Matthew Moss High School
Rochdale, United Kingdom
About Matthew Moss High School
Matthew Moss High School is a mainstream, co-educational, non-denominational, community secondary school for children aged 11-16. It is situated in Rochdale, Lancashire, and there are 780 pupils on its roll.
The school boasts excellent facilities, including a 4D Learning Environment (the largest in the UK), a 3G astroturf pitch and a state-of-the-art Bouldering Room. All new pupils are allocated a tutor group, where they will be among peers from different year groups. The school believes this mix of ages helps children to integrate and to build confidence.
Mr Chris Jennings
Values and vision
Matthew Moss High School’s mission is to empower young people to develop a love of learning, in order to help them gain satisfaction from education and to hone skills that are of significant value to others. It believes that the desire to learn is universal and that with hard work anything can be achieved.
Teachers operate under a strategy of individual care, developing their knowledge base and skills with “adult-to-adult discourse”, which aims to challenge and critique.
“The headteacher is ambitious and tenacious in his drive to improve the school further. He is well supported by the whole school community. Leaders and managers have an honest understanding of the school’s strengths and weaknesses. The quality of teaching continues to improve and this is having a positive impact on pupils’ progress. Pupils who speak English as an additional language attain well in comparison to their peers nationally. Pupils feel safe and enjoy coming to school. The school is harmonious. Diversity is promoted and celebrated.”