Virtual Open Month 2020 ( Published: 30/09/2020)

Instead of holding our usual event, we have launched our first ever Virtual Open Month. Throughout October, we will provide you with information about our school, curriculum and pastoral support.

Virtual Tour

Choose your language from the available options to watch the video:

Our School

We know the best thing about our school is our wonderful students and staff. We sat down with some of them to ask them about their school.

Welcome to Open Month from our Academy Headteacher

Welcome from the Head

It is our pleasure to welcome you to Whalley Range High School’s Virtual Open Evening and Open Month.

Our school motto of "Aspire, Believe, Achieve" is at the core of everything we do.

We want our students to aspire to great things for themselves and their families, to believe in themselves and to work with their peers, their families and our staff to achieve the very best that they can.

Through the videos and presentations on our site, we hope that you start to get the sense of what a fantastic school Whalley Range is for your daughter to learn and grow.

We look forward to welcoming your daughter into our new Year 7 in September 2021 and to working together with you and your daughter to ensure that she has a happy and successful journey through our school.

Mrs J. Fahey, Academy Headteacher

How to Apply

All applications to Whalley Range 11-18 High School are made direct to the Local Authority (LA) – our local authority is Manchester City Council.

Open Evening Update 2020

Unfortunately, due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, extended measures within the Greater Manchester area and exceptional circumstances that surround this, Whalley Range 11-18 High School will not be holding its annual Open Evening on-site for visitors this year.

Parents’ FAQ

It is normal to be excited and/or worried about your child when they are starting secondary school. The resources and links on this page are here to help answer any questions that you may have.


Our prospectus gives a detailed insight into our facilities, philosophies, and general life at the school.

Students’ FAQ

It is normal to be excited and/or worried about starting secondary school. The resources and links on this page are here to help answer any questions you may have.

Year 11 to 12 Transition

At Whalley Range Sixth Form we recognise the importance of a robust transition programme and acknowledge the importance of having access to resources that can help bridge the gap between Year 11 and Year 12.


Learn more about the faculties in our school and what they have to offer:

Transition Process

Our transition section is full of useful information to help with the transition process for new students and parents/carers.

Have a Question?

Ask us whatever you like via our contact form.

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.

Cyber Essentials Certificate logo Real World Learning Awards Winner 2021 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 Education and Leadership Trust logo