Top-Rated Secondary Schools in Manchester

Do you belong to Manchester, United Kingdom? Are you searching for the list of top-rated secondary schools in Manchester? 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, United Kingdom.

Top-Rated secondary schools in Manchester

In this post, readers will find the following details – list of best secondary schools in Manchester, 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.

Also check –

Best primary schools in Manchester

Top-Rated Secondary Schools in London

Top-Rated Secondary Schools in Birmingham

Top-Rated Secondary Schools in Liverpool

Top-Rated Secondary Schools in Leeds


Let us check out the list of secondary schools in Manchester now. Here it is –


List of best secondary schools in Manchester, UK

Sr NoName of the secondary schoolType of the secondary schoolStreet AddressTown/Location/Area
1Parrenthorn High SchoolCommunity schoolHeywood RoadBury
2Philips High SchoolCommunity schoolHigher Lane
3Prestwich Arts CollegeCommunity schoolHeys Road
4St Monica’s RC High SchoolVoluntary aided schoolBury Old Road
5The Heys SchoolAcademy sponsor ledHeys Road
6St Monica’s RC High School, a Voluntary AcademyAcademy sponsor ledBury Old Road
7Craig Ormerod Associates, School ProvisionOther independent special schoolOutwood Road
8Abraham Moss Community SchoolCommunity schoolCrescent RoadManchester
9Wright Robinson CollegeFoundation schoolAbbey Hey Lane
10Loreto High School ChorltonVoluntary aided schoolNell Lane
11Our Lady’s RC High SchoolVoluntary aided schoolAlworth Road
12St Matthew’s RC High SchoolVoluntary aided schoolNuthurst Road
13The Barlow RC High School and Specialist Science CollegeVoluntary aided schoolParrs Wood Road
14The Manchester Grammar SchoolIndependent schoolOld Hall Lane
15Manchester High School for GirlsIndependent schoolGrangethorpe Road
16Withington Girls’ SchoolIndependent schoolWellington Road
17Lancasterian SchoolCommunity special schoolElizabeth Slinger Road
18Meade Hill SchoolCommunity special schoolChain Road
19Grange SchoolCommunity special schoolMatthews Lane
20Southern Cross SchoolCommunity special schoolRoundwood Road
21Manchester Islamic Grammar School for GirlsIndependent school55 High Lane
22Kassim Darwish Grammar School for BoysIndependent schoolHartley Hall
23North Ridge High SchoolCommunity special schoolAlworth Road
24Manchester AcademyAcademy sponsor ledMoss Lane East
25Manchester Jewish School for Special EducationOther independent special schoolManchester Jewish Community Centre
26William Hulme’s Grammar SchoolAcademy sponsor ledSpring Bridge Road
27LTE GroupFurther educationWhitworth House
28Manchester Communication AcademyAcademy sponsor ledSilchester Drive
29Co-op Academy ManchesterAcademy sponsor ledPlant Hill Road
30TLG ManchesterIndependent schoolCarisbrook Street
31Manchester  Young LivesIndependent schoolThe Addy Young People’s Centre
32The King David High SchoolAcademy converterEaton Road
33Trinity CofE High SchoolAcademy converterHigher Cambridge Street
34Music StuffIndependent schoolUnit 1, 2, 3 & 4
35Chorlton High SchoolAcademy converterNell Lane
36Saint Paul’s Catholic High SchoolAcademy converterFirbank Road
37Burnage Academy for BoysAcademy converterBurnage Lane
38Levenshulme High SchoolAcademy sponsor ledCrossley Road
39IncludEd LearningOther independent special school8 Alexandra Road South
40Whalley Range 11-18 High SchoolAcademy converterWilbraham Road
41Newall Green High SchoolAcademy sponsor ledGreenbrow Road
42Harpurhey Alternative Provision SchoolIndependent schoolC/O Parish Church Hall (Christ Church Harpurhey.)
43Piper Hill High SchoolAcademy special converterFirbank Road
44Dean Trust ArdwickAcademy sponsor led345 Stockport Road
45Manchester Vocational and Learning AcademyIndependent school19 Albert Road
46Co-op Academy North ManchesterAcademy sponsor led300 Victoria Avenue East
47Pioneer House High SchoolFree schools special200 Yewtree Lane
48Parrs Wood High SchoolAcademy converterWilmslow Road
49Didsbury High SchoolFree schools4 The Avenue
50The East Manchester AcademyAcademy sponsor led60 Grey Mare Lane
51Eden Boys’ Leadership Academy, ManchesterFree schools38 Rayburn Way
52Eden Girls’ Leadership Academy , ManchesterFree schools40 Rayburn Way
53Manchester Enterprise Academy CentralFree schoolsLytham Road
54Grange SchoolAcademy special sponsor ledMatthews Lane
55CHS SouthFree schools451 Mauldeth Road West
56Wright Robinson CollegeAcademy converterAbbey Hey Lane
57St Matthew’s RC High SchoolAcademy sponsor ledNuthurst Road
58Co-op Academy Belle VueFree schools450 Hyde Road
59Dixons Brooklands AcademyAcademy sponsor ledMoor Road
60The Greens ENSOther independent special school202 Droylsden Road
61Co-op Academy FailsworthAcademy sponsor ledBrierley AvenueOldham
62SMS Changing lives SchoolOther independent special schoolFerranti House
63Teenage WorksIndependent schoolFailsworth
64Cardinal Langley Roman Catholic High SchoolVoluntary aided schoolRochdale RoadRochdale
65St Anne’s Church of England AcademyAcademy sponsor ledHollin Lane
66Middleton Technology SchoolAcademy converterKenyon Lane
67Walkden High SchoolCommunity schoolOld Clough LaneSalford
68St Patrick’s RC High SchoolVoluntary aided school56 New Lane
69St Ambrose Barlow RC High SchoolVoluntary aided school37 Ash Drive
70Bridgewater SchoolIndependent schoolDrywood Hall
71Talmud Torah Chinuch Norim SchoolIndependent school11 Wellington Street East
72Harrop Fold SchoolCommunity schoolHilton Lane
73Salford City AcademyAcademy sponsor ledNorthfleet Road
74Oasis Academy MediaCityUKAcademy sponsor ledKing William Street
75Co-op Academy SwintonAcademy converterSefton Road
76Ahavas Torah Boys AcademyIndependent schoolSalbec House
77Irlam and Cadishead AcademyAcademy sponsor ledStation Road
78Moorside High SchoolAcademy converter57 Deans Road
79Ellesmere Park High SchoolAcademy converterWentworth Road
80Co-op Academy WalkdenAcademy converterOld Clough Lane
81The Lowry AcademyAcademy sponsor ledHilton Lane
82St Thomas More RC CollegeVoluntary aided schoolTown LaneTameside
83Denton Community CollegeCommunity schoolTaylor Lane
84Droylsden AcademyAcademy sponsor ledManor Road
85Ashlea House SchoolIndependent schoolAshlea House
86Audenshaw SchoolAcademy converterHazel Street
87Fairfield High School for GirlsAcademy converterFairfield Avenue
88Laurus RyecroftFree schoolsLumb Lane
89St John Vianney SchoolNon-maintained special schoolRye Bank RoadTrafford
90Lostock High SchoolCommunity schoolSelby Road
91Stretford Grammar SchoolFoundation schoolGranby Road
92Stretford High SchoolFoundation schoolGreat Stone Road
93St Antony’s Catholic CollegeVoluntary aided schoolBradfield Road
94Egerton High SchoolCommunity special schoolKingsway Park
95Afifah SchoolIndependent school86 Clifton Street
96Fairfield House SchoolOther independent special school57-59 Warburton Lane
97Urmston Grammar AcademyAcademy converterNewton Road
98Wellacre Technology AcademyAcademy converterIrlam Road
99Flixton Girls SchoolAcademy converterFlixton Road
100Broadoak SchoolAcademy converterWarburton Lane
101St Antony’s Roman Catholic School, a Voluntary AcademyAcademy sponsor ledBradfield Road
102Changing LivesOther independent special schoolNursery Farm, Isherwood Road
103St Mary’s Catholic High SchoolVoluntary aided schoolManchester RoadWigan
104Cambian Tyldesley SchoolOther independent special schoolShuttle Street
105Fred Longworth High SchoolAcademy converterPrintshop Lane


Different types of secondary schools in Manchester

Broadly speaking, some of the different types of secondary schools in Manchester 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. 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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