Student Leadership at WRHS

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

Student Leadership at WRHS – Investing in tomorrow’s leaders.

The school’s leadership programme builds the necessary skills, confidence and motivation to engage directly in the wider improvement of our school and most importantly our students learning experience.

Our student leaders are at the heart of building the WRHS ethos and our sense of community and Trust.


WRHS Student Leadership Programme 2021/22

Our Senior Student Leadership Team (SSLT) is made up of Year 11 students who have been selected through an application and interview process. Once selected they are given the opportunity and responsibility on leading on self-directed projects within the school as well as being important ambassadors for WRHS in the community.

This year each year group will have its own Student Leaders that have been selected by year teams. We expect our Student Leaders to represent our WRHS values at all times.

In addition we recognise and encourage leadership through our varied Extended Leadership groups. These aim to give safe spaces for students to discuss issues of relevance to them and promote marginalised voices within the school. These groups include, LGBT leaders, Environmental Leaders, Anti-Bullying Ambassadors, Sports Leaders, Faculty Leaders and a range of Form time leaders.


Senior Student Leadership 2021/22

The application process for this year’s SSLT (Year 11 students only) is now open.

The deadline for applications will be Friday 29th October 2021. To submit an application please click on the following link:

Application Form


SSAT Student Leadership Accreditation

Through Student Leadership roles, students are able to build a portfolio of evidence to contribute towards 10 leadership skills. for each skill students can achieve bronze, silver or gold levels. This is a very prestigious award and these are presented at the end of the academic year.

The Student Leadership Award Principle Grid

  1. Commitment
  2. Organisation and planning
  3. Communication
  4. Being accountable
  5. Being a role model
  6. Using my skills to help others
  7. Understanding my community
  8. Team working
  9. Presenting
  10. Reflection

The SLA (Student Leadership Accreditation) offers a formal way to champion and celebrate the leadership skills our secondary students develop in and out of school, requiring students to create a portfolio in which they gather and upload evidence to showcase their skills.The SSAT (Schools, Students and Teachers Network)

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