Water Safety Advice

Water Safety Advice

Parent News

As temperatures rise, it’s tempting to cool off with a swim in a river, canal, lake or reservoir. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is regularly called to rescue people who have got into trouble in the water.

What are the dangers?

  • There is no supervision.
  • The cold water temperature can claim your life in minutes – even if you are a strong swimmer.
  • It’s difficult to estimate the depth of the water. It may be much deeper or much shallower than expected.
  • There are often no suitable places to get out of the water due to steep slimy banks or sides.
  • There is no way of knowing what lies beneath – there could be weeds, pipes, shopping trolleys, sharp metal or broken bottles.
  • Swimming in open water can lead to a variety of serious illnesses.
  • There may be hidden currents. Flowing water or swimming in the sea can be especially dangerous.
  • Alcohol and swimming don’t mix – perception and capability are both affected by drinking.

What should I do if I see someone in difficulty?

  • Alert someone, preferably a lifeguard. Or, dial 999 and ask for the fire and rescue service. Explain your location clearly and describe any landmarks.
  • Swim somewhere safe – the swimming baths.
  • Obey the warning signs around reservoirs, lakes, canals, rivers and at the beach.
  • Value your own safety first – jumping into the water to rescue pets or belongings can be highly dangerous.
  • Know what to do in an emergency – ring 999 and ask for the fire and rescue service. Explain your location clearly and describe any landmarks.
  • Enjoy organised water sports in a safe environment – with the correct equipment and a qualified instructor.

For further information on water safety visit:

Download the Water Safety leaflet

Water Safety Leaflet

Now watch the video ‘Filling Up’ by the Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service:

by Jun 27, 2017 No Comments
Sports Day (UPDATE)

Sports Day (UPDATE)

House News

UPDATE: This year’s Sports Day will be held on Monday 3rd July . Sign up for events this week during form periods. We want everyone to get involved even if you are not taking part in the events, so there will be form time allocated to make posters and banners of support.

by Jun 28, 2017 No Comments
School Closure

School Closure

Parent News

Tottington High School will be closed to students on Tuesday 20th June in a mark of respect for our student Olivia Campbell-Hardy whose funeral service will be that day. This will allow those in our school community the opportunity to attend.

The funeral service will be at St. Anne’s Church Tottington, commencing at 1.30pm. Following the funeral, a service will be held at East Lancashire Crematorium in Radcliffe and then an event will be held at Bury Football Club.

The school office will be open until 1pm for normal school enquiries. GCSEs and GCSE Revision sessions timetabled for that day will go ahead as planned.

Thank you

by Jun 16, 2017 No Comments
Picnic Events

Picnic Events

Student News

For one week this half term, when sunshine can be guaranteed (!), the school field will be open during lunch times for selected students. An ice cream van will be available on the field allowing one year group per day to enjoy this event.

by Jun 14, 2017 No Comments
Year 11 Leavers’ Rules

Year 11 Leavers’ Rules

Parent News

The information below has been reiterated to Year 11 students this week. This is for reference and just in case clarification is needed:


The uniform expectations for exams remain the same. Students must have either a school sweater or blazer. Your new hoodie is not a replacement for that but you may wear the hoodie in school over your sweater or blazer.

Attendance in school:

As instructed on several occasions and in a letter, attendance to exams, revision sessions and lessons in subjects not yet examined is compulsory. Exceptions to this are only permitted by senior staff. Some individuals are on an alternative timetable which has been individually arranged. Failure to follow this attendance instruction will result in being withdrawn from the Prom as has been communicated to you all.

Signing In:

Students must sign in and out of the main office at all times except for the days when they are attending exams as a register is taken in the exam room. This is especially important on days when students are leaving to return later in the day.

 Private Study in school:

Students who want to remain in school to complete private study during the periods when the subject lesson has been examined or it is not an examined subject (games, cwl, careers) may report to the Library where they can complete silent personal revision. This will be supervised by Mrs Moore and a subject teacher. If students do not comply with personal silent study they will be asked to leave and will have to leave the site and return for any scheduled exams/lessons/revision sessions later in the day.

If you are signing out to return later, possibly going into the village or nearby areas, please ensure you continue with the respectful good behaviour that we expect.

Shirt Signing:

It is a tradition to bring in shirts to sign for each other and that can take placeafter the Chemistry revision session on 13th June (pd3) at lunchtime. Not before please. For those who will be in Mrs Ashburner’s History pd5 and Mr Jackson’s RM pd5, please bring a clean shirt to wear.

For all other students you will be leaving at lunch but if staying to study, a clean shirt must be brought.


Attendance and conduct throughout the exams so far has been great and we are confident it will continue. Please ensure you turn up for all revision sessions and relevant lessons. Staff will be expecting you.

by Jun 6, 2017 No Comments



Our school community would like to thank our wider community for the support and condolences received over the recent period following the passing away of one of our students, Olivia Campbell-Hardy. This has meant a great deal to our students, staff, governors and families.

We have now removed the floral tributes in readiness for our return to school and these flowers will be scattered on our school garden. Any plants which had been placed will be planted on our school grounds.

Once again a thank you from all at Tottington High School.

Mr. B. Duffy

by Jun 4, 2017 No Comments