Situated in the east of Stoke-on-Trent in Townsend on the A52, it has a catchment from the communities of Bucknall, Bentilee and Abbey Hulton and educates pupils of ages 11–16. There are around 650 students on roll drawn from a community that has high levels of social deprivation. The headteacher appointed in 2007 is Paul Liddle. In 2009 the Mitchell High was the most improved National Challenge school in England. In 2010 Mitchell made further improvements with the school gaining 18% above FFTD targets for the % of students gaining 5 or more A*-C Grades inc English & Maths. In addition, the CVA placed the school in the top 5% of schools.
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