Sports Council Celebration

A huge congratulations to all of the students who have been specially selected to form our new Sports Council.

The Sports Council will play an active role in supporting the PE Department by contributing to sporting events and encouraging a healthy lifestyle within the school, through their new ambassadorial role.

Mrs Charlesworth (Assistant Area Leader for PE) said:

“The PE Department are looking forward to seeing our new Sports Council implement their exciting ideas to help improve the school, well done!”


Our student Sports Council pictured with the PE Department

Year 9 Options Booklets 2017

Take a look at our Options Booklets for 2017 to see what choices are available to current Year 9 students.

Download our Options Booklets, which are all about choosing the subjects that you will be studying going in to Key Stage 4.

Please note that our Options Booklets may be periodically updated, so please check this frequently around Options Evening.

You will be working towards examinations from which important decisions will be made about your future. This booklet will help you make the best possible start by choosing your examination courses carefully.

Options Booklet 2017 (W Band)

Options Booklet 2017 (Z,X,Y Band)


W Band, X Band, Y Band, Z Band

Safer Internet Day 2017

This year Safer Internet Day is on Tuesday 7th February 2017.

As a whole school we will once again be supporting Safer Internet Day, and our ICT faculty will be promoting the event with our students during lessons.

Safer Internet Day helps to highlight positive uses of technology and how we can all help to create a better and safer internet community.

This year the theme is: “Be the change: unite for a better internet”.

More information can be found on the UK Safer Internet Centre website.

Trust Recruitment Fair Brings New Career Opportunities

On Thursday 12th January 2017 job seekers came to Whalley Range 11-18 High School to meet us at our Education and Leadership Trust Recruitment Fair.

The event was a fantastic opportunity for job seekers to meet leaders, staff and students from the Education and Leadership Trust, attend a top ten tips for job applications and interviews workshop and register their interest in future vacancies with Manchester’s most dynamic and forward thinking Co-operative Academy Trust. We saw a fantastic turnout.

To find out more about career opportunities with the Trust please download and take a look at our Recruitment Fair Pack:

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Trip to the Manchester Central Library

A group of talented English and Humanities students from Year 8 and Year 9 visited the Manchester Central Library on Thursday 17th November. The purpose was to take a tour of the amazing state of the art facilities in the library, and then take part in the Into Film National Film Festival, watching a screening of Hotel Rwanda. Our students were terrific ambassadors for the school, asking thought provoking questions about the film and sharing insightful opinions. It was so pleasing to hear them complain about having to leave the library, wanting to stay all afternoon to search the books, use the design facilities and use the musical instrument library! Well done everyone! It was a pleasure to take you and listen to your ideas and enthusiasm.


TEMA Monsterchef


Throughout October, pupils competed to create spooky menus for the first House Competition of this year. The entries were fantastic with lots of grim details! A small selection of pupils from each house went on to create their three course menus on the last day of term. They were served to Mrs Kane and Mr Benedict who were very impressed with both the presentation and the taste of the food. Within the kitchen, pupils worked fantastically as a team and they should be very proud of their achievements. Winners to be announced in house assemblies next week.

Maths Superheroes

We only came back to school 2 weeks ago, yet the following students are showing us a fantastic attitude to learning in maths!  Keep it up everyone!

Year 7.

Fawwaz, Taye, Hamzat, Precious, Victoria, Alissia, and Marcelique

Year 8. 

Kai, Megan, Euan, Kimberley, Karina, Ramsey, Destiny, Connor, and Bradley.

Year 9. 

Rasheedat, Cori-Leigh, Charlie, Morgan, Alicia, Andrew, Anne Marie and Chloe.

Year 10.

Vepulan, Shannon, Kezia, Candice, Deshaun, Gloria, and Eleanor.

Year 11.

Jeffrey, Nicole, Leoni, Trinity, Connor, Demi-Leigh, Craig Jayme, and Tamzin.

X Factor – Six Chair Challenge Trip


Four year 10 pupils were selected to attend the filming of the 6 Chair Challenge for The X Factor in Wembley. This was a reward for their outstanding contribution to Performing Arts department this year.

The Poetry Trials – Success!

33 year 7, 8 and 9 English students are having their work published in the latest Young Writers poetry anthology, ‘The Poetry Trials’.

Young Writers invites nationwide entries from kids aged 11-18 and then chooses the very best and most creative poetry for publication in regionalised editions. This is the third time in the past two years that Mr Wilkes’ students’ work has been published, taking the total number of published poets to about 100. 

Entrants were invited to write expressively on a subject of their choice, which they feel is of importance to young people in our country. 

Mr Wilkes was really pleased with the standard of poetry produced and the maturity and sensitivity of the emotional responses expressed in our pupils’ poetry.