The generosity of Old Waconians, parents, pupils and friends has helped CHS to grow and develop.
In 1855, Cheadle Hulme School was founded on the generosity of a group of Manchester businessmen. Thanks to the generosity of so many Old Waconians, parents and friends we have been able to achieve so much, from supporting more pupils through the Bursary Fund to enhancing our site and facilities.
Watch our fundraising video to find out more.
I'm Jennifer, the Development Manager at Cheadle Hulme School. If you need any help making a donation please get in touch. We are currently fundraising for the Bursary Fund and you can read more about our Amazing Campaign here. Thanks to the generosity of so many individuals from the CHS Community we've given more students a funded place at the School, built new educational spaces and kept CHS thriving. We need your support to continue to offer this unique educational experience into the future.
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Phoebe Potts, Class of 2019
"I am now in my second year studying Medicine with aspirations of one day becoming a Paediatrician. Without the bursary scheme, I would not have been able to attend such a prestigious school and receive the amazing education I did. Through the opportunities and time given to me at CHS, I was able to secure a place at medical school and pursue my dream career."
Chloe Logue, Class of 2012
"I joined CHS on a bursary place in Year 7. I didn't fully appreciate the difference it made to me and my family until years later, but I was very grateful to be in such a lovely school. I remember receiving a little green book on my first day which listed all of the extra-curricular activities you could undertake, and I quickly populated my planner in an effort to fill every lunchtime and evening. At CHS I was exposed to so many different disciplines allowing me to form many interests which I still feed or dip back into now: music, languages, debating, sciences, sports - the school nurtured early interests in them all. The altruistic and academic yet relaxed and friendly ethos of CHS really encouraged me to achieve my ambitions whilst maintaining a work-life balance - a skill I know to be important in the NHS! The teachers were mentors and I know that I would not be a doctor now if it weren't for the patience and encouragement of my science and maths teachers. I have spoken on global research platforms and participated in global research trials in the covid pandemic - the debating society undoubtedly helped me gain confidence in and refine my public speaking and teamwork. When I remember my time at CHS, it is with fondness and immense gratitude."
Sinead Keller, Class of 1999
'I was lucky enough to get a full bursary at CHS which without a doubt made a huge difference to my life, not only academically, but also with opening up my horizons to new possibilities. My time at CHS was hugely positive, giving me opportunities I had never expected such as an A-level geography field trip to The Gambia which sparked my life-long love of travel, support as I went through the Oxbridge entrance exams and the confidence to help me succeed at university and in my career. It was great to be in an environment where all students were encouraged to fulfil their potential and where study was valued. I will always be grateful for the bursary which played an absolutely fundamental role in my life.'
Lylah Irshad, Class of 2014
"As I complete my medical degree and qualify as a doctor, I reflect on my younger years spent at CHS. Had I not been offered a place on the Bursary Fund scheme, I can honestly say that I don't think I would be where I am today. At CHS I not only thrived academically, but engaged in a number of extra-curricular activities and made lifelong friends. The Bursary Fund provides students with opportunities they may never have had elsewhere and importantly, in such a warm, encouraging and diverse environment. I will be eternally grateful to the Bursary Fund for enabling me to reach my full potential, and for getting me to where I am today."
Belinda Walmsley, Class of 1994
“I have absolutely no doubt that the day I received my bursary at Cheadle Hulme School my life changed dramatically and that my time there made me the person I have become. I grew up on a Council Estate in Withington. My situation at home was such that I received not only my full fees but also financial assistance towards my uniform, school lunches and bus fares. Had even one of those things been missing it would have been impossible to continue. Testimony to the CHS community, I was never made to feel like the poor Bursary school girl, and the generosity of my friends and their parents meant I experienced so many wonderful things. I will always be grateful.”
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