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
Letter from the Headteacher (Year end 2016) – Click here to read this letter from Nicola Doward
This year we will be holding our annual Open Evening on Thursday 6th October between 4.30 and 7.30pm. Open Evening is an excellent opportunity to come along and see what our school has to offer. Over the course of the evening there will be opportunities to visit each subject area and take part in fun activities whilst exploring the school. If you visit the dining room, you will be able to sample the school dinners that our in house team make fresh and serve to our students every day. There will also be two opportunities to hear Head Teacher Mrs N Doward’s talk, Our School and Our Values, at 5pm & 7pm. All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you there.
On Friday the 16th September we took the whole of the year 7 cohort to the Crocky Trail in Chester. Despite our concerns about the weather, the rain held off for most of the day and the students (and staff) were able to run around and enjoy themselves. Thank you to everyone involved, it truly was a pleasure to spend the day way year 7, getting to know our new students.
Click here to read the September letter from the Headteacher.
Kamarl is a student at Stretford High School and has been participating with the Foundation since year 7 through various programmes delivered in his school. Click here to read the Foundation’s Case Study.
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
|% 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!