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Parents and Carers

  • School Policies

    Our policies aim to provide parents/guardians, staff, and students with clear information about the organisation and ethos of Whalley Range 11-18 High School. These policies help us to work together to do the best for those in our care.

  • Is your Child Entitled to Free School Meals?

    We encourage all parents/carers to check if their child is entitled to free school meals. Being registered for free school meals benefits the student and the school.

  • School Bus Services 2018/19

    Please see the bus timetable for Whalley Range 11-18 High School under ‘downloads’ on this page, which contains information on the services that will operate for our school during the 2018/2019 academic year, effective from 1 September 2018.

  • Universal Credit Introduced Across Manchester

    Information from the Manchester City Council on how to claim Universal Credit, which brings together some existing benefits such as housing benefit and tax credits.

  • SIMS Parent App

    An easy way to keep track of your daughter’s progress in school.

  • Attendance Information for Parents/Carers

    Important information for Parents/Carers regarding attendance and punctuality, including procedures, timetables and expectations.

  • ParentPay

    As of September 2017 we changed the way we accept payments for School Meals, Trips and Events. Payments are only accepted online via the ParentPay website or by cash at a PayPoint at local retailers*. Cash is no longer accepted in school for these items.

  • The New GCSEs and Grading System

    Information from the Department for Education about the new GCSEs and their grading system.

  • Supporting Young People Online

    Information and advice for parents and carers on supporting young people online.

  • E-Safety (information for parents)

    We believe that the use of ICT is an essential part of education in the 21st century. The Internet and other digital information technologies are powerful tools, which open up new opportunities for everyone.

  • Health Advice and Information

    Useful advice for parents about where and how to use local national health services in Manchester. Find helpful videos with translated versions in Arabic, Bengali, Punjabi and Urdu.

  • Extra Curricular Activities

    Our staff put on a wide range of extra-curricular clubs and activities throughout the school year. Please take a look at our timetables under downloads on this page to see what students can get involved in this academic year.

  • Keeping Safe Against Radicalisation and Extremism

    Information on how to keep children and young people safe against radicalisation and extremism, with useful links for further support.

  • Holidays Abroad

    Many families plan holidays or heritage trips abroad and take their children with them in school holidays. Please take a look at this advice for parents/carers when travelling abroad.

  • Pupil Premium and Literacy and Numeracy Spending

    Pupil Premium funding is given to public schools in England to spend on raising the attainment of disadvantaged students. Schools with a Year 7 cohort also receive a Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium to spend on supporting students who have not achieved at least a level 4 in reading and/or maths at Key Stage 2.

  • Your Child's Attendance

    High attendance is imperative to allow our students to achieve their full potential. Take a look at the tips on this page to help keep your daughters attendance at a high level.

  • Who to Contact

    Key contact information for parents and carers to help you find the right person to deal with your query.

  • The School Day

    Details of the Whalley Range school day, including times.

  • School Uniform

    Whalley Range 11-18 High School students should be smart and business-like. Please ensure that your child is appropriately dressed for school.

Parent View

An online questionnaire for you to give your view about this school at any time of the year. At the time of an Ofsted inspection, parents are also invited to give inspectors their views using Parent View.



PARENT SURVEY (Careers Advice)

We would really appreciate it if parents/carers could spare a few minutes to complete this survey regarding Careers Advice in School. Thank you.


School Closures: If the school is closed for any emergency reason, we will send a text message and an email message to all the parent/carer details that we hold on our student records. It is therefore very important that you keep us up to date with any changes to your mobile phone number or email address. Information will also be available on the school’s website and an answerphone message will be left on the main telephone number (0161 861 9727). In addition, for short notice closures due to severe weather, local radio stations will be informed.
Requesting Information: If you would like a paper copy of any information published on this website please contact the school.