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.



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Posted on Friday 15th March 2019


We are now within 30 school days of the start of the GCSE examinations for our Year 11, and this week they have been sitting their final mock examinations in English, Mathematics and Science.   Teachers will be marking them and providing feedback as soon as possible to aid revision.  A reminder to parents that the Year 11 Consultation Evening is this coming Thursday, 21st March 2019.  If you need any information about this, or to book appointments, please contact tracy.taylor@wernethschool.com

Please find here a copy of the revision timetable for year 11.  Obviously every opportunity is crucial now for our Year 11s to attend so we encourage parents to ensure that your child is attending every possible session.

We are fortunate at Werneth to have good wraparound facilities to support every child who needs additional support and guidance, including our HART facility to support our students’ emotional and health well being.  As part of our review of how we support the Werneth Young Carers group, they asked us for some time and space where they could meet together, “chill out” and compare experiences.  Young Carers are our young people who care for a family member at home, and require some extra support from school with their own well being.  Our HART team have therefore now introduced the Chippy Tuesday and Fruity Friday events each half-term for the Young Carers, where we provide the food/drinks along with a place for them to meet, socialise and just enjoy themselves. As you can see from the pictures the events are going down really well with the students….. as is the food. 


On Tuesday the 19th March, we have invited the parents of our Young Carers into school to give us their views about the current support we offer and to share any other ideas they may have.   So if you are a parent of a Young Carer please feel free to join us at 12.30 for this short but important meeting for your child.

A massive congratulations to Olivia Rose Minnis in Year 7.  She plays a starring role in an upcoming film called The Keeper, which tells the story of ex-Manchester City goalkeeper Bert Trautmann.  Olivia’s parents are rightly very proud of her achievements, and everyone at Werneth is equally proud.  Well done Olivia!


Andrew Conroy

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