Pic for Nicola's ID BadgeFirst and foremost, I would like to thank you for visiting our website. We know that good communication is key to helping our children achieve their full potential – our website is small part of how we can do just that. Here at Stretford High, we want every member of our community  to ASPIRE – Achieve Academically, enjoy Success, be Professional in attitude, grow in Integrity & Respect and recognise that hard work and Endeavour are keys to achieving our goals. This website aims to celebrate how we do this every day!

Please explore our pages to find out more about our GCSE results, the school’s facilities and to keep up-to-date with all our events, activities and celebrations. Please contact us for any further information you may need.

Mrs Nicola Doward, Headteacher

Letter from the Headteacher (Year end 2016) – Click here to read this letter from Nicola Doward



Year 11 Parents Evening

Will be held on Thursday 20th October, 4.15 – 7.00pm


Crocky Trail

On Friday the 16th September we took the whole of the year 7 cohort to the Crocky Trail in Chester. Despite our concerns about the weather, the rain held off for most of the day and the students (and staff) were able to run around and enjoy themselves. Thank you to everyone involved, it truly was a pleasure to spend the day way year 7, getting to know our new students.



Click here to read the September letter from the Headteacher.

Year 10 attended their Gateways Trip at Manchester University. The Exploration Visit was to encourage our Aspire students to go for gold and show them the benefits that Higher Education could have for them. The day consisted of workshops and lectures at both Manchester University and the Museum of Manchester- giving our learners the opportunity to develop potential and skills. An example of the workshops included “Animals and their amazing hearts- Can they help treat heart failure”- where students looked at animal hearts and their characteristics. As well as another example “Prestige- the role of social status in Britain and in societies across the globe”- in which students looked at what is meant by ‘Prestigious.’image
Thanks to The University of Manchester for hosting the beneficial day.

kamarl-imageKamarl is a student at Stretford High School and has been participating with the Foundation since year 7 through various programmes delivered in his school. Click here to read the Foundation’s Case Study.









What a wonderful morning it has been celebrating success with the class of 2016. They smashed it! 53% of our pupils achieved a good GCSE (C or above) in both English and Maths – that’s 16% improvement on last year!

There have been lots of massive improvements – 50% of pupils achieved 5A*-C including English and Maths – a huge improvement on last year.


Even more pleasing is the number of A* and A grades – in fact the top three pupils in the school got 26 A*/A grades between them!

We are so proud of every pupil, parent and staff who have pulled together to achieve these brilliant results.

It really does prove that a little bit of hard work and determination really does make a difference!

I wish the Class of 2016 happiness, health and success in future endeavours – don’t forget us because we will always remember you. Once a Stretfordian, always a Stretfordian!!!!!!!!!


GCSE Headlines for 2016:

The DfE have introduced new methods for schools to measure their pupils’ outcomes. These are:

  • The Basics % – This is the number of pupils who achieved a grade C or above in both English & Maths.
  • Attainment 8 – This is the average score for all pupils’ results. This can be compared against the Estimated Attainment 8 score which is basically the expected average score pupils should get.
  • Progress 8 – This shows if pupils’ results are better or worse than expected. Progress 8 figures are provisional at this point as all schools must wait for the official calculation which should be released in October. Figures below are based on previous year’s model.

o   A figure below 0 means pupil outcomes are below expected.

o   A figure above 0 means pupil outcomes are above expected.

  • % Entered for and passing Ebacc. This means the % of pupils who have been entered for and % pupils who have achieved a grade C + in English, Maths, Science, a humanities subject and a language.

Below you will find a table showing how we have performed as a school using these new measures against the previous 3 years

  2013              2014 2015 2016
Basics % 49% 47.1% 37% 53%
Attainment 8 41.6 45.5 42.2 48.07
Progress 8 -0.27 -0.37 -0.54 +0.04
% Entered for EBacc 12.9% (19 pupils) 17.42% (27 pupils) 8.9% (14 pupils) 20% (31 pupils)
% Achieving EBacc 8.16% (12 pupils) 9.03% (14 pupils) 3.8% (6 pupils) 9.5% (15 pupils)

As you can see, the school has improved in each measure and we look forward to continuing this trend into the future!