Weatherhead High School is a single sex girls’ Academy, with a mixed Sixth Form. It is located on the Wirral in the North West of England in a purpose-built state of the art school on Breck Road in Wallasey.
The school has over 1500 pupils on roll, ranging from 11-18. The mixed Sixth Form has up to 400 students. The Headteacher, Miss Whelan, states that the school “aims to create a very supportive and caring environment where each student can have the self-confidence and belief to realise their ambitions”.
The school has held the Sportsmark Award and the Artsmark Gold Award for several years and in 2012 the school was described as “outstanding in all areas” in an Ofsted Inspection.
Former students include:-
- Melissa Jane Wild, author of many short stories and the published fantasy story ‘The Darkness Within’
- Dr Katie Petty-Saphon, MBE, Weatherhead Alumna (1962-1969), Cambridge Alumna (Newnham College) and Chief Executive of the Medical Schools Council
- Natasha Jonas, British & Olympic Boxer, Weatherhead Alumna (1995-2002).
Weatherhead High School
Welcome from Miss Whelan – Headteacher, Weatherhead High School:-
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Weatherhead High School, a happy, caring and vibrant community where our students take centre stage.
As the Headteacher of Weatherhead High School I would like to assure you that we have extremely high expectations and aspirations for all members of our school community and together share an ambition for Weatherhead High School to be one of the best schools in the country. We are a school that will never stand still, with an ethos of hard work, aspiration and success delivered through a culture of nurture, support and encouragement where students respect each other and grow in confidence and resilience.
The school prides itself on encouraging our young people to aspire to excellence in everything they do, whether that be academic excellence, a passion and enthusiasm for the creative and performing arts, sporting prowess, or student leadership. A broad and challenging curriculum sits alongside a stimulating and rewarding range of extra-curricular activities and these elements of school life combine to develop inquisitive, confident, dynamic and successful young people ready for their future lives as global citizens. Our staff are dedicated, passionate and fully committed to ensuring all students are able to achieve their full potential academically, socially and emotionally so they can lead productive and happy lives.
The students achieve highly because they are incredibly motivated, hardworking and focused. It is, however, the caring and strong pastoral system, complemented by the development of enduring friendship groups, which makes them feel happy and safe, allowing them to flourish in their time here. The school also benefits greatly from a very positive relationship with parents, working together in our common aim to encourage and support our young people.
The school continues to be ranked among the very best state schools in the country, as we encourage and enable our students to be resilient, show respect and reach for their dreams.