Teaching School

In January 2010, we were delighted to announce that we had been awarded the prestigious title of National Teaching School by the National College for School Leadership. The programme was extended from London to Manchester and we were honoured to have been only one of three secondary schools in Greater Manchester with the accolade.

Our school mission, ‘Inspiring People, Changing Lives’, embraces all of our stakeholders including our students, staff and those in our alliance. Our school has an excellent reputation: it is in the top 3.5% of state schools nationally, we are the highest performing school in Trafford LEA with a Progress 8 score of 0.53, we are in the top 25 highest performing Catholic schools in the country, and the highest performing in the North West.

As a National Teaching School we are proud to lead our alliance in offering:

  • School Direct and Initial Teacher Training
  • Providing CPD to develop teaching staff
  • Supporting schools with differing needs

Our Programmes

We have now stopped recruiting for September 2017 but to please check back in October to apply for posts starting in September 2018


Our relationship with BTH embodies the very best in partnership working – mutually beneficial, with outcomes for children at the heart of all we do – and we are extremely grateful for BTH’s continued support.Melanie Renowden, Regional Director at North Teaching Leaders

Watch our College welcome video Our Achievements


Contacting the Teaching School Team

For more information about our Teaching School you can contact one of the team below:


Emma Taylor
Assistant Headteacher
Director of Teaching School


Antonia Butterworth
Assistant Headteacher
Continuing Professional Development


Jackie Oliver
Teaching Schools
Senior Administration Officer

Our Partners

Our Alliance