A message from the headteacher

I was delighted to have the opportunity to become Headteacher in September 2023 at Middlewich High School. Nestled in the heart of the Middlewich Community, our beautiful red brick school has seen remarkable progress since September. The warm welcome from the entire school community has been truly heartening. I hope you take the opportunity to visit at our upcoming open events to experience the vibrant spirit of our school.

Lydia Naylor, Headteacher

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About Middlewich

Middlewich High School has a clear vision, ‘excellence in learning, achievement for all’. This vision is lived everyday by  our values of Aspire, Believe, Belong.  With 700 students at the school, every individual is known and valued. At MHS, we believe that every child deserves to attend an excellent school, one that enables all students to flourish and be happy. We do this by providing all students with inspiring teaching, a supportive and caring environment and an enriching educational experience in and beyond the classroom. 

Our objective is to support all students to achieve 'Excellence in Learning', taking pride in their personal achievements whilst making a positive contribution to society.

Recently, students have been demonstrating the value of aspire within our English department. 21 students entered the Young Writer's National Short Story Competition, in which they had to write a story about a sudden shift or change in our world. They produced a variety of stories, including spine-chilling thrillers, unexpected disasters and messages of hope.

All were successfully chosen to be published in a book and will now be able to call themselves published authors, which is a great achievement and an asset they can include in applications for colleges and apprenticeships.

This is a great testament to the ability, creativity and drive of our students and they should all be extremely proud of themselves. A further 42 of our students have also had work selected to be published in the ‘Through Their Eyes’ anthology. This is double the amount of entries from our last competition and we’re so proud to see such a variety of students getting involved.

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Investment and Upgrading

Middlewich High School proudly belongs to The Sir John Brunner Foundation, a high performing Multi Academy trust that also comprises Sir John Deane’s Sixth Form College, The County High School Leftwich and The Macclesfield Academy. The trust is committed to excellence, evidenced by our recent £1million investment in upgrading our school roof. The trust remains steadfast in its dedication to fostering academic achievement while actively enhancing our learning environment. 

Further projects include the implementation of new heating systems and the provision of cutting-edge ICT equipment to support our students’ education journey.

A Once-in-a-lifetime Challenge

Middlewich students set their sights on a world challenge. 20 students from across KS3 have signed up to an extraordinary opportunity to visit the African country of eSwatini. The students will embark on an adventure where they will take part in a community initiative, trek through the Malolotja reserve and go on safari in eSwatini’s biggest national park. 

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The students will tackle fresh challenges each day in this once-in-a-lifetime experience and prove just what they are capable of. The trip hopes to change to way they see themselves and the world forever. The team are now currently looking at hosting a range of fundraising events to raise money for the trip.


Here are just some of the highlights from Middlewich High School:

  • Year 11 students had the opportunity to participate in driving lessons as a reward for excellent attendance.
  • Year 8 students have been engaged in fishing interventions, while over the New Year period, the PE department organized a ski trip to Austria.
  • We were honoured by a visit from Sammy Ameobi, who spent time with our 'Let's Talk Faith' group and our football teams.
  • Olivier Award-winning actor turned author, Robert Goodale, conducted workshops with some of our Year 7 and 8 students.
  • Additionally, 10 GCSE artists entered the local Visual Arts exhibition, and Year 9 students created a beautiful remembrance piece of art.
  • Our subject ambassadors have been visiting local primary schools to lead various activities and inspire others in PE and Science.

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Dates for Open Event

Middlewich High School invites families to attend our open events.

Join us for the Open Evening on July 11th from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM, featuring talks from the headteacher at 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM.

Additionally, we will host an Open Morning on September 14th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

We look forward to welcoming you!