headteacherWerneth School is an 11-16 mixed, non-selective maintained secondary school in Stockport.

Our school is located in brand new premises in Bredbury, and is served primarily by 9 feeder primary schools. We work closely with our primary colleagues to ensure transition from primary is as seamless as possible.

Werneth is renowned for its inclusive ethos, as can be seen by our recent Quality Mark accreditation for Inclusion. The school is committed to the development of a broad and balanced all-through curriculum, matched to our students' diverse needs from Year 7 to Year 11.

2016 has led to the introduction of four core principles that will guide our development and practice as a school moving into the future:


Ensuring that our students are recognised for their achievements, and their needs are both understood and met on a daily basis.


Working productively with our students to create ownership and pride in their learning and educational experiences.


Creating a curriculum fit for the needs of every student, and allowing them to be positive and aspirational about their future.


Developing the characteristics of effective learning... independence, resilience, leadership and respect.

Our school is a strategic partner of two aspirational companies: Adidas and the Manchester United Foundation. We use both of these partners to deliver a wide range of educational experiences that complement our practice in school. The aim is to develop the leadership potential and skills of our students, and enable them to become successful young adults.

Andrew Conroy





Please read our expectations.


As you are aware there has been cases of Flu verified at a Stockport school. While it is not an issue in our school at this time we want to ensure that our children remain healthy and take every precaution against the spread of the virus. We have increased the cleaning levels in school and have given pupils information on good respiratory hygiene regimes. The following link gives further information on Flu. www.nhs.uk


There are two entrances to our new building for the foreseeable future. Located behind our old building, this will remain the case until our old building is demolished over the coming months. Deliveries will enter at our Higson Avenue entrance.

If you are a parent or visitor coming into school, you will only be able to access school down the entrance to the left of our site, as you look at the school from the main road. Parking here is limited, and there is a narrow entrance lane. You will walk around to the visitor entrance, and use the intercom to gain access to our reception area.


Please can you use the old school car park or Harrytown's car park on parents evening. You can then walk round the old boys gym way to the new school Entrance. Limited disabled spaces will be available outside the new school.

You can view the map here.


Our Sports Hall has had a 'face lift' and is now available for community lettings

click here for details.





Posted on Friday 13th January 2017

Welcome back, and a very happy new year to all families associated with our school.

Just a couple of days before we broke up for Christmas, a group of Year 7 pupils performed the Christmas production 'Papa Panov' to an audience of family and friends. Papa Panov has a long tradition at Werneth School with many students having fond memories of taking part. 'Papa' was performed by Harry Nevison and the 'Gentle Woman' by Clara Wilson. All the pupils were wonderful and acted, sang and danced brilliantly on the night. We look forward to seeing them in the school production.

The start of the Spring Term always heralds a sense of looking forward to the challenges of the remainder of the school year …. it’s a crucial time in many ways. Year 11 will be receiving their GCSE mock examination results next week, will be attending some crucial Study Skills workshops in January and of course completing their final 60 days in school as they lead up to their examinations. Every day, every hour, every lesson counts.

For Year 9 and Year 8 there are some crucial Options decisions to be made related to the GCSEs that they will be studying in the future, and we will have further information to come on this.

We’ve had two days of assessment and interviews for our new Deputy Headteacher this week, with seven candidates interviewed for this vital position. I was particularly proud of our panel of students who displayed excellent leadership skills in creating some demanding questions for the candidates, and grilling them in interview.

Finally, advanced notice that we will have our annual Scholastic Bookfair in the library between the 2nd and 9th February.

Have a good weekend!


Andrew Conroy


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