Congratulations on your place at Ellesmere Port Catholic High School

** Year 7 students will be starting with us on Thursday 2nd September 2021**
Please send your child in with £3 in a named envelope to cover the cost of their lunch. Biometrics will be done in the afternoon; accounts can then be topped up and the cashless system will be in place from then on.
We are looking forward to working with the Year 6 pupils who are going to join us in September. You should have already heard from the local authority through which you applied, who will have detailed any action you need to take with them.
Letters to parents were sent out in March welcoming you all to our school community, and an email will go out at the end of April to all new parents so they can access this transition part of our website. Within this email are the links to the on-line forms that are needed to be completed in full before the end of May.
If you believe your child has a place at Ellesmere Port Catholic High School for September 2021 and you have not yet received an email inviting you to complete your details, please contact the transitions team on transitions@epchs.co.uk
We are hopeful that we will be able to run our usual transition events including:
  • Building Bridges Day (Saturday 26th June)
  • Transition Days (Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th July)
  • New Parents’ Information Evening (Wednesday 7th July)
These events will be subject to the latest government guidance surrounding Covid-19 and more details will follow in time.
If your child has any concerns about starting school in September, this short video may help.  In the meantime, Mrs V Marsland (our transition lead) and Mrs S Wright (Year 7 Pastoral Leader), have contacted all primary schools to collect student information and assist with the smooth transition from primary into secondary education for your child.
Useful contacts
The transition team: transitions@epchs.co.uk
Safeguarding Lead, Mrs J Jones: J.Jones@epchs.co.uk
SENCO, Mrs V Marsland: V.Marsland@email.epchs.co.uk
Education Welfare Officer, Miss C Rogers: C.Rogers@email.epchs.co.uk

Starting at your new school, and uniform booklet Operation Encompass letter
  Term dates 2020 – 2021 Uniform suppliers and price list School meals Term dates 2021-22

We collect information from the primary school where your child currently attends but to ensure we have the most up to date and accurate information and contact details, please complete the following forms.  Please read through the Starting at your new school & uniform booklet before completing the forms so you have all the information relating to starting at Ellesmere Port Catholic High School, as well as the policies & procedures we have in place.
Information and Details Form
This is the link to the main data collection form new parents would have received by email. Paper versions of the form are available on request via the school office admin@epchs.co.uk.
Free School Meals
This link will take you to the Cheshire West and Cheshire Free School Meals site. Find out if you qualify for free school meals for your child and apply on-line.
Additional Needs Form
This form will allow us to collect information on students who require additional support.
Policies and Procedures
For your reference, this is the link to the policies and procedures that are in place here at Ellesmere Port Catholic High School.