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






We will publish the blog from the last few weeks here on the Friday 1st March 2019



Thursday 28th February 2019 - Year 8 Parents Evening, 4-7pm

Thursday 7th March 2019 - Year 8 Options Evening, 6-8pm. World Book Day.

Thursday 21st March 2019 - Year 11 Parents Evening, 4-7pm. World Poetry Day.



Autumn Term 2019

  • Term starts: Monday 2 September
  • Half term holiday: Monday 21 to Friday 25 October
  • Term ends: Friday 20 December

Spring Term 2020

  • Term starts: Monday 6 January
  • Half term holiday: Monday 17 to Friday 21 February
  • Term ends: Friday 3 April
  • Easter break: Monday 6 to Friday 17 April

Summer Term 2020

  • Term starts: Monday 20 April
  • May Day: Monday 4 May
  • Spring Bank Holiday: Monday 25 May
  • Half term holiday for primary: Monday 25 May to Friday 5 June
  • Half term holiday for secondary: Monday 25 May to Friday 29 May
  • Term ends for secondary: Monday 20 July



Friday 18th October 2019

Friday 6th December 2019

Friday 14th Februrary 2020

Monday 22nd June 2020

Monday 20th July 2020


Have a good half term.

Andrew Conroy

Posted on Friday 1st February 2019


As February arrives, we reflect on a January that has passed by very quickly, and remind Year 11 that they have fewer than 50 school days until their examinations commence in the spring.  We know how hard they are working, and we continue to support their progress towards summer success.

I’d like to apologise for Wednesday’s enforced snow day: I know that this creates childcare problems for many parents.  When the weather takes a turn for the worst, it is always a very challenging decision and the reality is that I am always unpopular with some people whichever decision is made.  Ultimately, it comes down to the safety of the school site and guaranteeing that the school can operate safely for everyone, and that wasn’t the case on Wednesday.   I’m not sure if I was pleased or not by the number of children who thanked me for the day off on Wednesday!

The Catering and Food Technology Department took a trip to Tameside College this week to visit their thriving Catering Department. Year 9, 10 and 11 students enjoyed a five course tasting menu, cooked and served by the College’s current Level 2 and 3 Catering students. They admired the level of creativity and technical skill on show at Tameside, which will inspire them in their own designing and making of dishes back at school.

Thursday saw one of our Careers Fairs in the Main Hall, with students in Years 9 and Year 10 looking forward to post-16 options from local college and apprenticeship providers.  Miss Smith, our Head of Life Learning, was very pleased that our students participated keenly, and were provided with lots of valuable information.

Miss Taylor, our librarian, would like to remind everyone that next week the book fair arrives in school.  Please could you encourage your child to pay us a visit in the library and have a look through the large selection of books on offer. Unfortunately they will need to bring cash, however you can purchase a voucher online which is only redeemable at the bookfair. 

Use this link: https://www.scholastic.co.uk/search/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&search%5Bsite%5D=corporate&search%5Bquery%5D=book+fair+vouchers&search%5Bregion%5D=uk&log=t

We are taking part in the Youth Parliment Elections next week. If you would like to vote please do so at our reception or on this link... https://goo.gl/forms/DOy5baQjt9fX88Zk1

Congratulations to our Book of Excellence winners this week: Eve Longmate (French); Jamie Raeburn (community); Chloe Hamblet (Fine Art); Mairre O’Reilly (Science); Aaron Stead (Graphics)

Finally, thank you to Year 10 parents for their attendance at Thursday’s Parents’ Consultation Evening.  Year 9 follow next Thursday 7th February from 4pm to 7pm, so please look out for the appointment lists.


Andrew Conroy

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