Hall System

Every Student and member of staff belongs to one of five Cheshire Halls

Every Hall is led by one of the Heads of Year.

Two Hall Captains and two Deputy Hall Captains are elected at the start of each academic year.

Introduction

The Hall system fosters a great sense of belonging and identity amongst the school community. Hall assemblies, comprising all Hall members from Years 7-13 are held fortnightly. Every Hall holds fundraising events regularly throughout the year for their chosen charity. Hall Council meetings are held half termly which include Form Captain representatives from each form in their Hall. Each Faculty organises inter-Hall competitions during the year, culminating in the final Sports Day competition at the end of the school year when the overall winning Hall for the year is announced.

Arley Hall

Arley Hall is situated in the village of Arley, Cheshire, about 4 miles south of Lymm. It is home to the owner, Viscount Ashcroft and his family. The house is a Grade II* listed building, as is its adjacent chapel. Formal gardens to the southwest of the hall are also listed at Grade II* on the National Register of Parks and Gardens. In the grounds are more listed buildings.

The hall was built for Rowland Egerton-Warburton between 1832 and 1845, to replace an earlier house on the site. By the mid-20th century parts of the house were in poor condition and were demolished, to be replaced by five private homes in a matching architectural style.

The present gardens were created in the 1830s, and were developed during the 20th century. The house and its gardens have been open to the public since the 1960s, and have also been used as a film location. Stockley Farm, part of the Arley estate, is an additional visitor attraction for children and families.

The Head of Arley Hall is Mrs Worrall. She is a very proud Hall Leader and has a competitive streak, constantly encouraging her students and urging them on. Arley students can be identified by the bright red stripe in their tie and the Hall is a supporter of the Meningitis Trust Charity. The Hall’s student body is led by the Hall Captains, Ruby Bate and Cameron Nyland. Ruby is studying French, Biology and Statistics whilst Cameron is studying Religious Studies, Psychology and Sociology

Hall Form Captains

The Arley Mascot

Arley has  been represented through the years by two mascots. Initially Aragon the Dragon spearheaded the Arley challenge. Recently their Orang-utan has symbolised Arley’s efforts although there is currently a growing move to revert back to the dragon.

Regardless of the mascot, Arley has met with considerable success in the various Hall competitions.

Sporting Triumphs

Winners of the overall Winter Inter-Hall Competition.

Arley won the Year 10 competition, came 2nd in Year 7 and 3rd in Years 8 and 9.

The Arley Year 7s won the book quiz and came 3rd in the Spelling Bee whilst the Year 9 Masterchef participants came 2nd and 3rd

The final Inter-Hall competition of the year saw Arley come 2nd on Sports Day but the overall performance of the Arley Students over the range of competitions  during the year ensured that the came first in the 2015-16 Inter-Hall competition much to the delight of Mrs Worrall

Arley Fundraising

Last Year Arley raised £412.76 for the Meningitis Trust

Dunham Hall

Dunham Hall sits within Dunham Massey Park. It is a Georgian Mansion built in 1616. The grounds of the Hall extend to 193 acres and is home to the famous Dunham Deer. The Hall has been owned by the National Trust since 1976 which looks after the 45 listed buildings on the land. The Hall was used as a military hospital during the war.

The Head of Dunham Hall is Mr Eyres. Dunham Hall students can be identified by the light blue stripe in their tie. They are the reigning Key Stage 3 Cross Country Champions and the Hall actively raises money for the Help For Heroes Charity. The student body of Dunham is led by the Dunham Captains. They are Eloise Rylance and Jess Taylor from Year 13. Eloise is studying English Language, Religious Studies and History and Jess is studying Dance and BTEC Sport

Hall Form Captains

The Dunham Mascot

All of Dunham’s work is supported by their mascot. Famed for his elegance and natty dress sense, ‘Dirk’ the Dunham Dear can often be found supporting the Hall or attending assemblies. He is looking forward to working with Clare and Joe this year and will be a valuable asset to the Head of Dunham Hall…..Mr Heaton

Sporting Triumphs

Dunham’s record in 2015-16

Cross Country 2nd in Year 7, winners in Year 8 and 3rd in Year 9. Dunham were Cross Country Champions

Sadly came 5th overall in the Winter Inter-Hall

Year 8 won their Swimming Gala

Dunham won the English Spelling Bee

Mixed performances on Sports Day saw them win at Year 8 but overall in Sports Day came 5th

In the Overall Inter-Hall Competition, Dunham finished  4th

Dunham Fundraising

Traditionally Dunham support the Help for Heroes Charity. Last year the Hall raised £479.25 through cake sales and a Bring and Buy.

Moreton Hall

Little Moreton Hall is situated near Congleton. It was built in the Tudor period for William Moreton and his family, who were wealthy landowners. The earliest part of the house was built around 1504, finished in 1610. It now belongs to the National Trust and is a Grade 1 listed building. It is supposedly haunted by a ghost called The Grey Lady.

In school, the Head of Moreton Hall is Mr Thompson, having taken over from the original Head of Moreton, Mr Thomas, in 2015. This year he will be supported by his Hall Captains Lottie Butler and Tom Gleave. Both are in Year 13. Lottie is studying Maths, Further Maths, Physics and PE whilst Tom is studying History, Biology and Business Studies. 2016/17 wad indeed a great year for the Moreton Hall. Their students performed particularly well in the Inter-Hall Competitions and arrived at the final event, Sports Day in July with a substantial lead. Despite Walton’s best efforts to catch the ‘green Machine’, Moreton ran out comfortable winners of the year’s Inter-Hall competition, much to the delight of Mr Thompson

Hall Form Captains

The Moreton Mascot

Moreton Bear relaxes whilst on holiday whilst below he is rallying the troops to raise money for The Christie

Sporting Triumphs

Cross-Country Moreton’s best result was 3rd by their Year 7 runners

Good results in the Winter Inter-Hall Year 8 were 1st, Years 7, 9 and 10 were 3rd.

Moreton finished 3rd overall in the Winter Inter-Hall

Year 7 and 8 both finished 3rd in their Swimming Gala

Year 7 came 3rd in the book quiz

Year 7 won Masterchef and Year 9 were 1st and 2nd

Sports Day – Year 7 won their Year Group, Year 10 came 3rd.

Moreton came 3rd on Sports Day

Moreton came 3rd in the Overall Inter-Hall competition

Moreton Fundraising

Moreton do make exceedingly good cakes. This cake made by Rebekah Price helped Moreton to raise £790.46 for The Christie

Tatton Hall

Tatton Hall, a Georgian mansion and Grade 1 listed building was built in 1807-1816 for Samuel Egerton. During World War II , Tatton Park served as a training ground for the Allied RAF Parachute regiment. The last member of the Egerton family to live at Tatton was Maurice Egerton. When he died in 1958, he bequeathed the estate to the National Trust.

Mrs Wagstaff is the Head of Tatton Hall. Although recently appointed, she has a long connection with her Hall and is an enthusiastic supporter of all that the Hall does. Tatton Hall is very proud of it’s charity work and has supported the local Children’s respite centre, Claire House, for a number of years. The student body of Tatton is led by their Hall Captain, Elena Rurlander. Elena is in Year 13 and is studying Biology, Geography and Maths.

Hall Form Captains

The Tatton Mascot

The Tatton Tiger is the faithful companion and mascot.

Sporting Triumphs

Cross Country Year 7 won, Year 9 came 2nd so Tatton came =2nd overall

Winter Inter Hall Year 7 won but Tatton finished 4th overall

Year 7 won their swimming Gala

On Sports Day Tatton’s Year 10 finished 2nd, their Year 9s came 3rd

Overall Tatton finished 4th on Sports Day

Sadly they finished 5th in the overall Inter-Hall competition

Tatton Fundraising

Last Year Tatton Raised £432.76 for Claire House

Walton Hall

Walton Hall was built between 1836 and 1838 for Sir Gilbert Greenall, MP. The hall is owned by the Greenall family, famous for their brewery in Warrington. The Hall is a Grade II listed building and is on the National Heritage list for England. The Hall has magnificent formal gardens along with popular modern attractions such as a ‘Pitch and Putt’ course, a children’s zoo, crazy golf, and a bowling green. The BBC drama ‘Our Zoo’ was filmed in the grounds.

Mrs Feast is the recently appointed Head of Walton, taking over from Mr Spencer. Mrs Feast is also Head of Year 9. Her new Hall have been very successful lately and July saw them crowned Sports Day Champions. This helped them to finish as Runners Up in the overall Inter Hall Competition. Walton Hall have been enthusiastic supporters of the local charity, ST Roccos.  The Student body of Walton is led by Connor Austin and Georgia Deane. Both are in Year 13 and have been involved in student leadership and the Hall system for a number of years. Conor is studying History, PE and Sociology whilst Georgia is studying Geography, Psychology and Psychology.

Hall Form Captains

The Walton Mascot

Wolfie is the Walton Mascot

Sporting Triumphs

Cross Country – Year 8s performed the best finishing 3rd

Winter Sports Year 9 won their Year group, Year 8s were 2nd and Walton finished 2nd overall

Year 7 came 2nd in their swimming gala

Spelling Bee Walton finished 2nd

Year 7 came 3rd in Masterchef

Sports Day – Year 7 and 8, came 3rd, Year 9 equal first and Year10 first

Walton came 2nd on Sports Day

Walton won the overall Inter-Hall Competition Trophy

Walton Fundraising

Walton Hall raised £415.25 for their Charity  St Rocco’s