headteacherWerneth School puts the child at the heart of its work. We are a creative community which promotes excellence and well-being. Through instilling mutual respect and tolerance, we aim to achieve a caring environment based on an empathetic understanding of the needs of others. Truly inclusive, we support all learners to achieve their potential by encouraging them to take responsibility for their own achievements through becoming independent and resilient and by teaching them the processes of effective learning.

A listening school in which learner voice matters, high expectations of achievement and progress are expected through teamwork, collaboration and an unerring belief that all can achieve. Whilst providing a broad and balanced curriculum based on learner choice, we promote a wide range of extra-curricular experiences and actively encourage learner participation. We aspire to prepare all our learners for an ever changing world through instilling employability skills and citizenship.

Andrew Conroy





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Posted on Friday 23rd September 2016


It was wonderful to see so may Year 10 and 11 parents at our “Preparation for Post-16” evening on Thursday this week. It was standing room only in C2 for the evening as we welcomed 17 training and further education providers and 120 families into school.

Don’t forget next week that we have our “Launch for Success” evening for Year 7 parents on Tuesday at 6pm. Our GCSE Information Evening is held on Thursday: Year 10 and 9 parents at 6pm, and Year 11 parents at 7pm.

A group of 10 year 9 dance students had an amazing opportunity to do a 3 hour workshop with the English National Ballet Company on Tuesday this week.

The girls went to Stockport Academy to work alongside some of their students and students from Stockport School to form a collaborative dance troop. They learnt repertoire taken directly from the newly choreographed contemporary version of 'Giselle' which proved both extremely exciting and indeed challenging. The most enjoyable and rewarding part for them all was to choreograph with girls from other Stockport Schools which they excelled in. They then got to enjoy seeing the choreography that they learnt in the workshop, performed live at the Manchester Palace Theatre on Thursday evening by the professional dancers in the English National Ballet Company. The girls were an absolute credit to Werneth and showed determination and commitment. It was a fantastic opportunity for our dance students.

In our Manchester United Foundation draw this week, the winner of the tickets for Saturday’s Leicester game was Kiera Halliwell in Year 11.  Kiera was over the moon to have won and said she was going to take her dad, as he deserved a treat because he has been working so hard. We also held an attendance draw for each year group, rewarding students who have had a 100% attendance so far this year. These will be repeated fortnightly, with larger rewards at the end of each half term. Attendance is so very important, and we want to reward those who come in without fail this year.

The Year 11 Netball team played in their last ever Stockport Schools netball tournament on Wednesday night and they had the best EVER result! They finished in 3rd place in the plate competition with amazing performances from all the squad! The team were Hannah Baker, Lydia Higginbottom, Holly Lester, Kira Hanson, Lauren O'Hara, Aimee Warrington and Sam Parry. The player of the tournament was Lauren O'Hara who performed outstandingly well in each of the 5 games. The girls celebrated with McFlurry treats from Miss N Smith on the way home! Miss N Smith, Miss Sloane and Miss V Smith are extremely proud of the girls and they have been a credit to the Werneth PE Department for the past 5 years!

The winners of the £10 voucher for 100% attendance over the last two weeks are Amelia - Year 7, Taylor - Year 8, Cole - Year 9, Jake - Year 10 and Brad - Year 11. Well done to you all.

Finally … Year 11 parents: please be aware that Monday 17th October and Tuesday 18th October, during the enforced school closure, will be working days for Year 11. We will be transporting our Year 11s to a study centre to work on Maths and English key skills on these days. More details to come, but please ensure your child attends both days.

Tuesday 27th September

Launch for Success Evening, 6pm ( Year 7 parents )

Some key information for parents about students’ secondary education, and what to expect.

Thursday 29th September

GCSE Information Evening for Year 9 and 10 parents at 6pm; Year 11 parents at 7pm. 

A crucial guide to the new style GCSE examinations in Maths and English, led by our subject leaders in these vital subjects.


Join us for our final production in our current school building. Bugsy Malone is on from Monday 10th October – Thursday 13th October at 7.30pm in the Image Theatre. Ticket prices start from £8 for adults and £5 for children.

Email: show@wernethschool.com or call 0161 494 1222 to book tickets. You can also pay for tickets on Parentpay.


Have a good weekend!

Andrew Conroy



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