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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27th September - GCSE Information Evening Parents of Yr 10 and 11

6pm-7pm - Year 11 parents

7pm - 8pm Year 10 parents

an information evening on how you can best support your child through their GCSEs. Information on the new GCSEs, revision strategies, course content and general advice will be covered in the evening. Subject Leaders for English, Maths and Science will be offering detailed information on the courses your child will be sitting with them. All parents welcome.






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.



Autumn Term 1


Thursday 27th September - Year 10 & 11 GCSE Information Evening 6-8pm
Thursday 11th October - Launch for Success Evening for Year 7 parents 6-8pm
Thursday 18th October – School breaks up for Half Term

Term Dates 2018 - 2019 are here



Posted on Friday 21st September 2018

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will know that I am very keen to develop as many of our students as possible to become the leaders of tomorrow.  We have many student leaders in school, ranging from sports leaders to environmental leaders to leaders working with teachers in developing learning.  I was really pleased this week to see that our School Council have been busy working with Transport for Greater Manchester. They have produced a video called ‘School Buses for Beginners’ to help our new students with travel arrangements. The video has been shared with our local primary schools.

It was our Post-16 evening yesterday, where colleges and apprenticeship providers were present in school to meet parents of Year 10 and Year 11 students: over 130 sets of parents attended the event.  A reminder that, if you need signposting help with careers or options when students leave school, you can contact us in school for help via Mrs Lewis.  We are reminding Year 11s of key dates in assemblies, and completing valuable preparation work in Life Learning lessons.

Book of Excellence winners this week:

Year 7 Eve – Practical work on cells in Science
Year 8 Luke – homework on Native American culture in Art
Year 9 Lucy – Research in Photography
Year 10 Alexandru – Descriptive writing in English
Year 11 Caitlin – Independence in Science

Looking for a part time job?  I’ve been asked to advertise this by Stockport local authority …. we currently have several vacancies in the Romiley area. The jobs are advertised on the council website but we are still struggling to recruit.  We tend to find the job attracts retired people looking to top up their pensions or midday assistant staff.  It may be that some grandparents are looking for work.

It's that time of year for tummy bugs and the like. Could we ask students to remember to wash their hands before they eat and after using the toilet. Let’s keep those bugs at bay!

Finally, a well done and thank you to our great Werneth bake off contestants from last week’s Open Evening.  Mrs Oakes writes that “ eight students from all year groups participated in the challenge to bake a pastry, biscuit or cake of their choice using our fantastic kitchens in A12.  Prospective parents and students were given the opportunity to taste the delights and then each item was judged by Miss Harness, Mrs Oakes and Mr Conroy.  The judging was tough, but joint winners were Kate from Year 11 and Eloise from Year 9 with their chocolate and peanut butter swiss roll, and carrot and walnut cake.  Very close runners up were Bryony from Year 11 with pink cupcakes, and Libby from Year 7 with vanilla cake.  Congratulations also to Amelia (Year 7), Tommy (Year 9), Tyler (Year 8) and Alex (Year 10).  They all worked so hard to create gorgeous dishes.  Keep baking everyone!”



Andrew Conroy

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