Unashamedly academic

For state students it hasn’t always been a level playing field, until now. We are unashamedly academic with a reputation for the relentless pursuit of excellence and a determination to ensure that every child succeeds.

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Admissions for Sept 2019

Admissions for a Year 7 place in September 2019 are now closed. Please visit the admissions page for information about late applications.


Message to parents/carers: Please remember to drive on to site to drop off or collect students in order to prevent congestion on neighbouring roads. Additional on-site parking space is to be made available both before and after school for parents needing to drop off and pick up students.

Thank you.


Welcome to Laurus Ryecroft, a brand new secondary school which opened in September 2018 in Tameside, and a member of the Laurus Trust family.

Our sister school, Cheadle Hulme High School, is an outstanding and hugely oversubscribed academy with a reputation for the relentless pursuit of excellence and a determination to ensure that every child succeeds. Laurus Ryecroft embeds the same vision and values through our partnership and aims to deliver the same outstanding education.

Please follow this link to register your interest and to find out how to apply for a place. Registering your interest will ensure that you are kept informed of up and coming open events and any other important admissions information.

Linda Magrath
CEO, Laurus Trust

Martin Vevers
Head of School

Laurus Ryecroft News

Students hit high note at Trust Musician Of The Year finale

This week saw the finale of the Laurus Trust’s very first trust-wide Musician Of The Year competition. After several weeks of heats at the Trust's three secondary schools - Cheadle Hulme High School, Laurus Cheadle Hulme and Laurus Ryecroft, the finale took place in...

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A groundbreaking moment for Laurus Ryecroft

The sun shone down on the official groundbreaking ceremony for Laurus Ryecroft's permanent building this week. Head of School Martin Vevers and Department for Education Project Director Julie Crawford joined representatives from construction partners BAM and Mace and...

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Laurus Ryecroft Celebrate Chinese New Year #YearOfThePig

Laurus Ryecroft students have been working hard in preparation to celebrate Chinese New Year. The students have created some amazing artwork for the Year of the Pig, which have been entered into a schoolwide competition. The winners of the art competition are invited...

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