Stafford Manor High School
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
About Stafford Manor High School
Stafford Manor High School is a mixed, comprehensive, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form situated in Stafford, Staffordshire. It is a foundation state school and supported by a school improvement adviser who is part of the local authority. A smaller than average size for a secondary school, the school will provide 691 places for students in between the ages of 11-18, when fully subscribed.
The school changed its name from Stafford Sports College (keeping the same campus location) in August 2015.
Values and Vision
The Stafford Manor High School vision is to inspire lifelong learning, and it defines its values as self help, self responsibility, equality, honesty, social responsibility and caring about others. It is a school that encourages good behaviour as strongly as it does academic excellence, with the headteacher commenting that parents are often commenting on either the distinctiveness of the school, the politeness of the students or the staff’s tendencies to go above and beyond what is expected to help support the students.
The school makes use of a new Social Emotional Learning curriculum that encourages students to understand themselves and relationships with each other. The diverse curriculum also enhances education with culture and the arts.
“Behaviour is good. Leaders have established an ethos built on respect and tolerance for everyone. Pupils are proud of their school. School performance information indicates that current pupils, including those who are disadvantaged, are making more rapid progress than previous cohorts. Previously identified weak teaching and middle leadership has been either removed or improved.”