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Get Active

The ‘Get Active’ programme at Whalley Range aims to encourage students to live a healthy, active lifestyle. We support this through extra curricular clubs, the curriculum, team sports, competitions, mindfulness, promotion and awareness and more.

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Students engage in completing their skill, physical, volunteering and expedition sections of this course, through PE lessons and in their own time.


Mindfulness, in a nutshell, is being able to focus on the present moment. It can be practised anywhere but preferably somewhere quiet to aid relaxation and reflection. Activities within our ‘Relaxation’ scheme of work are not all focused on mindfulness itself but the activities within allow students to reflect on past, present and future emotions and feelings.

National Qualifications

Over the course of the year, the Year 9 students will participate in a variety of programmes such as This Girl Can, Be the Best and the Dove self-esteem project, alongside physical activities such as Netball, Football, Basketball etc.


The Edge is a scheme to develop and accredit students personal attributes that are essential for employability and life. These are skills that employers look for when recruiting employees.

Sports Leadership

The Sports Leaders Qualification is a nationally recognised qualification, which develops leaders and leadership skills in planning and evaluating sports activities.

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.

Quality Marks, Awards & Affiliations

We strive for excellence and are very proud of our achievements and affiliations.

If you believe something is missing or should be removed from the list below, please let us know.

SSAT Effective Learning Behaviour logo SSAT Climate for Learning logo Cyber Essentials Certificate logo Manchester United Foundation logo The Duke of Edinburgh logo The Cultural Diversity Standards logo The Schools Co-operative Society logo School Achievement Award logo Sport England logo Leading Edge Partnership Programme logo The Quality in Careers Standard logo Healthy Schools Manchester logo Whalley Range Sixth Form logo Education and Leadership Trust logo