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Welcome from the Academy Headteacher and Executive Headteacher

Whalley Range is a popular and oversubscribed school and continues to be the highest performing girls’ high school in Manchester. We work together with families, our local community, business partners and local universities to enhance our students’ education.

Whalley Range 11-18 High School is a high performing girls’ school with a thriving Sixth Form. We have a clear focus on raising standards and inspiring students to fulfil their potential in a wide range of areas. We value our diverse community and believe we empower our young women to lead happy and successful lives.

In September 2014, Whalley Range opened as a Co-operative academy in a new Trust – the Education and Leadership Trust. Joining us in the Trust is Levenshulme High School, another girls’ school 3 miles from our own. We are committed to making the most of this multi-school Trust to enhance opportunities for learning, achievement and personal development still further. We enjoy excellent facilities for learning. Your daughter will be taught by dedicated, highly qualified subject specialists. She will be challenged and supported to achieve her best in all aspects of her academic work and personal development. We are committed to developing her leadership skills so she can stay safe and can face a challenging future with confidence.

We work together with families, our local community, business partners and local universities to enhance your daughter’s education. The ‘Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce’ and the ‘Manchester Business School’ are committed to working with our school and TRUST to develop leaders of the future.

The ‘Specialist Schools Trust’ recognised our school with an Outstanding Achievement and Progress Award in 2014 and 2015. The award recognises our achievement of being in the top 10% of schools nationally for value-added. The Executive Head and Headteacher were invited to Buckingham Palace in June 2014 in recognition of their service to education. Leadership, behaviour and safety, achievement and progress at Key Stage 3 and 4 were all judged outstanding by Ofsted in 2013.

Come and see us at work by contacting the school to make an appointment.

We look forward to meeting you.

Mrs E Hole (Academy Headteacher) and Ms P Kane MA (Executive Headteacher)

  • Whalley Range Sixth Form College
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Co-operative Trust
  • Fairtrade
  • School Achievement Award
  • Sport England
  • Leading Edge School
  • IAG Silver Award
  • Basic Skills Quality
  • Education and Leadership Trust (ELT)
  • Values Quality Mark