West Hill School

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West Hill School
Motto "Aim High"
Established 1927[1]
Type Academy
Headteacher Mr A Harrison
Location Thompson Cross
Greater Manchester
SK15 1LX
DfE URN 106274 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 866[2]
Gender Boys
Ages 11–16
Colours Blue and Yellow
Website School website

West Hill School is a secondary academy in Stalybridge, Greater Manchester, England. It was established in 1927.[1]

In 2012 work started on building a brand new technology block which officially opened in June 2013. It houses a Resistant Materials room on the ground floor and two RE rooms on the first floor

In July 2015 the newly rebuilt New Block opened as The Hewitt Building. This building houses humanities,English and a conference room.


West Hill School was formally a home. Home was owned by one Harrison family which was headed by Thomas Harrison. Thomas had four sons and one of them was named William Harrison. In 1922, William built West Hill and his brother Abel built Highfield House.

Later in the year (1922), West Hill was purchased by the Corporation. On 24th Mar 1927, West Hill Council School (boys only school) was started with ten classrooms.[1]

It became a Specialist Science College in September 2004.[1]

On 1 August 2011, West Hill School officially gained academy status.

Higher Staff[edit]

Headmaster - Mr A Harrison

Deputy Headmaster - Mr A Owens

Deputy Headmistress - Mrs G Wood

Assistant Headmaster - Mr P Butterworth

Assistant Headmistress - Mrs A Aylward

Head of year 7 - Mr D Butler

Head of year 8 - Mrs L Whiting (formally known as Miss L Keegan)

Head of year 9 - Mr J Whiting

Head of year 10 - Mrs S Broadbent

Head of year 11 - Miss K Jedd


  1. ^ a b c d "History". School Website. Retrieved Jan 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ "Inspection report". Ofsted. Retrieved Jan 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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Coordinates: 53°29′12″N 2°03′57″W / 53.4868°N 2.0658°W / 53.4868; -2.0658