“Pupils’ life chances have been significantly improved, especially those of disadvantaged pupils, as a result of the school’s relentless focus on high standards and its dedicated moral purpose. The school’s motto ‘Velis et Remis’ – meaning ‘with sails and oars’ – aptly characterises the school’s collective passion and determination to achieve its goals.” “Pupils are provided with high-quality learning opportunities, which they enjoy and relish... ...Teachers have high expectations of every pupil. Pupils rise to the challenge as a result. The most able, in particular, are on track to make even better progress than in previous years across many subjects because teachers aim high.” - Ofsted

Ofsted Inspection Reports

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Stockport School was last visited by an Ofsted Inspection team on 10th & 11th December 2019, to assess us under the new much tougher, ‘2019 Education Inspection Framework’ (EIF).
An Ofsted Inspection is a very challenging, high-stakes process which undoubtedly creates a significant amount of additional pressure for staff, students and the wider school community, who find themselves being assessed and judged against extremely high-bar measures, by unknown external visitors.
I am delighted to report however, that we came together, as always, as a strong and unified community, to demonstrate our considerable strengths, as one of the very best schools in Greater Manchester. Our students were incredible, and were an absolute credit to their parents/carers, and to the school.
The Inspection report confirmed that:
“Senior leaders, including governors, lead the school well.” The school is “well-run and oversubscribed” and “leaders have high expectations of their pupils”. “Leaders aim to provide a first-rate and all-round education. They want to set pupils up for life.”
“The headteacher’s and deputy headteachers’ actions are guided by pupils’ best interests. These leaders have also won the support of the staff. Teachers and other staff work well to do the best that they can for pupils.”
“Staff know pupils well and they are highly vigilant.”
“Pupils study an academic and ambitious curriculum” and “Pupils arrive to lessons on time. They are ready to learn and try hard in lessons. They usually behave well around school. Pupils say that they feel happy and safe at school. They say school is a good place to make friends and to learn.” As a result “Pupils achieve well, across most subjects, in national examinations.”
Having witnessed our community in action during this most recent inspection, I have no doubt that due to our strong moral purpose, commitment and drive, we will undoubtedly continue to go from strength to strength, for the good of our students and our community. I am therefore incredibly proud to be associated as the Headteacher of such a brilliant school!
I have attached for your information, a copy of the official Ofsted Report. I hope that you enjoy reading the Report (attached below), as well our previous 2018 Ofsted Report, which is also attached for your information.
Mr. I. R. Irwin    

DfE School Performance Table

School Performance

GCSE Results 2023

Stockport School is again pleased to report some outstanding achievements by our students on their GCSE and vocational qualifications this summer. Our students have been rewarded for their incredible hard work and their high levels of engagement in learning, both over the course of the difficult circumstances of their disrupted years, and in their final GCSE years where they showed a tremendous amount of resilience and determination to perform well. Our teachers and support staff have worked tirelessly to prepare our students for their exams and they too have been rewarded with excellent results.

We are so proud of our school team, both students and staff, and we wish our Class of 2023 the congratulations they deserve and all the very best for their future.

Thank you to everyone for your support. Velis Et Remis.

2023 GCSE Front