Student Virtual Transition Day


Welcome to Whalley Range 11-18 High School.

We know the last few months have been an uncertain and challenging time for everyone, but we are working very hard to make sure the school is ready to welcome you as a new Year 7 student in September.

The resources on this page are designed to prepare you for life at Whalley Range and to answer any of the questions you may have. If you have any further questions please speak with your parents and they will be able to contact school to find the answer for you.


Welcome / School Tour

Welcome to Whalley Range 11-18 High School
Student Guide to the School Building
Virtual School Tour
Virtual LRC Tour

Starting School

    Finding your Feet at High School

    It is normal to be excited and/or worried about starting secondary school. Theses videos are here to help answer any questions you may have:

    How To...

    Videos to help you get used to being a Whalley Range student – such as how to use the canteen and LRC:


    Virtual Sports Day

    We didn’t want you to miss out on being introduced to our PE Department. So, instead of a physical event, we are delighted to welcome you to our ‘Virtual Sports Day’.


    Using the resources on this page try to answer the questions in the quiz below. If you leave your name at the end you may win a prize when you start school in September. Watch the resources and films carefully and see if you can remember some of the facts.

    Possible marks = 9

    All About Me

    You will have received a copy of this booklet in your recent letter from school. Over the summer please take the time to complete this booklet as fully as you can and bring it with you when you start Whalley Range in September:

    Subject Tasks

    Your new teachers have put together some activities for you to work on over the summer holiday:

    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