Parent/Carer 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 your daughter, as a new Year 7 student in September.

We strive to work as a team with our parents and carers, and the resources on this page are designed to support you to prepare your daughter for life at Whalley Range and to answer any of the questions you may have. If you have any further questions please contact the school and we will find the answer for you.


Welcome / School Tour

Welcome from the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team (view presentation slides)
Student Guide to the School Building
Virtual School Tour
Virtual LRC Tour


What we Learn

Students will study a wide range of subjects including the Core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science. It is important that you are clear on what your daughter will learn in Year 7 at Whalley Range. The attached documents detail:

  • The topics/themes your daughter will cover in each subject during Year 7
  • What you can do to prepare over the summer
  • Additional opportunities offered within each subject

We hope these documents will help you prepare your daughter for her studies with us. If you have any questions about our curriculum please contact us.

Summer Work

Your daughter's new teachers have put together some activities for her to work on over the summer holiday:

Starting School

House System

Your child's house is an important part of their identity as a Whalley Range student. Their Head of House and House Coordinator are there to support your child with any problems they/you are having and provide advice and guidance.

In addition, students are able to collect house points for taking part in extra-curricular competitions and through good Attitude to Learning, Behaviour for Learning, attendance and punctuality. With the highest total being awarded the title of 'Best House'.

Please click on the link for your house below to see a message from your Head of House.

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.

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 Cyber Essentials Certificate 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