We are extremely proud of the broad and balanced curriculum we offer to all of our students. We are committed to building on the skills our students have previously learned to ensure all students make rapid progress.

We strive to educate, inspire, and empower young women to be the next generation of leaders. We ensure that students, regardless of their starting points, make outstanding progress and have the enrichment opportunities to succeed in the next stage of their education. Whilst at Whalley Range, through a broad and balanced, ambitious curriculum and wider experiences, students will gain the knowledge, skills and emotional resilience to equip them to succeed and become active citizens of Manchester and the world.



Curriculum Overview

We are extremely proud of the broad and balanced curriculum we offer to all of our students. We are committed to building on the skills our students have previously learned to ensure all students make rapid progress.

Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)

In Years 10 and 11, we offer a wide range of courses alongside our core curriculum of English, maths, science, ethics, philosophy and religion and PE.

PSHRE Curriculum Information for Parents/Carers

At Whalley Range 11-18 High School we take a whole school approach to Personal, Social, Health and Relationships Education and development. This reflects the needs of the students and the ethos of the school.

Remote Education Provision

Parental guidance and information for our remote education provision at Whalley Range 11-18 High School.


Citizenship at Whalley Range 11-18 School teaches students the value of playing a full and active part in society. With a keen focus on developing reading skills and communication, students engage with social issues, debating ideas and forming arguments, as well as learning about democracy, gover...


Homework will be set regularly. Sometimes it will be the completion of work set online through school resources such as Frog.
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Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

The Governors have agreed a Sex and Relationships Education Policy for our school and it is available upon request to the school. This forms part of each student’s curriculum.

Religious Education

Religious Education (RE) is taught thematically. It is largely based on the Manchester Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education (MAS) and further includes elements of learning that best suit our unique demographic.

Whalley Range Sixth Form: Super Curriculum

At Whalley Range Sixth Form we take a holistic approach to personal development and the wider curriculum. This reflects the needs of our students and the values and mission of our Sixth Form and its community.


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Design, Create and Perform

To develop students with an ability to take risks in their approach to learning, have confidence in developing and creating innovative ideas and outcomes, and to be resilient when facing creative challenges.
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Digital Technologies and Business

Our world is digital. We aim to deliver a high-quality Computer Science curriculum, to equip students to become effective users of technology, to contribute to the rapidly changing digital world.
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English and Communications

We are passionate about all our students exploring, experiencing and mastering the rich tapestry of skills and knowledge that studying English has to offer. Through the study of communication skills, literary texts, cultural connections and the constantly changing use of language, we aim to equip...

Global Awareness

Inspiring students to embrace a thirst for knowledge about the world around them – people, places, traditions, values and beliefs. Empowering students to challenge ignorance and adopt positive values that could have a global impact.

Inclusion and SEN

We work with students and their parents/carers to make it possible for every young person to participate fully in their education and to secure strong academic progress and personal outcomes and to enable individual students to learn effectively with greater independence.


Being an able mathematician ensures that you will have excellent problem-solving skills regardless of your ability. We want students to enjoy mathematics so that their love for the subject goes beyond school.
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Physical Education

Physical activity is the beating heart of the PE curriculum. Through a wide range of health, well-being and practical activities, students improve fitness levels as well as developing and applying their knowledge. A life-long love of physical activity is nurtured through the development of social...

Science and Discovery

In the Science Faculty we aim to inspire students to discover the wonder of Science through both practical and academic aspects, stimulate debate, develop a critical approach to scientific evidence and ignite students passion to learn in all three disciplines.
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Social Sciences and Community Learning

We aim to ensure that each of our subjects is a valuable window to the world. We aim to ensure all of our students gain a firm grasp of health, social, political and ethical concepts that have shaped the world, understanding what has happened, what is happening, as well as what might happen in th...

Quality Marks, Awards & Affiliations

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

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Greater Manchester Education Trust logo Chartered College of Teaching Institutional Member 2023/24 badge Cyber Essentials Certified 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