First 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
Please click here to read the Headteacher’s Letter Feb 2017
Home Learning – As part of Stretford High School’s continuing drive to improve the quality of learning for your child you will be able to see what home learning your they are receiving by accessing Class Charts.
We’ve put together an overview for parents & students here – Class Charts – Home Learning
This year’s first House newsletter is available to read here. It details what’s been happening in and around school over the first half of this year. Please take a spare minute to look through at all of the incredible achievements of your fellow students and colleagues – you never know, you could be famous.
On Monday 30th January we took 20 Year 8 students to the annual Trafford Holocaust Memorial Day event at Sale Waterside. This event, attended by the Mayor, local Councillors and representatives from all of the Trafford High Schools as well as survivors (and now descendants of survivors) from the Holocaust, is a deeply emotional event.
We have established a proud tradition of not only attending this event but also of presenting a thought provoking and relevant contribution to the proceedings. This year was no different. Using the theme “And life goes on” our students told the story of Stretford High School’s involvement with the Salford to Calais organisation and the Dunkirk Refugee Camp School. Our students drew parallels between the plight of refugees in Europe today with those from the Holocaust over 70 years ago.
Our students had prepared a powerful presentation that fitted beautifully with those produced by the other Trafford Schools. I was, as always, proud to see our students stand up for themselves and also for the most vulnerable people within Europe at the moment. Perhaps the whole meaning of Holocaust Memorial Day has taken on extra significance in the light of recent political events around the world. If so then I’m glad that our students have a sense that they have a role to play in helping to shape our response.
Player day, where Stretford High School took five Year 9 students to Manchester United AON Training Complex to take part in a fun day. Students had the opportunity to meet first team MUFC players such as Paul Pogba, Juan Mata, Antonio Valencia, Timothy Fofu-Mensah, Anthony Martial.
The Little BIG Awards are about closing the engineering and digital skills gaps within the United Kingdom as the country looks to attract more engineering and digital talent, to ensure the UK maintains its competitive edge and continues to foster innovation, which ultimately drives economic growth.
We use the internet every day: on our computers, on tables and mobile phones. But even today less than 1% of all things are connected to the internet.
So six of our students in Stretford High School had a go at ‘connecting the unconnected’ by participating in CISCO little big awards 2016-17 and constructed a smart table. Students were judged on creativity, Business case, planning, process and documentation, technical research, final pitch and presentation. Students worked endlessly for months to create a functional smart table at the end under the supervision of Mrs Latif. Stretford
High School students won the prize for the best Business plan and will be taking their product further.
The Little BIG Awards is a rewarding and exciting way for students to improve their business and life skills, while also being a fun way to cover some academic topics that will help them towards formal qualifications. We wish to take more of our students in the years to come.