Contact Line for Parents/Carers
If you have anything you wish to discuss with us regarding your child’s transfer, please ring Jo Dee (Assistant Head) on 0161 494 1222 ext 191 (all calls will be returned in 24hrs).
Alternatively, Parents/Carers and Year 6 students could use our transition email with any queries or concerns...
Admissions to Stockport local education authority schools are based on priority areas. Werneth School does not decide which students will be given a place at the school. If you wish to discuss individual circumstances you may contact the school, but we are unable to process individual applications. Our admission limit is 250 students per year.
Most of our students come from Bredbury, Woodley, Romiley and Brinnington. Some come from different parts of Stockport, Tameside and further afield.
Enquiries about admissions should be made to the: -
Education Office at Stockport Town Hall on 0161 480 4949
Each year the school arranges an Open Evening for prospective students and their parents/carers.
Once we know which students are due to attend there is a series of events and meetings from May onwards to ease the transfer from primary school. These include: primary sports sessions, a New Intake evening for parents/carers and a taster day at the school when students will sample a range of lessons with the tutor group to which they will belong in September. In addition key staff visit the main primary schools to discuss transfer information with appropriate teachers.
Admission of students with disabilities
Werneth School has an inclusive admissions policy. If invited, the SENCo and/or the Pastoral Manager, will attend the Transfer Review meeting held during Year 5 and 6. At these meetings we will outline the support that would be available.
Parents/carers and students are both welcomed and encouraged to visit the school prior to this review meeting.
A copy of the student’s Special Educational Needs policy is available on the school website. Click here The Governing Body reviews this annually.
All staff are fully briefed on the most appropriate strategies to use with individual students and in-service training is provided.
Frequently asked Questions
1. How do I apply for a place at Werneth School?
Applications to Stockport Secondary Schools are all online.
2. When do I apply?
A letter will be sent to you, via your child’s Primary School at the end of Year 5 explaining when and how to apply. The online application system usually becomes available during the second week in August and closes on the last day of October when your child is in Year 6.
3. What happens after I have submitted my request?
After completing your online application, you will receive a confirmation email listing the schools you have selected in order of preference. You don’t need to do anything else unless you need to make changes to your application which must be done before the stated closing date. At the beginning of March, you will receive an email informing you of the school your child has been allocated.
4. Will I be accepted at Werneth School?
If you live in the local area and/or attend one of its associated primary schools and choose Werneth as your first preference, you are likely to be offered a place. If you live outside of the local area, it will be dependent on whether there are any places available after the initial allocation. It is possible to appeal for a place at Werneth School if you are not happy with the school allocated to your child.
5. Why choose Werneth School?
There is so much to get involved in at Werneth School, whether it’s lessons or extra-curricular – there’s something for everyone! You can request a tour at any time to see what life at Werneth School is like!