Priestnall School

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Priestnall Secondary School
Heaton Mersey - Priestnall Road, looking east - - 1231875.jpg
Priestnall Road
Heaton Mersey

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Coordinates53°25′04″N 2°11′58″W / 53.41782°N 2.19956°W / 53.41782; -2.19956Coordinates: 53°25′04″N 2°11′58″W / 53.41782°N 2.19956°W / 53.41782; -2.19956
Motto"Educating For Life"
Local authorityStockport
Department for Education URN106133 Tables
HeadteacherJohn Cregg
Age11 to 16
Colour(s)Forest Green, Indigo Purple, Golden Yellow, Metallic Red, Royal Blue and Navy Blue.

Priestnall Secondary School, known simply as Priestnall School, is a secondary school in Heaton Mersey, Stockport, England.


The school was established in 1974 by a merger of Fylde Lodge High School, which was located in Priestnall Road, Heaton Mersey, and Stockport High School for Girls, which was located in Cale Green. Priestnall School took over the Fylde Lodge High School building. The Stockport High School building was subsequently used first by Davenport High School, then by Hillcrest Grammar School from 1983.[1]

Fylde Lodge High School was built in the 1960s as an all girls school. It was still an all girls school at the time of the merger. Males were allowed to study at Priestnall School from 1987. Priestnall still to this day keeps some heritage of Fylde Lodge, such as a statue of a lion in the school quad holding a shield with an original inscription from Fylde Lodge High School.


There are five colleges, each of which is assigned certain subjects. They are as follows:

Maths, ICT and Business Studies
Geography and Science
Drama, English, History and Media
Technology, Beliefs and Values, Sociology, Ethics, Music and Art
PE and MFL

They are all named after Manchester landmarks – the Bridgewater Hall, the Imperial War Museum, Urbis, the John Rylands Library, and Victoria Baths.

Notable former pupils[edit]


  1. ^ "Celebrating our History" (pdf). The Hillcestrian 2009-2010. Hillcrest Grammar School. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Sports Personality – Liam Broady – Winner". Proud of Stockport Awards Winners 2011. Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council. 2011. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
  3. ^ Vignes, Spencer (22 June 2011). "Tennis: Naomi Broady's Wimbledon bow ends in tears but youngster tells Spencer Vignes she will only be better for the experience". Manchester Evening News - Other Sports. MEN Media. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
  4. ^ "Wrestling twins hope career will blossom". Manchester Evening News. Manchester Evening News. 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2013.

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