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
Important: Statement of Intent to Change the School Session Times
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. For more info 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.
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.
Manchester University Gateways Trip
On Thursday 20th May some of our Gifted & Talented Year 7 students participated in he Manchester University Gateways Trip. Here our students were given the opportunity to experience University life, take part in a range of activities encouraging them to work hard and demonstrating what Further Education could offer them. The students commented it was a fun and interactive day. Well done to the students that attended and watch this space!
Urdu Revision Trip
On 4th of May, the year 11 Urdu class went on a revision trip after school from 3 to 6.30 pm to Sanam Restaurant Longsight. 16 out 20 students went with three member of staff (Dr Mahmood, Mr Mya and Mr grant).
Below are the feedback from two students,
Fatimah, The trip was very productive. I learnt new vocabulary. The food was also very nice.
Kulsum, It was very helpful as it had different activities and I managed to get a lot work completed.
Show Racism the Red Card
Pupils from Stretford High School were invited to Manchester United’s Aon Training Complex for the event, during which they were educated about issues regarding racism, homophobia and bullying.
Show Racism the Red Card is an educational charity, which uses the high profile of footballers to convey positive anti-discrimination messages to young people. During the event, Luke Shaw took part in a Q&A session, speaking about his experiences of bullying and racism through his football career and gave advice to the pupils.
“It’s important that if you are getting bullied or racially abused to let it out and tell someone so you have people around you for support,” the Reds left-back advised. “Tell your family, your friends, your teacher – they will be able to help and make you feel more positively about yourself, which can only help you in the long run.”
The event included films, workshops and interactive activities, which enabled the pupils to expand their knowledge of the different types of abuse and explore their own views on discrimination.
Stretford High School year 7 pupil Ravarhn said, “It’s really important to learn about racism and different types of abuse and how it can affect different people. Luke gave us really good advice about how to support someone and be there for friends who might be being bullied.”
Show Racism the Red Card is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and during the 2015-16 is delivering 20 educational events with football clubs that look at Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic (HBT) bullying, alongside racism.
Campaign coordinator James Kingett commented, “Manchester United have always been great supporters of the campaign and it was brilliant to have Luke Shaw come down today; you could see the impact he had as he walked into the room and the answers he gave and advice he had for the young people about what to do if they receive bullying was exceptional and well thought through – you could see the pupils hanging on his every word.”
Following the event Luke concluded, “After I spoke to the pupils I felt really good to share my experiences and give advice. I haven’t experienced bullying first-hand but I’ve seen a friend receive racial abuse; it’s not a nice thing at all so it’s been good for me to talk about that today. As a young person it always helps to hear someone you see as a role model talk about important issues and I know that would have had a huge impact on me as a child. I hope I’ve been able to give some of the pupils here today a boost of confidence and made them feel better about themselves.”
The students also got to have a Q&A with Trevor Sinclair (Ex Footballer), who is an ambassador for Show Racism The Red Card, before getting the opportunity to get their goodie bags signed by him.
If that wasn’t enough they were also lucky enough to meet Ander Herrera on his way out of the training ground, where they got a picture taken with him!
The event was captured by Manchester United in their Match Day programme against Crystal Palace on 31/04/2016