CHS South will be a centre of excellence for the arts and our vision is based on the belief that creativity is a vital component of lifelong learning. We will cultivate creativity and imagination throughout the whole school curriculum to enable our students to discover and explore; problem solve and take risks; visualise the future and achieve with confidence.

We believe that these fundamental skills and qualities underpin all career paths and future routes as they provide essential and relevant foundations for future success. Our Arts College origins will allow us to provide high quality Arts education for our students and the local community. These experiences and opportunities will be enhanced and enriched by a range of master-classes, workshops and tutorials led by professional and nationally renowned groups.

At CHS South, our aim is to nurture and develop each student. We will therefore allow them to take part in a range of Extended Learning Experiences (‘ELE Days’). These will not only enable them to develop their learning and foster creativity, but also widen their experiences and open up new horizons and opportunities to discover talents, passions and interests that they may never have considered before.

Extra-curricular activities are an important and exciting feature of school life and will contribute enormously to our students’ social and academic development. There will be an extensive menu of extra-curricular activities on offer with opportunities to take part in workshops, field trips and research. We will also offer students the chance to experience different cultures through our range of national and international trips and visits to educational venues linked to curricular areas. We intend our students to readily enjoy these experiences and relish the unique opportunities that they are given to extend and expand their learning

CHS South will build an impressive sporting and Arts provision to emulate that of Chorlton High School. Extra-curricular groups will benefit from working with professional coaches and artists. We will field teams in a range of sports and students will participate regularly in competitions and tournaments, competing at city wide and regional levels. The Arts will be a thriving hotbed of activity with students being able to access and experience a broad and eclectic range of art forms at the highest level. Students will regularly perform or exhibit their work in school, as well as in the many professional arts venues across the city to showcase and celebrate their talent.

At CHS South we define our global community locally, nationally and internationally. We will encourage students to become global citizens by experiencing a range of learning opportunities to develop their international identify and equip them for life in a global society and global economy. We will develop this international identity through both the pastoral and academic curriculum, the development of our cooperative values and Qualities of Success and through our Extended Learning Experiences. Through the Prospere Learning Trust, we have important community links which will allow pupils to work with local community groups and charities. The Trust is proud to hold the International Schools Award and is committed to developing CHS South pupils as global citizens.

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