Our Mission

Excellence Through Partnership
“We pledge, through respectful relationships, to ensure all members of our community are supported in taking responsibility for their own learning, to become ‘well-rounded’ and caring individuals, with the skills, attributes, qualifications and experiences to prepare them for their and our futures.”

Headteacher's Welcome

What OFSTED say...

“Good relations between staff and pupils enhance this welcoming, lively and developing school community. The pupils leave the school as well-rounded individuals with ambition and self-confidence. The drive for improvement is incorporated into this school’s culture and organisation. Teachers here have a good understanding of pupils’ learning needs and know how to accelerate their progress and strengthen their aspirations.”

Read our latest OFSTED report

Our Guide to GCSEs

Key Stage 4 & GCSE places greater demands on students, with an emphasis on the need for competency in planning and organisational capabilities. Our guide to GCSE aims to explain and hopefully demystify the complexities of the school curriculum programme to students from the age of 14-16 at Tottington High School.

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Tottington High School is an 11-16 years mixed community high school positioned north of Bury, Greater Manchester, and serves approximately 900 students.

Our commitment to high quality teaching and learning experiences provides the foundation for school and individual success. We recognise the potential of all our students and provide opportunities that challenge their abilities. We also have a large team of support staff who work selflessly to support some of our students who may find some of the demands of academic settings more of a challenge.

We offer a full 360 degree level of education, care and support for all our young people. We endeavour to provide a high level of support, guidance and care to enable your child to achieve their potential. We truly are a school where Every Child Matters.

Why choose Tottington?

Get Revising

Start improving your grades Join over 1 million students using Get Revising Simple explanations of your toughest topics Study tools for all learning styles Track your progress Get Revising is a fantastic resource to help GCSE students revise for exams. It's great for...
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PE Kit Reminder

Letter announcing new arrangement for students who forget their PE kit

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Revision and Exam Preparation Evening

This event is part of a revision support programme in school and is one of many strategies designed to support Year 11 pupils in preparing for their GCSE exams in 2017.

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Johnson Non-uniform Day

Letter regarding Johnson House non-uniform day.

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GCSE English/English Literature and Mathematics

Letter accompanying year 11 mock exam results to help explain the new grading system.

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Free School Meals & Pupil Premium

Registering for free meals could raise an extra £935 for school to fund valuable support like extra tuition, additional teaching staff or after school activities. This letter explains more.

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Missed any letters home?

If you think you may have missed any letters that were sent home with your child, you can find them all here to read online or print out.
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Our Parent's Guide to GCSE

Find out more about the courses we can offer your child at GCSE level (and equivalent).
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We love the school! Our daughter has gone from strength to strength. Year 9 Parent

The best thing about Totty High is that teachers really work hard for you. Year 9 Student

A very pleasant and well-disciplined school…extremely impressed. Year 7 Parent

I know I am ready to go to College but I’m really going to miss Totty High. Year 11 student going to college

THS Echo

THS Echo is Tottington High School’s online student newsletter. Its editorial team is made up of some of our students whose role it is to investigate news stories in school, collect information, write articles & publish them on the Echo website for the rest of the student body to read & keep up-to-date with what’s happening in school.
Echo website

The House System

The purpose of the House system is to promote community, partnership and participation in school. The House system aims to do this by providing House members with enjoyable and competitive House events & activities. These take the form of inter-House sporting competitions, House challenges and extra-curricular visits.
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Community Links

As well as being concerned for everyone within the school, we at Tottington High School also like to feel that we try to help those who are less fortunate than ourselves. There is a strong tradition of help and concern for the elderly in the community. Each year the students select three main charities, to which the vast majority of fundraising goes.
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Our school is proud to have achieved these awards