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



Dear Parents/Carers

You will be aware that heavy snow is forecast from Thursday 12th January. Please be aware that this may affect travel times to school and pupils should leave a little earlier to avoid being late.

Please also ensure that children wear appropriate coats to guard against the cold. In the case of snow, pupils will be allowed to wear boots to school but I ask that they also bring normal school shoes to change into whilst inside the building.

In the very unlikely even that school will be affected by the weather, we will contact parents via text, email and post updates on website. However, this would only be in very extreme circumstances.

Snowfall can be very exciting for children and, as a result, can encourage unsafe behaviour. Please speak to your children about being respectful & safe in the community should we have a downfall.

Thank you,

Nicola Doward


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




Click here to read the Christmas newsletter from the Headteacher.


On 7/12/16 local book artist Kate Bufton delivered a workshop in Stretford High School library. She taught 12 Year 8 students how to create book trees from old books and transfer them from text medium in to objects of art.
Y8 Student A. A interviewed Ms. Bufton and asked her 5 questions about her work. He discovered that she had made more than 1000 book trees before she graduated. He took notes and made an excellent reporter. Students discovered that the possibilities for creativity are endless.
Student comments:
M. A 8T/KPI:   Amazing
R. R 8B/SYO: Therapeutic
Z. K 8R/RJA: easy to follow instructions
M. A 8T/BRA: best experience
The Christmas trees are being exhibited in the school library. Participants from the workshop are teaching interested students how to make book trees either to take home or to contribute to the school Christmas market .
When we touch books, we bring together materials and ideas” Golden, A ( 2010) Making hand made books, 100 bindings structures and forms: NY, Lark crafts.

Over the past few weeks City Year & Year 7 Community Ambassadors have been putting together Christmas shoe boxes for Manchester’s homeless.  We had over 30 completed boxes on delivery so a massive thank you to all involved for your hard work & generosity.



On Tuesday 22nd November the City Year team ran a trip for students to Challenge 4 Change in Trafford Park.  Students from Years 7 – 11 participated in challenges & team building activities alongside their mentors.  A great time was had by all with some students even being brave enough to have a go on the high wire!



For Remembrance Day this year we decided to pay our respects by having our poppy wreath (which we lay at the Cenotaph on Chester Road during the Remembrance Day service each year) take an “honour tour” of our school.img_0952

We had the very great pleasure of welcoming a WW2 veteran into the school in order to accompany the wreath and he was joined by one of our Army Cadets. Whilst taking the tour we had the poem “The Unknown Soldier” play through the school loudspeaker system.


Remembrance Day is a very important part of our school year…remembering all who have given their lives so that we can enjoy the freedoms that we have. This is an important message not just for our school but also for our community.

Watch the video below.