Transition 2021

Introduction to Connah’s Quay High School

At Connah’s Quay High School, we understand the importance of transition for our Year 6 learners and value its many benefits. Transition prepares your child for the move up to ‘big school’; alleviates any worries they (or you!) may have and allows key members of staff to begin to build positive working relationships in readiness for the next academic year.
Transition will undoubtedly look very different to what we are usually able to offer but nevertheless, we are determined to provide a smooth, informative and most importantly, enjoyable transition experience.
The Transition Tab has been created  to enable us to connect with your child from a remote capacity. On this tab you will find lots of useful information including a tour of the school; an opportunity to meet the Year 7 Team as well as some fun transition challenges set by key members of staff.
We hope you really enjoy what we have put together and please keep checking this tab for more updates over the coming weeks.   
We are looking forward to warmly welcoming you to Connah’s Quay High School in September

Welcome Message from Headteacher, Mrs Harrison

Mrs Harrison

Headteacher of Connah’s Quay High School

Meet the Year 7 Team

Mrs Millington

Assistant Headteacher

Responsibility for Transition & designated senior person for Child Protection

Mrs A Catherall

Year 7 – Pastoral Coordinator

Mrs Hunter

Year 7 – Assistant Pastoral Coordinator

7ROW – Miss Owen
Hello, I am Miss Owen and I teach in Expressive Arts. I am really looking forward to meeting you all and joining the 7ROW tutor group later this year. 
7HWE – Mrs Wentel

Hello, I am Mrs Wentel and I teach ICT. I am really looking forward to meeting you all and welcoming you to CQHS. Enjoy the rest of the summer and I will see you all when you join 7HWE in September.

7JGA – Ms Gallagher
Hi everyone, I’m Ms Gallagher and I’m really looking forward to start your high school journey with you all! Have a wonderful summer and I’ll see you in September.

7LHE – Mrs Henderson

Hello 7LHE, I am Mrs Henderson the Drama teacher here at Connahs Quay High School and your form teacher. I am so excited to meet my very first year 7 form class. I want to welcome you to the school and please know I am here to support you in any way I can. Having missed your transition in the school, due to pandemic, it can seem like a daunting process, but I am confident that you will love the school as much as I do, and it will feel like home soon enough. 

7SLA – Mrs Laurence

Hi everyone, I’m Mrs Laurence and I teach Literacy and Numeracy at CQHS. I’m looking forward to meeting you all in September when you join 7SLA. Have a lovely summer! 

7ABE – Mr Bennett

Hello, my name is Mr Bennett and I am very much looking forward to meeting you all in September and welcoming you to 7ABE. Enjoy your Summer holidays and see you soon.

7AJO – Mr Jones

Hi everyone, and welcome to Connah’s Quay High School! I’m Mr Jones and teach across a range of different curriculum areas. I am also a Head of Bevan house. Our house system in school gives us lots of opportunities to reward you for how amazing you are! I’m really looking forward to meeting you all in September. Connah’s Quay is an amazing high school, and I bet you are all super excited to join us. See you soon!! Mr. Jones

7SHI – Miss Hindley

Hello, I’m Miss Hindley.
I am looking forward to meeting you all in September. I hope you have a lovely summer holiday and are excited to join CQHS.
See you all soon.

7TCR – Mr Craughwell

Hello and welcome to Yr7. My name is Mr Craughwell and really enjoy being a Yr7 form tutor and look forward to meeting and working with you in 7TCR

7LTH – Mrs Threadgold

S’mae and croeso to 7LTH! Buna! Bun venit! I am Mrs Threadgold,  the teacher in charge of EAL and I am excited to welcome you to Connah’s Quay High School in September. I am looking forward to meeting you all in person. We will be based in room 105 and we are going to be the best year 7 tutor group:) 






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My Transition Experience

Hi, my name is Savannah Froggatt, I am in year 7 in Connahs Quay High School. Before I came to Connahs Quay High School I was in Ysgol Caer Nant. When I finished year 6, I was quite nervous to go to high school since I didn’t have a transition day. When it came to the first day of high school, I was really anxious because I was about to meet people I have not even met before and I did not know my way around the school. After the first week of high school, I was happy and no longer anxious anymore. 
At this moment in time, I have a lovely friendship group with people I didn’t even know before high school and my tutor group is like a second family to me. I hope you are excited to come to high school, can’t wait to meet you all. 


Coming into high school was a very scary thing. We had been the oldest at primary school and now we were going to be the youngest. What made it worse was that we didn’t get to finish year 6 properly or have any moving up days. But once we started it was clear that we were ready to begin our high school journey. The best thing about high school is that you get to make loads of new friends. Also, your favourite lessons at primary school are now even better as you have specialised teachers who make the experience a lot of fun while you learn. You also get your favourite lessons more frequently.
Don’t be afraid – high school is your next step and you are ready! 

Useful Videos 

Virtual tour of Connah’s Quay High School

Please note this video represents the school at ‘normal’ capacity. Some parts of the school may not be accessible when the learners arrive September 2020




How to put money onto your canteen account

The canteen at Connah’s Quay High School uses a contactless system to pay for food. You will need to use the revalve machine to top up your account. 

Years Established



Get In Touch

Location: CQHS, Golftyn Lane, Connahs Quay, CH5 4BH

Main Office Telephone: 01244 813491

School Day: M-F: 8:50am - 3:15pm