Welcome from the Head teacher

It is a privilege to be the Head Teacher of this wonderful school which nurtures our young people to become independent, well-rounded individuals who want to make a difference in the world.

Our students share our high aspirations for their futures and are challenged and supported by our dedicated teaching and support staff to achieve their ambitions.

We offer a strong family ethos and a secure environment in which our young people flourish and excel.

Although we are a selective school for children at age 11, we draw our students from a wide range of backgrounds and geographical areas and we celebrate the diversity that this brings to us.

Our thriving sixth form is intrinsic to the school and its students contribute much to the vibrancy of school life.  Our sixth form community is made up of students who have studied GCSEs at many schools, including Crossley Heath.

We have a long and rich history as a school dating back to 1585 when the original Heath Grammar School was established.  The current school building dates to 1861 when the Crossley brothers founded an ‘Orphan Home and School for Boys and Girls’, later renamed ‘Crossley and Porter School’.  We are very proud of our incredible building which, supplemented by modern additions, provides a unique and interesting learning environment.

I do hope that you will explore our website further to find out more about our rich and vibrant life at Crossley Heath.  If you have any questions or would like more information about us, please get in touch.