Top-Rated Secondary Schools in Manchester (City/Urban)

Do you belong to Manchester (City/Urban), Manchester? Are you searching for the list of top-rated secondary schools in Manchester (City/Urban)? Do you want to select the best secondary school for your child? If yes, this post will be of help to you. Here, I’ve compiled a list of some of the best secondary schools in Manchester (City/Urban), Manchester.

Best secondary schools in Manchester (Urban)

In this post, readers will find the following details – list of best secondary schools in Manchester (City/Urban), type of the secondary school, city/location of the school & additional information. After going through this post, readers will be able to find an ideal government or non-government secondary school.

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Let us check out the list of secondary schools in Manchester (City/Urban) now. Here it is –


List of best secondary schools in Manchester (City/Urban), Manchester

Sr No Name of the secondary school Type of the secondary school Street Address
1 Abraham Moss Community School Community school Crescent Road
2 Wright Robinson College Foundation school Abbey Hey Lane
3 Loreto High School Chorlton Voluntary aided school Nell Lane
4 Our Lady’s RC High School Voluntary aided school Alworth Road
5 St Matthew’s RC High School Voluntary aided school Nuthurst Road
6 The Barlow RC High School and Specialist Science College Voluntary aided school Parrs Wood Road
7 The Manchester Grammar School Independent school Old Hall Lane
8 Manchester High School for Girls Independent school Grangethorpe Road
9 Withington Girls’ School Independent school Wellington Road
10 Lancasterian School Community special school Elizabeth Slinger Road
11 Meade Hill School Community special school Chain Road
12 Grange School Community special school Matthews Lane
13 Southern Cross School Community special school Roundwood Road
14 Manchester Islamic Grammar School for Girls Independent school 55 High Lane
15 Kassim Darwish Grammar School for Boys Independent school Hartley Hall
16 North Ridge High School Community special school Alworth Road
17 Manchester Academy Academy sponsor led Moss Lane East
18 Manchester Jewish School for Special Education Other independent special school Manchester Jewish Community Centre
19 William Hulme’s Grammar School Academy sponsor led Spring Bridge Road
20 LTE Group Further education Whitworth House
21 Manchester Communication Academy Academy sponsor led Silchester Drive
22 Co-op Academy Manchester Academy sponsor led Plant Hill Road
23 TLG Manchester Independent school Carisbrook Street
24 Manchester  Young Lives Independent school The Addy Young People’s Centre
25 The King David High School Academy converter Eaton Road
26 Trinity CofE High School Academy converter Higher Cambridge Street
27 Music Stuff Independent school Unit 1, 2, 3 & 4
28 Chorlton High School Academy converter Nell Lane
29 Saint Paul’s Catholic High School Academy converter Firbank Road
30 Burnage Academy for Boys Academy converter Burnage Lane
31 Levenshulme High School Academy sponsor led Crossley Road
32 IncludEd Learning Other independent special school 8 Alexandra Road South
33 Whalley Range 11-18 High School Academy converter Wilbraham Road
34 Newall Green High School Academy sponsor led Greenbrow Road
35 Harpurhey Alternative Provision School Independent school C/O Parish Church Hall (Christ Church Harpurhey.)
36 Piper Hill High School Academy special converter Firbank Road
37 Dean Trust Ardwick Academy sponsor led 345 Stockport Road
38 Manchester Vocational and Learning Academy Independent school 19 Albert Road
39 Co-op Academy North Manchester Academy sponsor led 300 Victoria Avenue East
40 Pioneer House High School Free schools special 200 Yewtree Lane
41 Parrs Wood High School Academy converter Wilmslow Road
42 Didsbury High School Free schools 4 The Avenue
43 The East Manchester Academy Academy sponsor led 60 Grey Mare Lane
44 Eden Boys’ Leadership Academy, Manchester Free schools 38 Rayburn Way
45 Eden Girls’ Leadership Academy , Manchester Free schools 40 Rayburn Way
46 Manchester Enterprise Academy Central Free schools Lytham Road
47 Grange School Academy special sponsor led Matthews Lane
48 CHS South Free schools 451 Mauldeth Road West
49 Wright Robinson College Academy converter Abbey Hey Lane
50 St Matthew’s RC High School Academy sponsor led Nuthurst Road
51 Co-op Academy Belle Vue Free schools 450 Hyde Road
52 Dixons Brooklands Academy Academy sponsor led Moor Road
53 The Greens ENS Other independent special school 202 Droylsden Road


Different types of secondary schools in Manchester (City/Urban)

Broadly speaking, some of the different types of secondary schools in Manchester (City/Urban) include – voluntary aided school, academic converter school, independent school, community school, special school etc. In this post, I’ve covered all these types of secondary schools in Manchester (City/Urban). The type of the secondary school has been provided against the name of each school.


Factors used to rate the quality of each secondary school

All the schools mentioned in this list are highly-rated by relevant authorities. These schools are trusted and recognized by relevant organizations and governing bodies. Factors such as – student to teacher ratio, safety, amenities, infrastructure, extra-curricular activities, performance of existing students, quality of the teaching staff etc are generally used to rate and evaluate a secondary school.


The secondary schools mentioned in this list are known to fare well in the above-mentioned areas. You may visit the school personally and check the above-mentioned factors/parameters and make sure that the school is a good one.

Arun Kallarackal
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