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



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.


The Stretford High inaugural Debate Mate club returns this week and promises to be bigger than ever. Following the most successful year to date, interest from pupils has been sky high and were able to take 20 students to the aspirational University of Manchester along with 21 competing schools from across the city. 

The Debate Mate launch event is an exciting opportunity for students to what competitive debating is all about. All the students that attended our trip represented our school and community to the highest of standards. In particular, two exceptional students, Sheraz and Sunny. Upon arrival we were asked if two experienced students would participate in a show debate in front over 220 students in one of the University of Manchester’s largest lecture theatres. With no preparation around the emotion and one year’s worth of experience, our two Stretfordians stood up to the plate overcoming viable nerves and fears. 

Quite simply, they were both outstanding! Sheraz had the whole audience hanging on his every word his every word while Sunny charismatically ripped apart the oppositions arguments to the crowd’s amusement.

I urge you to check out the article which appeared in the Manchester Evening News:


This was a fantastic day for Stretford High School.img_0199