Ethos and Values

We talk about Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow at Stretford High School. It is our mission and message to ensure that EVERY young person is prepared for their next steps in education and life regardless of background. We believe that progress is down to hard work, great teaching, knowing every child, high expectations and self-belief. We expect members of our community to come to school to achieve and demonstrate their commitment to this through their smart appearance, good manners, exceptional learning behaviour habits and hard work.

The school values family, respect, creativity, independence and drive at its heart. We believe a commitment to such values results in success.

The school is 11-16, non selective and is situated in an amazing area of international significance. Nestling in between Old Trafford Football and Cricket Grounds at the gateway to the city centre, adjacent to a College of Further Education; the school is also at the centre of the regions premier community sports village. Stretford High School is located close to the city metro link and is just a stroll from the prestigious Media City development and epicentre of Greater Manchester industry that is Trafford Park. The community that Stretford High School serves is vibrant, proud and protective of it’s school. We constantly strive to ensure we utilise every aspect of this dynamic area to provide the best possible outcomes for the young people of Stretford; our community. The school offers state of the art facilities within an iconic grammar school building and a wide range of personalised courses and enrichment activities through a highly structured, inclusive, innovative approach to learning, leading to qualifications at all levels.

The school has special story to tell in terms of its journey. Formerly the site of the Grammar School, Stretford High opened here in1990, following the closure and relocation of 2 local schools. Since 1990 the school has had 6 Headteachers, was placed in Special Measures in 2004 and was classed as Outstanding in 2008. The school almost closed to become an Academy in a school merger in 2010 and has since then gone from strength to strength, growing in size and reputation. Now, with its 25th year approaching Stretford High School is one of the most popular schools of choice in Trafford.

Stretford High is an International School, a Specialist Language College, holds Consultant School Status and works in partnership with Teaching Leaders, Future Leaders, Teach First, Manchester Metropolitan University, Trafford Community Leisure Trust, Lancashire County Cricket Club and Manchester United Foundation. The school is rated as an Outstanding ITT provider by Manchester Metropolitan University. Additionally, as a Specialist Language College and International School, we are committed to ensuring that the young people we work with are prepared for a changing world.

To help us to achieve our mission we try to balance academic work with a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities, and we value sporting and cultural achievement equally. We also have a team of dedicated and highly talented professionals, who are committed to high expectations for our learners. We have a strong commitment to developing our professionals with the very best professional development and research opportunities. We are also passionate about developing student leaders, who are bidding to become the leaders of their generation. Additionally, the School Governing Body is made up of leading local figures and parents who are working hard to ensure the highest quality education for our community.

Young people have a wonderful opportunity to learn how to shine and then achieve at Stretford High School. We are passionate about potential and are considered to be a very caring school; where relationships are very strong between young people and teachers. We are working together to build something very special for the young people we have the privilege of working with.

If you would like to arrange a visit to see Stretford High School or meet the Headteacher contact: 

Helen Adshead on 0161 876 1850
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