West Hill School

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West Hill School
Thompson Cross

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SK15 1LX

Motto"Aim High"
Department for Education URN106274 Tables
Head teacherMr A Harrison
Age11 to 16
Colour(s)Blue and Yellow

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

Since opening in 1927, the school has had multiple extensions and new buildings. This included a brand new sports hall in 2004 (funded by the National Lottery), a new Resistant Materials/Religious education building in 2013 and a new English and Humanities block called The Hewitt Building in 2015, named in honour of Mr R.J.Hewitt, the school’s former headteacher.

West Hill School is the second oldest school in the Tameside borough after Fairfield High School for Girls, in Droylsden.


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.


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

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