Windlehurst School

Respect - Courage - Inspire - Achieve

Windlehurst Road, Stockport, SK6 7HZ

0161 4274788

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Windlehurst School provides school places for children with an EHC plan stating Social Emotional and mental Health needs for the Stockport Metropolitan Borough. We have 2 sites within the Stockport Borough supporting 48 secondary school age pupils.

We are a unique school offering vocational and academic qualifications to enable all our pupils’ successful outcomes.

We aim to provide a safe, caring environment where all achievement is valued and celebrated.

Here at Windlehurst all staff strive to provide… ‘strong vision for the future of the school which is shared by leaders and staff.’ ‘Positive relationships between pupils and staff are nurtured and valued.’ ‘Pupils say that they feel safe, secure and well cared for in school.’ (Ofsted May 2019)

We achieve this through our 4 core values
Respect – for each other, for ourselves and for the environment we are in

Courage – within ourselves; to embrace new challenges, to succeed

Inspire – ourselves and others around us to achieve

Achieve – value and celebrate successes

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Ofsted Report

Following our Ofsted inspection at the beginning of March, we have now received

our official report.


We are very pleased with the positive feedback we received following the inspection

and of this report. It is a real credit to the hard work of staff and pupils that this reads

so well and we definitely have a school that we should all be very proud of.

To read this report follow this link 


Inspection of Windlehurst School by Ofsted


We have just been informed that our school will be inspected on 01 March 2022. 

A letter to parents is available via this link. This letter has also been sent via email

and the parental survey link sent to you via text. If you have not received any of

these communications, please contact the school office.

Kind regards

Ali Holmes

School Business Manager

School Led Tutoring

Having become eligible for some funding we have been able to get several staff trained up to be able to offer some 'School Led Tutoring'. This has come about in response to the pandemic, during which many pupils have missed out on education at times. In the coming months we will be looking to offer some of our pupils the opportunity to stay at the end of the school day to have some extra tuition from the staff that have been trained to deliver this. We can't promise that all pupils will be able to access this but we wish to get some feedback as to who may be interested.

Please could any parent/carer who would be interested in their child receiving some additional tuition, get in touch with school to let us know. Then we can make plans to launch this programme in the near future.

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Chris Ormiston - Head Teacher

Head Teacher Update - January 5th 2022

Firstly, I'd like to wish all our pupils and their families a happy new year. We are ready to start the new term tomorrow (Thursday 6th January 2022) and are looking forward to welcoming our pupils back.

Obviously, Covid has become more of an issue again over the festive period and this is something that we all need to be mindful of as we resume school life. We therefore need to encourage all of our pupils to take a lateral flow test before returning tomorrow and we will also be encouraging as many as possible to take tests when back on site in the morning. We also continue to encourage that pupils take tests at home twice a week and have more test kits available to be sent home at the start of term.

We will have the vaccination team back in school in the next couple of months so some pupils will be able to have their second dose of the vaccine and others can have their first dose if they missed the initial opportunity or if anyone has changed their mind about consenting to this.

All of the above is aimed at doing all we can to keep all of our pupils learning on site at school. This is obviously what we want to do so we hope we can all play our part in supporting this. With the amount of cases around at the moment, there is obviously a chance that staffing will be affected and we are prepared to offer remote learning to groups of pupils should we need to. This would be a last resort but we all need to be aware that this is a possibility.

Hopefully we will not have too many issues as we head in to 2022 and our staff and pupils can continie all of the good work they were doing prior to Christmas.

All the best.

Chris Ormiston - Head Teacher

Healthy Young Minds to be renamed CAMHS - 22.09.2021

From October 2021: Healthy Young Minds to be renamed CAMHS (children and adolescent mental health services)

Over the past five years Stockport Health are aware that the name, Healthy Young Minds, has caused some confusion amongst families, children and young people who use the services as well as professionals!

There have been misunderstandings about what the services provide and people have at times found it difficult to find help and the initials used:  HYMs and CAMHS at the same time can cause confusion.

After research with young people, families and staff many agreed that CAMHS is a more comfortable, familiar description for everyone.

Stockport Health will stop using the Healthy Young Minds name and instead use CAMHS (children and adolescent mental health services) across all their services.

There will be a new CAMHS design and website.  The name change is expected to take place early to mid-October 2021.


Tim Kellett



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