Personal Development

Our Personal Development curriculum helps students successfully access the wider curriculum and prepares them to be global citizens now and in their future roles, in a diverse and ever-changing society.

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Extra Curricular Activities

Our staff put on a wide range of extra-curricular clubs and activities throughout the school year. Please take a look at the timetables on this page to see what students can get involved in this academic year.

Cooperative Values

At Whalley Range 11-18 High School we actively promote the Cooperative values of self-help, self-responsibility, equality, solidarity, democracy and equity.
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Personal Development Journey

All students study the school’s Personal Development curriculum as a five-year journey, which gives them the knowledge, understanding and emotional resilience to play an active, positive and successful role in today’s modern Britain.

British Values

We actively promote values such as ‘mutual understanding and respect’ and equality between girls and promote values of democracy, respect and tolerance for all races, cultures, faiths and beliefs. This is lived out in the programmes of SMSC, assemblies and curriculum provision.
Arissa (Whalley Range alumna), being presented with the Community Captain’s armband and pennant by Bruno Fernandes in February 2024

Manchester United Foundation

We work in partnership with the MU Foundation to help engage and inspire our students to be fully prepared for their future lives.
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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.

Student Leadership

Student leadership lies at the heart of improving our school and to enable our students to realise their full potential.

Contact Us

Do you have any questions or comments about our Personal Development curriculum?

Follow the link below to our queries form:

Focus for Half Term 3

  • Finances
  • Employability skills
  • Multicultural Britain
  • Breaking down stereotypes
  • Critical thinking and fake news

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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