Ensuring our new students have the smoothest transition possible is something we value very strongly, and we are already looking into ways that we can stay in touch with your child before starting with us in September.

We can assure you that your child’s place with us is safe. We will be in regular contact with you by email and you will be asked to complete an online admissions form. If your daughter has a place with us for September 2024 but you have not received any emails from us please contact us as soon as possible.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr Parker via email

If your daughter has a Special Educational Need or Disability and you would like to discuss this further please email Mrs Zarar ( Assistant Headteacher & SENCO).

All future correspondence will be via email, so please check your email regularly.

Mrs J. Fahey, Academy Headteacher, pictured with students outside Whalley Range 11-18 High School

Welcome from the Headteacher

Welcome to Whalley Range 11-18 High School. Our school is a warm and caring community for all students. We celebrate diversity and believe strongly in providing an environment where all young people thrive.

School Uniform

Please ensure that your child is appropriately dressed for school at all times.

Getting to School

We like to encourage our students where possible to walk or cycle to school. There are many health and environmental benefits attached to walking and cycling. Please use the links below for more information.

How to Prepare for your Start

We appreciate that the transition to secondary school can be a difficult and daunting time for Year 6 children and their parents/carers. On this page we have tried to provide key pieces of information to help your daughter for her start at Whalley Range 11-18 High School.
Whalley Range 11-18 High School

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.
Range Review Issue 5 cover

Range Review

Welcome to the Spring 2024 edition of our community newsletter. It includes celebrations of the incredible opportunities available to our students during the last term.
Restaurant food


We are delighted to welcome our new catering partner, Innovate. Innovate are part of the Impact Food Group (IFG) and will be working with our existing catering staff to provide an exceptional catering experience.
Student wearing PE uniform

Year 6 Transition into PE

Welcome to the Whalley Range PE department! We have some excellent facilities where you will be based for your PE lessons. Some of the facilities are brand new, like the Astro Turf pitches.

You'll also find some really helpful videos and advice about starting secondary school on the BBC Bitesize website.

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
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