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

Starting School

Your new House

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

In addition, you 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:

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:

Activities / How To...


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:

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

Use your new school login to access our Intranet (Frog) and take part in our sports day challenges. Submit your scores for a chance to win prizes!

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