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



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!



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Important: information regarding structure of the school week from September 2016

In light of recent Government changes, the school has reviewed and designed a new, exciting curriculum model which will provide a more relevant, personalised and enjoyable learning experience, leading to even greater academic success for all our young people at Stretford High School.

To see the change to the School Session Times and Key Stage 4 Curriculum, please click here.


Important: Changes to School GCSE’s

New GCSEs in English language, English Literature and Maths will be taught in schools in England from September 2015, with the first results issued in August 2017. Please read these document below for further information on these changes.

Presentation for Parents

Guide to the changes to GCSEs


Attendance Matters

It is well known that missing school for any reason can cause a child to fall behind in their learning. Sometimes children also find it difficult to settle back into school after a break. for further information please see this letter from Lindsay Brindley – Deputy Headteacher.


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