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








We are at the time of the year when we face the forecast of snow, so we would like to remind you of the arrangements we will make in the event of severe weather.

If, in the Headteacher's opinion, to open the school would not be in the best interests of the health and safety of students and staff, or if difficulty with transport networks means the school would be inadequately staffed, the school will remain closed. The following procedure will then apply to keep the school community informed:

A message will be posted on the school website as soon as a decision is made: this will wherever possible be before 8am. We will also send a text to parents as soon as possible. Please ask your child to check before setting out on their journey to school. We will keep the website updated as applicable to keep you aware of plans for the following day.

A copy of the full Snow and Bad Weather Policy is on the school website under the Parents tab.







Please read our expectations.


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

click here for details.



Spring Term 2

26th February 2018 - Return to school - Blue week

1st March 2018 - Year 8 Options Evening - 6-8pm
7th March 2018 - Year 8 Parents Day - First House
8th March 2018 - Year 8 Parents Evening - 4-7pm
14th March 2018 - SEND Parent Forum
16th March 2018 - Deadline for returning Year 8 Options forms
20th March 2018 - Year 9 Vaccinations
21st March 2018 - Year 11 Parents Day - First House
22nd March 2018 - Year 11 Parents Evening - 4-7pm
28th March 2018 - Yr7-11 SP2 Reports issued
28th March 2018 - Finish for Easter - return 16th April

Summer Term 1

16th April 2018 - Return to school - Red week

25th April 2018 - Year 9 Parents Day - First House
26th April 2018 - Year 9 Parents Evening - 4-7pm
9th May 2018 - Year 7 Parents Day - First House
9th May 2018 - HPV vaccinations - Yr 8 girls 
10th May 2018 - Year 7 Parents Evening - 4-7pm
11th May 2018 - GCSE Exams begin
24th May 2018 - Year 11 Final Reports issued
25th May 2018 - Break up for Half Term - return 4th June

Summer Term 2

4th June 2018 - Return to school - Red week

4th-8th June 2018 - Revision Week - Yr7-9
11th-15th June 2018 - Exam Week - Yr7-9 / Revision Week - Year 10
13th June 2018 - SEND Parents Forum
18th-29th June 2018 - Exam Week - Year 10
12th July 2018 - Open Evening / Yr7-10 Reports issued
16th-20th July 2018 - Year 10 Work Experience
18th-20th July 2018 - Can-Do Week / Year 7 Camp
24th July 2018 - Finish for Summer - return 3rd September


Red and Blue weeks can be viewed here


Posted on Friday 23rd March 2018

Our last full week in school before Easter and it has been a busy one.  A reminder that school breaks up at 3.10pm on Wednesday, and returns on Monday 16th April 2018 at 8.40am.

All Year 11 students now have a copy of their summer exam timetable.  Hopefully they are working steadily at home using at 20 minute slots for each subject on a regular basis.  Revision is most effective with short, regular sessions.    Revision classes at lunchtime and after school are running and we are also  putting on lessons during the Easter break.  Not long to go now until the most important stage of Year 11!

A busy few weeks in Life Learning has seen trips take place for some of our Y9 and Y10 students.

As part of Life Learning partnership with Enabling Enterprise on Friday 9th March Mrs Smith-O'Connell took 30 Y9 students to RSA in Manchester to take part in a "Day in the Life Of" experience day. 

These business trips are designed to inspire and motivate students, as they learn more about the workplace, the sector and the employees. It is also an opportunity for them to further develop their understanding and application of the enterprise skills they have used at school in lesson time projects and Drop Down Days in a real world situation supported by professional volunteers.

Students took part in a challenge called "Lend-A-Hand" that brings together 8 essential skills with a specific focus on Problem Solving and Staying Positive. The students took on the role of financial advisors and guided a family in making sensible decisions with their money. In order to do this they needed to ensure they were Listening and Understanding the needs of the family. To help prepare them, the day kicked off with a higher and lower value quiz base on the price of popular luxury items and moved on to a thought provoking lifestyle quiz.

Our students were a real credit to Werneth and RSA staff commented on how hardworking, polite and driven our students are. Here's what some of our students said about the trip:

“I got involved a lot today with everything my group did, something I only normally do with my friends.”  
“I never speak in front of the class but I did today and I’m proud of myself.” 

To read more check out the news report from Enabling Enterprise about the day. http://enablingenterprise.org/archives/25292

Mrs Lumsdon leads our Young Carers group within school, and she was really moved when she attended the “Young Carers Celebrating Success” evening on Tuesday. It was great to see ex-student Olivia Gaffe doing so well and making a very moving speech explaining her successes since leaving school.  Our congratulations to Aaliyah Saidani, currently in year 8, who won an award.  Mrs Lumsdon said “It was a real privilege to be invited and represent Werneth School.”

Wednesday was our annual Boccia competition for Stockport schools, hosted as ever by Werneth in our Sports Hall.  Thank you to all of our teachers, SEN team and students who helped to make the day such a success.   It is always a fantastic event, and really heart-warming to see students across the age range taking part in a very competitive and fiercely-fought event.  The winners this year were Aquinas College and St Annes High School, and I was delighted to present the medals to the winning teams.  Congratulations to every student who took part though.


Have a relaxing weekend!

Andrew Conroy

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