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


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.

Presentation for Parents

Guide to the changes to GCSEs

Latest News


Year 9 Parents Evening is the Thursday 5th May 4pm-7pm


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.JP 12

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.”JP 1

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.JP 13

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.”
JP 10The 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

Rome Alone!

For the eighth time Stretford High School ran the annual trip to Rome, in Italy, for 23 students. On Friday 11th March everyone gathered nervously at the Jet2 counter in Manchester Airport for 6am (a little on the early side of the day for me!) There had been some last minute passport dramas to sort out (this has become an annual tradition!). But we all managed to get to the airport and check in without too many more issues surfacing.IMG_5483
After negotiating our way through the busy Rome subway system and checking into our hostel we were finally able to explore the city…and explore we did! My fitbit showed that we were walking about 20000 steps a day (which meant that we covered a distance of 30 miles in three days!). Our students were fantastic throughout the trip.IMG_5481

They practised their Italian (“mi scusi”) as they explored the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, the Piazza Navona, the Coliseum, Ostia Antica, the Vatican and, of course, the market stalls!!!! Ice cream was eagerly eaten throughout the trip and restaurants seemed strangely pleased to see a boisterous and excited group of teenagers enthusiastically devouring their food. IMG_5457

We returned on the Monday afternoon very tired but also very pleased with a trip that should hopefully bring the learning from the Stretford Baccalaureate alive. Our students were described, by Daniel at the “Youth Station Hostel”, as “the best in Europe!” This was some compliment considering that they get school trips staying there all the time. It is also a tribute to the bottomless enthusiasm that our students had whilst they were away.

C. Hirst