Parental Workshop.

Parental workshop for GCSE English Wednesday 1st April in E1.  Please email Mrs C Taylor,, if you would like to attend and have not already registered your interest.

Egg-citing Easter Opportunities at Fab Lab

School has recently teamed up with Fab Lab to work on some collaborative projects with Computing and RM. Fab Lab has informed us that they have some “egg-cellent” opportunities for independent learning opportunities during the Easter holidays and throughout the year.

Please view the below flyers for details.



Year 9 Comenius students visit College Noel Berrier, Corbigny, France.

Ten students from Year 9 have recently travelled to College Noel Berrier in Corbigny, France as part of our Comenius Project. They were hosted by students in our partner school and took part in a variety of activities linked to the ‘Happy Europe – Healthy Europe’ project. Students had also travelled from IGS Wallstraße, Wolfenbüttel, Germany, so it was a chance to renew many friendships made last March.

The Comenius project is a British Council funded initiative which aims to develop knowledge and understanding among young people about the diversity of European cultures and the value of this diversity. We are looking forward to our visit to Germany in June which will see the culmination of this two year project.


High Sheriff of Cheshire‘s Visit to Helsby High School.

Helsby High School’s association with the High Sheriff of Cheshire started in November when Sixth Form Photography A Level students put together an exhibition of  photographs for the  “Art in the Park” exhibition at Oulton park Motor racing circuit, a charity event organised by the High Sheriff . This was a great success and raised over £ 13,000 for the five hospices in Cheshire.

At the cheque presentation each hospice was presented with a framed photograph of Delamere Forest chosen from work done at workshops in Delamere by Helsby High School’s A level Photography group.

The High Sheriff came into Helsby High today to see the highly successful Art & Design Department at work, talk to the students and meet the photographers who generously donated their work. This was in conjunction with Miss Juliet Staines and Chester DFAS with whom the school hopes to collaborate on further projects.

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County Indoor Athletics

Having qualified by winning the level 2 district competition of the Sainsbury’s School Games Sports Hall Athletics, three out of a possible four Helsby teams travelled to the Northgate Arena in Chester to compete in the level 3 County finals on Monday 9th March.

The three teams involved were the Year 7 & 8 boys together with the Year 8 girls.

All the teams performed well with the Year 7 boys and the Year 8 girls both finishing 4th however it was the Year 8 boys who produced the best performance of the day competing superbly in order to finish as County Champions.

Congratulations to all who were involved and let’s hope that this is a good sign for the upcoming track and field season!

Sports hall teams

New Head Boy and Head Girl

Jack Watson and Rachael Faint have been appointed as Head Boy and Head Girl at Helsby High School, and both students are looking forward to taking up their positions.

Rachael described her feelings on being selected for the prestigious role: “It is a great honour to be appointed as the Head Girl at Helsby High School. The school has given a lot to me over the six years I have been a student here and I look forward to giving something back. I would like to help inspire others to work together to continue to improve this school for everyone. The upcoming plans to improve the Sixth Form facilities are very exciting and I feel privileged to be a part of it.”

Jack added : “I’m delighted to have been chosen as Head Boy at Helsby High, it will be an honour to build on the successes of those in the role previously. Helsby is already a school of great achievement and reputation in every sense; I look forward to working with Rachael, the prefect team and wider school community to continue and develop that. Already we have a wide array of ideas that we are excited to implement and we look forward to updating you on our progress in the coming months.”

Mr Duffell, Director of 6th Form at Helsby said “We are delighted to have appointed Jack and Rachael and we know that they will be outstanding ambassadors for Helsby and excellent role models for the whole school community here. We are looking forward to working with them, especially during what is an exciting time in the development of our Sixth Form at Helsby.”

Kieran Santry has been appointed Deputy Head Boy and Sylvia Hayes is the new Deputy Head Girl. They will work closely with Jack and Rachael, and the new Senior Prefect and Department Prefect teams.

HG Boy

Careers Convention

On Thursday 26th March 2015 Helsby High School will be holding its Careers Convention from 6.00pm to 8.30pm.  This event is open to all pupils and parents in Years 10, 11 and the Sixth Form, and will provide an opportunity for you to meet and talk with representatives of organisations in Business, Manufacturing, Services, Further and Higher Education and the Arts.

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