Transition 2020

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 with responsibility for Transtion

Miss Wright

Year 7 – Pastoral Coordinator

Mrs Hunter

Year 7 – Assistant Pastoral Coordinator

Meet your Tutor Teacher

7HJA – Miss Jackson
Hello and welcome to Yr7. My name is Miss Jackson, I look forward to meeting and working with you in 7HJA
7LDA – Mrs Davies
Hello, I’m Mrs Davies and I am looking forward to you all joining 7LDA in September.
7ROW – Miss Owen
Hello, I am Miss Owen. I am really looking forward to meeting you and joining 7ROW 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.
7SDA- Miss Davies

Hi, I’m Miss Davies and I’ll be your tutor teacher from September! I’m really looking forward to meeting you all, and I can’t wait for 7SDA to be the BEST tutor group! 

7KHI- Mrs Higgins
Hello Year 7, I am Mrs Higgins. I can’t wait to meet you all in September and welcome you to 7KHI. Have a lovely summer and see you soon.
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.






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My Transition Experience

“Before joining Connah’s Quay High School I felt really nervous because I didn’t know what to expect. On my first day I quickly realised I had been worrying over nothing! Everyone was really friendly, kind and helpful. The older year groups come in later on your first day so the school isn’t too busy. I found this really helpful as it made finding my way around easier and there was always staff nearby to help you if you needed it. 

One of my favourite parts of going to high school has been making lots of new friends from different primary schools. My advice to Year 6 learners who are coming to Connah’s Quay High School in September is, if you are worried about anything, you can go to your Head of Year who will always look after you.”

Lewis Clarke – Year 7 (Former pupil of Wepre Primary School)

Before joining Connah’s Quay High School I found the thought of it really nerve wracking. I felt really worried about how much homework I would get and if I would make new friends. Once I had been able to attend some transition days and meet some of the staff, I realised it wasn’t going to be as difficult as I thought!

The first few days as a Year 7 learner, if I m honest, were a bit weird! I was just trying to find my way around the school but I was actually surprised at how quickly I managed to do that. Overall, Year 7 has been very good. I didn’t receive as much homework as I thought there would be!!! All the teachers I have had have been really nice and I’m looking forward to going back as a year 8!!!

Alex Chaney – Year 7 (Former pupil of Bryn Deva Primary School)

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. 


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Get In Touch

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

Main Office Telephone: 01244 813491

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