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Whitby High School

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Whitby High School

Ellesmere Port Cheshire

Grammar school

The Whitby High School was founded as a coeducational school until a girls’ school was built next door in 1963. The new school became Ellesmere Port County Grammar School for Boys, being situated on Chester Road and had around 950 boys. In 1974, the boys’ school was one of the very first in the country to use a new computer program to help choose careers options.

Girls’ school

The girls’ school was called Ellesmere Port Girls’ Grammar School and was on Sycamore Drive. It had 850 girls, with 150 in the sixth form.


Cheshire agreed to go comprehensive, in principle, in 1966. It became a co-educational comprehensive in 1980, being known as Whitby County Comprehensive School, then Whitby Comprehensive Schoo

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