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





Please read our expectations.



Good luck to our Year 11 click here for all the exam information you need.




With effect from Tuesday 2nd May, there will be no on-site parking for visitors or parents other than any spaces in the ramped area at the front of school.  Our current main car park near the old boys’ gym will be completely closed to allow the renovation work to be carried out.  It will be closed for car parking but also closed as a pedestrian access to school.

In terms of the new pedestrian access for students, staff and all visitors, the only entrance will be via Higson Avenue.    Students coming to and from school in the morning will enter via a gate here in the normal fashion.  For any other visitors during school hours, there will be a permanently manned station there, in which a gateman will escort any visitors to reception.  To safeguard our students, the school gates are of course locked, and so this will be the only means of access for visitors during the day, to be escorted into school.

I know this is an additional inconvenience for all of us, but I am sure this period of transition will result in much better facilities for us on completion in July.  I thank you in advance for your patience during this period.


Our Sports Hall has had a 'face lift' and is now available for community lettings

click here for details.




Posted on Friday 23th June 2017


I’d like to thank all members of our school community for the positivity around our OFSTED inspection this week.  Such occasions are of course extremely important and stressful events in school for us, but the vast majority of our students showed great pride in our school.  I am not permitted at this stage to share any of the outcomes, but I can say that the feedback allows us to move forward as a school positively.
In our second week of the “Book of Excellence” it was great to see our boys stepping up to demonstrate their excellence in their work.  Congratulations go to

Year 7 Tommy for an excellent Geography project on Amazon Rainforests with Mr Willis.

Year 7 Charlie for excellent vocabulary work in French with Miss Moverley.

Year 9 Harvey for practical skills in Food Technology where he produced a fantastic Thai Green Curry with Miss Harness .

Year 10 Lewis for his excellent examination preparation in Physics with Mrs Bennett.

Well done to all of them! 

In other news, Miss N Smith is very proud of her 9C form member Caitlin who was successful in her football trial for the U16 Everton Ladies FC team. Her hard work and dedication really paid off to be taken on by a team who play in the FA Women's Super League 1, which is the top tier of women's football. 

Last Saturday, 148 Year 6 students who start at Werneth in September attended their Transition Fun Day.  They enjoyed a range of fun-filled activities, and we know that many of them made new friends on the day.  Miss Cherrington has followed this up in our primary feeder schools this week, and received extremely positive comments from the young people who attended.

Last week, Year 10 Business Studies students visited Manchester United. They were collecting information for their controlled assessment. Manchester United Foundation delivered the second and third workshops to the students and they found out about stakeholders, customer service and advertising. The students also had to work in teams on a new business idea and present this to everyone. The session ended with a stadium tour which the students enjoyed! The students worked really hard and the sessions will be invaluable to their studies back in school. 

Have a relaxing weekend!

Andrew Conroy


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