University of chester c of e academy

University of chester c of e academy

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     University Church of England Academy is a secondary school located in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. It was formed in 2009 by the merger of Ellesmere Port Specialist School of Performing Arts (located at Woodchurch Lane) and Cheshire Oaks High School (located at Stanney Lane).

The school is sponsored by the University of Chester Academies Trust.


The school accepts children of all faiths and none.


Sutton High School/Ellesmere Port Specialist School of Performing Arts

SHS was originally split into two, a boys school and a girls school, in common with many schools at the time. The two schools were later merged, and the school buildings were split into five ‘blocks’:

Pink Tower Home to Languages, R.E., Geography, History & the Sixth Form Common room
Blue Tower Home to Mathematics
Yellow Block. Home to Science
Green Block Home to Woodwork, Metalwork, Engineering, Graphical Design, Art, Cookery, Business Studies, Media Studies and I.T.
The Older Original Section Of The School, which doubled as the exam hall & was the traditional home of both English and the performing arts lessons that have given the school its current name, part of the building was sold to create a privately owned business centre. English corridor. Home to English

The school had a wind band which in 1995 successfully toured Germany, appearing on German radio in the process.

In 2006, Sutton High School was awarded specialist Arts College status, and then became Ellesmere Port Specialist School of Performing Arts.

Stanney High School/Cheshire Oaks High School

COHS was founded as Stanney High School in 1947. In the 2000s it became a Specialist Sports College.

University of chester c of e academy

Should you wish to contact The Academy please use the contact details below or you could even fill out the Contact Us form if it is not an urgent matter. Our receptionist is Ms Ledsham. Our building has disabled access to each floor via the use of a lift and each floor is fully accessable to wheelchairs.

If you have a query with regards to your son/daughter please contact the relevant Learning Coach and they will support you. Click Here to view the contact details for our Learning Coaches.

University Church of England Academy

164 Whitby Road
Ellesmere Port
CH65 6EA

Telephone: 0151 350 6000

Fax: 0151 357 3701


Interim Principal: Iain Robinson
SENCO: Stephen Robinson