Secondary Schools

Secondary Schools

When children at Northenden Community School leave us at the end of Year 6, they do not all go to the same secondary school.  It has been known in recent years that a class of 30 children have moved on to 15 different secondary schools.  The choice of schools and the numbers of children transferring to each school fluctuates from year to year.  We are not therefore the ‘feeder’ school for any particular school, although our nearest secondary school is the Manchester Health Academy and we do have a successful partnership established with this school.  Parents and children make their choices based on:

  • distance from home (bus links, etc.)
  • academic ability (particularly for grammar schools)
  • reputation of the school
  • the school attended by older siblings and/or friends and other relatives
  • facilities and specialism of the school (e.g. music, technology)

This school does not favour any particular secondary school over another as we believe that parents and children are best placed to make decisions for themselves based on their research and visits to different schools.  It is very important that children and parents visit a number of schools to see for themselves what is offer in each school.

Applying for a Secondary School Place

Choosing a secondary school for your child can appear to be a daunting task.  We have published a booklet to support parents in their search for a secondary school.  You can download via the link below:

This booklet explains the process of applying for a place, grammar school admissions and the school’s role in appeals.

Secondary Schools and their websites

Local (Manchester) Schools

Other Manchester Secondary Schools

Schools in other Local Authorities

Independent (Fee-Paying) Schools


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