Welcome from the Headteacher

Mrs J. Fahey, Academy Headteacher, pictured with students outside Whalley Range 11-18 High School

Welcome to Whalley Range 11-18 High School. Our school is a warm and caring community for all students. We celebrate diversity and believe strongly in providing an environment where all young people thrive.

Whalley Range 11-18 High School is a popular, oversubscribed school and continues to be a very high performing girls’ high school. We work together with families, our local community, business partners and local universities to enhance our students’ education.

Striving to educate, inspire and empower young women to be the next generation of leaders.
Our vision

Our core purpose is to support students of all abilities and backgrounds to develop high aspirations, believe in themselves and achieve their full potential. We expect all students to work hard and aim high in order to succeed academically and personally. We are proud of what our students achieve and are aware that we will only continue to be successful if we can fully involve and work with our parents and carers.

We nurture and build ambition for our students. Throughout school life we will open opportunities, broaden horizons and introduce challenges to support your daughter’s development.

We recognise that students have different interests, dreams, abilities and needs and our school’s broad and flexible curriculum reflects this. Our staff are committed to ensure that students achieve their full potential regardless of their starting points. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum from Year 7 through to Year 13. Our curriculum extends beyond the classroom with our students having a wide range of opportunities for learning outside the classroom.

All students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and conduct. Our expectations regarding behaviour and engagement are clear and consistent to ensure we have an effective and successful learning environment.

We look forward to working together with our students and families to ensure that all of our students have a happy and successful journey through our school.

Mrs J. Fahey, Academy Headteacher

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.

Greater Manchester Education Trust logo Chartered College of Teaching Institutional Member 2023/24 badge Cyber Essentials Certified logo
School Games Platinum Award 2023/24 - 2024/25 logo FFT National Attendance Award 2023/24 logo One Education Reading Award Gold logo Confederation of School Trusts logo Educate Awards Winner 2019 logo SSAT Educational Outcomes Awards 2018 logo SSAT Effective Learning Behaviour logo SSAT Climate for Learning 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 Basic Skills Quality Mark logo Whalley Range Sixth Form logo