Stafford Manor High School

Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Location: Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Foundation
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Stafford Manor High School

I am delighted and extremely honoured to be the Headteacher of Stafford Manor High School.

I loved school as a child and it was the excellent teachers and school leaders at my local secondary school that enabled me to become more than I thought was possible. They believed in me, championed me, steered me onto the right pathway and went out of their way to make sure I did well.

​As Headteacher, my mission is to provide young people with the same excellent opportunities and guidance that I received as a student.

​Since joining the school as Headteacher in September, I have been very impressed with the pride, generosity and respect that school staff, students and governors show one another and how supportive and committed everybody involved with this amazing school is.

​Our small, distinctive school is at the very heart of our local community. We aim to ensure that every child reaches their full potential and we base our decisions on ensuring that we provide the very best education possible for all our young people, regardless of their prior achievement and background.

​Our staff go the extra mile and our small distinctive nature ensures that we can create a family atmosphere where students are known well by their teachers and where people genuinely care for one another. Relationships between students and staff are very strong and we provide an excellent range of learning opportunities that take place both inside and outside of the classroom.

Our students are passionate, honest, kind, courageous and resilient. Every experience for our students counts and we are highly ambitious for all of them. The school aims to ensure that all students develop the knowledge, social skills and cultural experiences to be successful, respectful and responsible young people who achieve well go on to ambitious destinations and make positive contributions to the local and global community.

The greatest successes come from working together towards a common cause and there is no better cause than ensuring the future success of the next generation.

​Mr R Adams


Values and Vision

"Every child reaching their full potential"


  • Safe and welcoming
  • Proud of our school
  • Inclusive and equitable
  • Focused on people
  • Celebrate success


  • High expectations
  • Ambitious for all
  • Take the initiative
  • Pursue excellence
  • Positive destinations


  • Excellent behaviour
  • Manners and honesty
  • Listen and appreciate
  • Show up every day on time
  • Be kind, be loyal, be learning


  • Be determined
  • Be resilient and bounce back
  • Challenge yourself and others
  • Work hard and don't give up
  • The struggle helps us develop


"The Headteacher and senior leadership team have had a significant impact on improvements across the school.  They are committed to raising academic standards and have implemented a range of systems to monitor the quality of teaching to ensure that no pupil falls behind."

"Teachers have strong subject knowledge and use it to plan challenging activities to enhance pupil engagement.  Questionning is carefuly targeted to allow pupils to think more deeply about their learning."

"The behaviour of pupils is good.  They are polite and friendly and behave well around school.  Transitions between lessons are smooth and there is a calm, orderly atmosphere during unstructured times of the school day such as lunchtime.  Information collated by leaders shows that almost all parents agree that pupils are well behaved."

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Address: Wolverhampton Road, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST17 9DJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1785 258383
What people say about us

The lessons here are educational but most of all really fun too. If you get stuck with what to do in your lessons, just ask your teacher who will happily go over it again.

- Student Voice

The teachers are kind and comforting and that makes me feel safe.

- Student Voice

One of the best subjects is Art! You are able to make amazing master pieces and learn loads of skills and techniques.

- Student Voice

In Maths, English and Science it is always active and interesting. In Science you will be able to work with chemicals and flames. We use them when we are doing practical lessons.

- Student Voice

In textiles you can also learn knowledge and skills you haven’t made before. In this lesson you get to create things and take them home. I always leave feeling proud for what I have achieved.

- Student Voice

If you’re a sporty person, you will like this school because there are lots of after school clubs such as dance, football, netball and fitness and more.

- Student Voice

The teachers are very supportive, if you are ever stuck don’t be afraid to put your hand up and ask, that’s what they are here for, to help and teach students to be the best they can be.

- Student Voice

There is a good atmosphere and good teachers. This is the main reason that I would recommend this school to other people.

- Student Voice

The teachers encourage you if you need help

- Student Voice

The teachers are always friendly and they will always help you.

- Student Voice

Relationships between staff and pupils are positive

- Ofsted Report

Pupils behave well around the school and are well mannered and friendly.

- Ofsted Report

The headteacher and the senior leadership team are unwavering in their ambition to raise aspirations for all pupils, regardless of their starting points.

- Ofsted Report

99% of parents agree that their child makes good progress at SMHS

- Parental Survey

100% of parents agree that their child is taught well at SMHS

- Parental Survey

99% of parents say that their child feels safe at SMHS

- Parental Survey

97% of parents say that their child is happy at SMHS

- Parental Survey