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

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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
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


Posted on Friday 16th March 2018


Normality has returned this week, and Year 11 have been hard at work completing full mock examinations in English, Maths and Science.  As ever, their conduct has been exemplary and this will be their very last practice in this format before the real event after Easter.  Lots of exam preparation on the cards now, and there will be a packed Easter programme for them to complete in school over the Easter holidays – they really need to make the most of every opportunity that comes their way.  That message was reinforced in assembly this morning, where Manchester United Foundation Chief Executive John Shiels spoke to them about the importance of maximising their remaining time: 11 years of school life and work, now reduced to around 11 weeks before their examinations are complete.

In last week’s blog, I mentioned our School Council and their implementation of a recycling initiative in school.  There have been quite a few developments since then, with our students winning some financial backing … I will pass to Leah and Amelia, who have written their account of the exciting developments …

“On the 8th of February, we went on a rewards trip to Old Trafford through the Manchester United Foundation, this event was called 'Show the love'. This event gave us information about the effects of climate change, and in the end we were taught how to present a campaign to an audience, and we decided to carry on this campaign and call it 'Werneth’s Greener Future.' As we continued this during school, we entered their competition and much to our delight, we won a trip to London and £300.  

Our trip to the 'Green Heart Award' took place this Tuesday. We travelled from Stockport train station and arrived at London Euston. We travelled on the Underground to arrive at Green Park station. We then had time to visit Buckingham Palace, St James's Palace, the London eye, Tower bridge, Downing Street , Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament.  We were lucky enough to secure a tour around Parliament with William Wragg, our local MP, who took us around The Houses Of Parliament and informed us on the history of Parliament, and we got an exclusive seat in the speakers house to watch a debate about free school meals. After watching the debate, we went to another part of Parliament to take part in the 'Green Hero Heart Awards', where we got a mention just before the award for 'the best youth/school project'.”


Thank you to Year 8 parents who attended the Year 8 Options Evening on Thursday – it was a packed out hall and lower floor in school as subjects detailed the many GCSEs and BTECs on offer.  A reminder to Year 8 parents that forms are due back to form tutors on Monday.
Have a good weekend.

Have a relaxing weekend!

Andrew Conroy



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