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 30th November 2018

Secondary education is often measured by student outcomes in terms of GCSE results: whilst this is very important, I think it is equally important that our young people develop the skills to be successful adults in the world.  One of those skills to develop is empathy: caring for other people.  I often hear adults make comments that the young people of today do not show a sense of care for anyone other than themselves, and I am always quick to defend young people.  The vast majority of young people care deeply about the world around them, and how they can improve it.  With this in mind, I was delighted today to visit Miss Carr’s Year 8 form to congratulate them on their care for a student in their form.  When Finn – a member of their form – went into hospital recently, the form wanted to show him how much they cared.  Miss Carr said that “it is so lovely to see the caring nature of year 8 and how our students have pulled together to support Finn.  Special mention to Oliver Lomas, Charlie Atherton and Paul Sinclair. These boys went above and beyond and I am so impressed. On Tuesday they went to several year 8 classes and collected small donations from our year 8 students - anything ranging from 20p to £1 each in order to create a big 'get well soon' hamper for Finn. In total, we have collected over £70! We then created a shopping list of all the goodies to put in Finn's hamper. There is everything in there from hot chocolate and marshmallows, his favourite sweets, ps4 gift card, and even cosy socks and a fluffy dressing gown to aid a speedy recovery! I think this will definitely put a smile on his face!” 
Finn’s family were emotional when they received the hamper in school yesterday.  Well done Year 8!

Congratulations also to the Year 7/8 basketball team, who won their first fixture of the year this week 16-8 against Harrytown.

You may have seen in the press this week a story about the possibility of school holiday patterns changing over the coming years, and a consultation that you can vote on as parents.  Here is the link ….  https://www.stockport.gov.uk/topic/nursery-and-school-admissions if you wish to have your say.  We have voiced our concerns as a school, based on educational reasons.  We would like to retain patterns similar to our current school year to maximise the achievement for our Year 11 students.

Congratulations to Coby in Year 8 who entered the Goyt Valley Parkour survey competition and won JD vouchers.

Finally, a reminder that school is not open to students next Friday as per the calendar on the website.  Students will finish at 3.10pm on Thursday, and return as normal on Monday.   Also a reminder that school will finish on Friday 21st December at 12pm.  School buses have been booked for this day.




Andrew Conroy

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