LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, plus other related identities)

At Whalley Range 11-18 High School we are committed to establishing a safe and welcoming environment, where everybody feels comfortable to be themselves.

Please find some useful links and information on this page on whom to contact for advice for LGBT+ young people and their parents/carers.

LGBT+ in the Curriculum

We feel strongly that LGBT+ people should be visible across all curriculum areas rather than only in stand-alone lessons. This approach allows us to empower our LGBT+ pupils as it allows us to celebrate LGBT+ people in different subject areas. In addition to this, it allows for open discourse between staff and students and it ensures that LGBT+ people are fairly represented in school.

Further to LGBT+ people being represented across the curriculum, pupils have discussed LGBT+ issues and celebrated equality during sessions in form time and pupils through the PSHRE programme. This provides students with the opportunity to ask questions and address any misconceptions.

HBT Bullying

At WRHS, we have a strictly zero tolerance approach to HBT (homophobic, biphobic and transphobic) bullying. We treat HBT bullying extremely seriously and as a result, there will be appropriate consequences for HBT bullying against LGBT+ pupils, staff or families in the local community.

If students experience HBT bullying, they can report it anonymously via one of the following ways:

  • Complete the anti-bullying form on Frog
  • Complete an antibullying referral form found outside each year office
  • Speak to one of the anti-bullying ambassadors at lunch time
  • Speak to any member of the Pastoral Team

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