Tottington High School is now an academy

Tottington High School is now an academy

Parent News

On the 1st November, Tottington High School converted to academy status and we are now part of The Shaw Education Trust.

We are focused on improving the outcomes for our pupils, and the support and expertise that Shaw Education Trust can provide us in achieving this is invaluable. We feel that now is the right time for us to join the trust, while being able to maintain a good relationship with the local authority. Joining the trust enables us to broaden horizons and push pupils’ educational landscapes that little bit further, ultimately improving pupils’ life outcomes.

by Nov 6, 2018 No Comments
Soccer Success in English Schools’ Comp

Soccer Success in English Schools’ Comp

Sports News

Congratulations go to our Year 11 and Year 7 boys’ football teams who this week saw off the competition from a local Bury school and a Manchester grammar school.

In the first round of the English Schools’ Competition, our year 11 squad comfortably beat St Monica’s RC High School 5 goals to 2; and a team of Year 7s from William Hulme Grammar ended up conceding the match following a relentless onslaught from our boys in red and black.

There were goals a-plenty too during a Year 7 friendly against Elton High School, which ended in a closely fought 3 – 3 draw.

A massive well done to all our footy teams for their efforts this week!

by Oct 18, 2018 No Comments
Woodbury Non-Uniform Day

Woodbury Non-Uniform Day

Parent News

Congratulations to Woodbury House who have won this half-term’s Good Manners Competition and win a non-uniform day on the last day of this half-term, Thursday 18th October. The usual rules about midriffs, jewellery, make-up and hair still apply, so please make sure you dress sensibly for school. Thursday’s non-uniform day is for Woodbury only. Students in Johnson and Redgrave houses must come to school in normal school uniform.

Next half-term there will be a slightly different way of competing to win a non-uniform day. Details to follow.

by Oct 16, 2018 No Comments
Radcliffe School Buses Overloading at Home Time

Radcliffe School Buses Overloading at Home Time


Dear Parent/Carer,

The number of pupils that now attend Tottington High School from the Radcliffe area has increased significantly this academic year. There is still no high school in Radcliffe and we are a popular choice due to the good bus services. The Transport for Greater Manchester (TFGM) have now conducted their survey of the number of pupils catching the Radcliffe 885 & 886 buses during the morning and afternoon service.

The school has been informed that TFGM have confirmed we do need a 3rd bus, but they do not have the funding to provide this extra service, which has come as a huge disappointment.

TFGM have requested that pupils travelling to Tottington in the morning who board along Water Street, Lowes Street, and Coronation Road should use the earlier 886 bus. Plans are in place to change the timing of this bus to arrive roughly the same time as the 885.

We are advising that parents look at alternative travel options at home time. Pupils can buy a weekly “System One Bus Pass” that can be used on any bus within the Greater Manchester area.
There are also other tickets available e.g. a combined bus & tram pass.

From Monday 24th September, we are requesting where possible at home time Y10 & Y11 pupils catch the 469 Tottington Line bus into Bury and then catch Bus No 98 or 524 from Bury to Radcliffe using the System One Bus Pass (timetables are on the school website). As you can understand our younger pupils are more vulnerable and are not confident enough to travel independently.
This would ensure that they can catch the school bus home.

We will continue to negotiate with the TFGM to resolve this issue and will contact you again with any updates to this situation.

Yours sincerely

Mr B Duffy








524 Bus Timetable


Radcliffe Bus Situation Letter to Parents.docx


by Sep 20, 2018 No Comments
Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award Success for Year 10

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award Success for Year 10

Duke of Edinburgh

This year eighteen of our Year 10 students have taken part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Programme and challenged themselves, pushing the boundaries of sport, skill, voluntary work, countryside expeditions with camping and map navigation over a number of days to achieve the required standard to pass their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award. Next year, they will all take on further challenges towards the Silver Award.

Well done and congratulations to everyone involved!

Mr J Cudworth. (Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator)


Want to get involved with our Duke Of Edinburgh programme? Check out our Duke Of Edinburgh page or speak to Mr Cudworth for more information.

by Jul 18, 2018 No Comments
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