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

Stafford Manor High School is distinctive, with polite, friendly and thoughtful students and a staff team who are prepared to 'walk the extra mile' to support each and every individual, with an ambition to succeed.  ​  

Our approach is highly personalised, focused on developing the knowledge, skills and understanding of every individual.  The ethos of the school places the students at the heart of everything we do and they are at the forefront of every decision we make.  ​  

We are incredibly ambitious academically, ensuring our students secure the results they need to go on to pursue further education, employment or training.  We also aim to nurture a love for art, music, dance, theatre and culture, to enrich students lives long in to their future.  ​  

Every experience counts, our holistic approach shapes the lives of these young men and women by fostering the British Values of respect and tolerance, preparing them for the dynamic and competitive global workplace.  ​  

We are passionate that students live personally and socially fulfilling lives, nurtured by the calm ethos of the school, which is built on high expectations, strong relationships and respect for each other.  This enables individuals to become more resilient and self confident.  ​  Our students are beautiful, polite, smart, ambitious and enthusiastic.  In the words of our staff: "students are kind, honest and courageous.  They approach the world with a profound sense of integrity and responsibility".


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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.


"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

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
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