Stockport School

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Stockport School

Ofsted Good School

Stockport School has “…successfully brought about very rapid and sustainable improvement in students’ achievement and the quality of teaching.” -Ofsted

Stockport School first opened in 1888. Eighty years ago, in 1938, the school moved to its present site on Mile End Lane, providing the current school with a beautiful traditional building. Stockport School has since become very much part of the 21st century. It is a thriving and very successful LA mixed comprehensive school for over 1200 students.

Specialist Arts College

In 2005, the school became a Specialist Arts College. This means that, in addition to offering the full National Curriculum entitlement to students, the school is recognised as being a provider of excellence in the Visual and Performing Arts. The Arts College Status also means that the school benefited from enhanced funding, which allowed us to create outstanding Art Studios and a Gallery area. All subjects benefit, as, through the Arts College they are able to teach more creatively and to offer students extra opportunities. The school has been awarded the ArtsMark Gold award four times.

A developing environment

Significant investment has allowed the school to develop enhanced teaching areas:

  • Art Studios, refurbished Technology area and Library, a huge investment in ICT facilities, including digital projection in all classrooms, interactive whiteboards and several new ICT suites.
  • In 2010, a new building, dedicated to the Creative and Media and R.E.
  • In 2012, additional new building works, comprising three new history classrooms and a Dance/ Drama Studio.
  • Modern sports complex including Sports Hall and Fitness Suite
  • An excellent Drama studio, with 4D projection facilities and Music Block with recording studio and Music Technology Suite.
  • Greenhouses and gardening area, refurbished Dining Room.
  • Security fencing, electric gates and CCTV for the safety of the students.

Stockport School is recognised by others as a centre of excellence:

  • Leading Edge School from 2005 to 2012: innovating and sharing good practice.
  • Two national nominations for excellence in the ‘Innovation and Impact’ Leading Edge Award
  • Artsmark Gold (four times awarded)
  • Basic Skills Quality Mark (five times awarded) -first in Stockport
  • Inclusion Quality Mark -first in Stockport
  • Investors in People
  • Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA)
  • Centre of Exellence in Financial Education
  • Young Carers Gold Award
  • International Schools Award
  • E-Twinning Award
  • Inspiring IAG Award - Stage 2
  • Duke of Edinburgh Awarding Centre
  • The Prince`s Teaching Institute Award for MFL