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.



Autumn Term 1

5th September 2017 – Students return to school
6th September 2017 – History Trip – Yr11 History Students
14th September 2017 – Open Evening
21st September 2017 - Post 16 Information Evening, 6-8pm
9th October 2017 – AAT Meetings – KS3 and KS4

10th October 2017 - Year 7 Launch for Success, 6pm
12th October 2017 – Year 11 A1 Reports issued
16th October 2017 – Year 10 Apprenticeship Show
17th October 2017 – Year 11 Apprenticeship Show
19th October 2017 – Break up for Half Term – return 30th October
20th October Staff INSET Day

Autumn Term 2

6th – 9th November 2017 – Fire Safety Event – Yr7 Students
9th November 2017 - Class of 2017 Presentation Evening
22nd November 2017 – Year 11 Parents Day – First House
23rd November 2017 – Year 11 Parents Evening – 4-7pm
29th November 2017 – SEND Parents Forum
21st December 2017 – Yr7-10 A2 Reports issued
21st December 2017 – Break up for Christmas – return 8th January
22nd December 2017 - INSET Day

Spring Term 1

8th January 2018 - Return to school - Blue week

15th January 2018 – Yr11 Mock results and A2 Reports issued
25th January 2018 – Year 11 Intervention Evening
31st January 2018 – Year 10 Parents Day – First House
1st February 2018 – Year 10 Parents Evening – 4-7pm
15th February 2018 – Year 11 Progress Reports issued
16th February 2018 – Break up for Half Term – return 26th February

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
29th March 2018 – Yr7-11 SP2 Reports issued
29th 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
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 19th January 2018

It’s been a sad, reflective week here at Werneth as we have mourned the passing of one of our Year 11 students on Monday, Max Westwell.

Max had been fighting a rare form of cancer for the past 15 months, and his fight was brave and full on.  Unfortunately, he lost that battle on Monday. Thankfully his passing was peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by his family.

Max is the fifth member of his family to attend Werneth, and his family came into school on Tuesday morning to talk through the good times with us.  They are thankful of the support offered to them from all members of the Werneth community and wanted me to communicate that message to everyone.

Max was a very inquisitive, optimistic, intelligent and caring young man who loved every day at school and at home with his family.  He is already sorely missed by his friends and teachers at Werneth.

Max’s family would love him to be remembered at Werneth, and we are exploring ways that we can move forward with a permanent memorial in school.  His family will work with us on that over the coming weeks and months.  They wanted to pass on to our Year 11s that Max will be with them in spirit over the coming months as they sit their examinations, and enjoy the rites of passage with their prom in the summer term.

Andrew Conroy



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