Headteacher’s Welcome and Priorities

Headteacher’s Welcome

Welcome to our website!  It is a pleasure to introduce myself as the new Headteacher of Ladybridge High School.  I am excited by the challenge of leading this wonderfully diverse and distinctive school.  When I first visited the school, I was struck by the warmth, friendliness and enthusiasm of both learners and staff.  This warm-hearted ethos is demonstrated by Ladybridge High School having been recognised officially as UNICEF’s Top Fundraising School in the United Kingdom.  This is testament to our learners’ caring, thoughtful and active commitment, not only to Ladybridge, but to the citizens of the ‘world community’.

The compassionate culture at Ladybridge, based on a personal commitment to do the best for each individual learner, provides a strong foundation on which to build over the coming years.  Our mission is to ensure that young people achieve excellent academic outcomes through a true education that also prepares them for life.  I will work relentlessly with the whole school community to achieve this mission.  Collaboration with parents is a vital part of this.  A genuine partnership with families enables all our young people to be the best that they can be.

The family ethos, based on strong, positive relationships, is a key aspect of what makes Ladybridge special.  We have high expectations of all our learners.  Experiencing success across a broad and varied curriculum helps to build the belief in young people that their goals can be achieved.  Learning powerful knowledge that enables young people to develop deep understanding across a range of subjects is central to our Ladybridge mission. Yet our young people need more than this.  Our learners must also leave Ladybridge with a sense of purpose and direction in life, ready to make a positive contribution to society.  Furthermore, we want our learners to be kind, honest and hard-working adolescents who have developed the characteristics that will help them to thrive and be happy in their future lives. 

Ladybridge High School has been oversubscribed for a number of years now, which is a reflection of the quality of education the school provides.  We have agreed to increase in size to better meet this demand; however, we remain committed to staying a small enough school to personally know and understand the needs of each individual learner. 

Over the coming months you will see changes to the website to reflect this new chapter in the school’s history.  Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me if you would like to learn more about the school and if you are interested in joining us on the exciting journey that awaits. 

Patrick Russell


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