge
School Type:
Address:
Alderley Edge School for Girls, Wilmslow Road, Alderley Edge, Cheshire SK9 7QE
Postcode:
SK9 7QE
Region:
Cheshire
Telephone:
01625 583028
Website:
Gender:
Girls
Pupils:
600. Upper sixth 44
Fees:
£1521-£2759
Enquiries:
the Registrar
Description:

Founded in 1999 from the merger of two long established schools, Mount Carmel School (founded in 1945) and St Hilary’s (1876). It is in Alderley Edge, a village 15 miles south of Manchester and easily accessible. Extensive redevelopment on the Mount Carmel site has provided a performing arts theatre, sports hall, music rooms, science laboratories and a multi-media centre. Its aim is to provide a well-balanced education which celebrates achievement in all aspects of school life, from nursery to sixth form. Its approach is based on respect for hard work, the development of the whole person and good discipline. Examination results are good. Music and drama are well-supported.

School Head:
Headmistress: Mrs Susan Goff.
Results:
GCSE: On average, 52 pupils in Year 11, 100% gain at least grade C in 5+ subjects. A-levels: 44 in upper sixth, passing on average 3.5 subjects.
Furtherhigher:
90% of sixth form leavers go on to a degree course.
Arts:
Music: 42% of pupils learn a musical instrument; instrumental exams can be taken. 4 choirs, 2 orchestras, jazz band, ensembles including string, brass and woodwind groups. Some pupils in local youth orchestras. Drama: Drama GCSE and performing arts AS and A-level offered. ESB exams may be taken. Many involved in school productions, all in house and other productions. Art and design: On average, 18 take GCSE, 8 AS/A-level.
Sport:
Sport: Tennis, rounders, hockey, athletics, netball, gymnastics, swimming, dance, cross-country, orienteering, badminton, volleyball, fitness. Sixth form only: football, aerobics and breakaway skills. Activities: Community service optional in senior school. Many clubs, eg dance, public-speaking, poetry, drama, Green Team, Duke of Edinburgh Awards, Young Enterprise.