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








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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

Summer Term 1
Monday 16th April 2018 - Friday 25th May 2018
Half Term Holiday
Monday 28th May 2018 - Friday 1st June 2018
Summer Term 2
Monday 4th June 2018 - Tuesday 24th July 2018
Public Holidays
May Day - 7th May 2018
Spring Bank Holiday - 28th May 2018

Term Dates 2018 - 2019 are here


Posted on Friday 20th April 2018

It has, as always, been a busy return to school for the start of the summer term.  As the weather has improved, we have – at this stage temporarily – said that students do not need to wear their red jumpers.  Let’s hope the warmer weather continues for at least a little while longer.
It has been really heartening for us to see how many of our Year 11 students attended GCSE revision sessions over the Easter holidays.  It is very important that students remain in school over the coming weeks, as we hold continuing vital “booster” sessions for the examinations.  We are very nearly at the end now for Year 11 students: the formal examinations in the Main Hall are only weeks away, but exam elements have already started this week with GCSE elements in Drama and Modern Languages: Dance and Music elements are completed next week.

Are you a parent of a Year 11?  We hope you may find this useful …

Year 10 Fine Art students had the opportunity to work alongside a practising artist/freelance illustrator called Laura Von Burns this week. They produced a series of outstanding celebrity portraits and character designs, working in realistic and cartoon styles. This work will contribute to their GCSE portfolio. 

Miss Burrows reminded me that the Duke of Edinburgh team are taking around 20 year 10 and 11 pupils on their practice Duke of Edinburgh expedition this weekend. They start at Lyme Park, walk to Hayfield, camp overnight and then walk to Marple on Sunday. They have to navigate themselves whilst carrying all their equipment with them and cook an evening meal and breakfast.  Let’s hope the good weather remains for our intrepid explorers.

It was a privilege to listen to our Student Council members present in assemblies this week.  Their passion to develop recycling in school was evident to everyone, and they gave some hard messages on why this hot topic nationally applies to all of us.  It was particularly interesting to see them place items of rubbish on every seat that they had collected around school, and remind students that it was no-one else’s role to pick up litter for them.  They showed real leadership and care for the environment.  Next week we will be talking about the government’s drive on reducing sugar levels in drinks.

A reminder that our community football “StreetReds” sessions start tonight [ Friday 20th ] from 6pm – 8pm on our school astroturf pitches.  This programme, run by the Manchester United Foundation with their qualified coaches, is open to any young people aged 8-18.  Everyone must have a signed consent form to participate: there will be no exceptions to this rule. You can download the form here. To assist with managing the site, we will use our Higson Avenue entrance for this session: parents are asked not to park around Higson Avenue however, in order to assist our neighbours.

Next week is our Parents’ Consultation Evening for Year 9 in school on Thursday between 4 and 7pm.  On Wednesday during school hours our Year 9 leaders will be at Brinnington First House as well.  If you need further information on either event, contact Mr Mujagic or Mrs Lumsdon.  ( The final consultation evening for this academic year is for Year 7 on Thursday 10th May ).


Andrew Conroy

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