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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The law is changing and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) comes into effect on 25th May 2018. It will bring higher standards for handling data and greater expectations for improved transparency, enhanced data security and increased accountability for processing personal data. Schools will have a legal duty to comply with the GDPR.

The new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is replacing the current Data Protection Act (DPA) and is set to strengthen and unify all data held within an organisation. For schools, GDPR brings a new responsibility to inform parents and stakeholders about how they are using pupils’ data and who it is being used by.

What does GDPR mean for schools?

A great deal of the processing of personal data undertaken by schools will fall under a specific legal basis, ‘in the public interest’. As it is in the public interest to operate schools successfully, it will mean that specific consent will not be needed in the majority of cases in schools.

GDPR will ensure data is protected and will give individuals more control over their data, however this means schools will have greater accountability for the data:

  • Under GDPR, consent must be explicitly given to anything that isn’t within the normal business of the school, especially if it involves a third party managing the data. Parents (or the pupil themselves depending on their age) must express consent for their child’s data to be used outside of the normal business of the school.
  • Schools must appoint a Data Protection Officer and be able to prove that they are GDPR compliant.
  • Schools must ensure that their third party suppliers who may process any of their data is GDPR compliant and must have legally binding contracts with any company that processes any personal data. These contracts must cover what data is being processed, who it is being processed by, who has access to it and how it is protected.
  • It will be compulsory that all data breaches which are likely to have a detrimental effect on the data subject are reported to the ICO within 72 hours.


Please note that from September, the afternoon Woodley Bus 880 service will no longer run.  It has been withdrawn due to low useage. It will still run in the morning

Students will have to use the general network services 383/384.



The School Council have successfully raised the funds to implement the paper recycling system at Werneth. Each classroom and designated area now have a blue paper recycling bin. We will increase our recycling at Werneth and our next step is to introduce plastic recylcing. Thank you to www.litterbins.co.uk for providing the bins at a discounted rate.



Term Dates 2018 - 2019 are here



Posted on Friday 9th November 2018

The Write Path-an international writing collaboration

Fifteen Werneth students in year seven took part in an engaging and exciting writing initiative on 7th November 2018.  Over the course of the day, six stories - started by well-known teen and children's authors - were added to by students from all over the UK and the USA. In total, seven schools were working collaboratively on our story starters. Each school had the stories for an hour: to read, add their own paragraphs, and upload to the website, ready for the next school to take over.  If you would like to look at our stories, click the following link, and then 'Stories 7/11/2018.
https://www.writepathint.com/ The fun doesn't stop here. We now have the opportunity to vote for our favourite stories, as there are prizes up for grabs for all of the participating students. Additionally, the stories will all be turned into a book in the early part of 2019, for students and relatives to purchase! An extremely famous, and wildly popular illustrator has agreed to illustrate the front cover, too. We are all looking forward to seeing our published stories in print!

This week has seen students participate in two events at Old Trafford through our partnership with the MU Foundation. The first event, WWE Anti Bullying, was on Tuesday, for four Year 7 students. It included 2 WWE wrestlers (Amber Moon & Dana Brook), and former Man United footballer Wes Brown. The day included a workshop around different types of bullying, and the effect they can have on people. The special guests spoke about their history of bullying and how they dealt with it. The students then got to finish the day off with a stadium tour and learn interesting facts about the club.

The second event was on Wednesday, where five Year 10 students visited Old Trafford to participate in the Premier League Enterprise Challenge. They have been working on their own business plan within school, and on Wednesday they delivered this plan to a panel of judges, Dragons Den style. The students presented with style, and represented Werneth exceptionally, gaining praise from all judges. One student stood from all the schools in attendance to win 2 match tickets for the Champions League game vs Young Boys at the end of November at Old Trafford.

Our school musicians will once again this weekend play a key role in the Cenotaph Remembrance service in Bredbury this Sunday.  Meanwhile in school, we have been creating our own memorial.  Year 8 student ambassadors Tyler, Elyce and Natalie have recycled plastic bottles to create poppies for the school remembrance wreath. It has been displayed in our heart space in the centre of school for everyone to see.


Andrew Conroy

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