I would like to extend a very warm welcome to all the students who will be starting at Laura Ryecroft in September; all our staff are really looking forward to seeing and working with you. We understand that the decision to cancel the transition days across Tameside will be disappointing for your child, but we hope you will understand that we need to limit the spread of the virus so schools can remain open to all children for the last few weeks of this term. We would like to express our appreciation for your support and understanding shown during this time and we look forward to welcoming your child to Laurus Ryecroft on Monday 6th September 2021. Your child should arrive at school at 8:20am and they will leave at 3:15pm. We wish you and your family a safe and relaxing summer.
– Mr M Vevers, Head of School
A message from the teachers…
Take a look inside our school…
The Laurus Trust is a multi-academy trust with Ofsted-outstanding Cheadle Hulme High School at its centre. Leading Wilmslow primary school Gorsey Bank joined the Trust in 2016 and since then four new schools have been built and opened by the Laurus Trust: Laurus Cheadle Hulme, Laurus Ryecroft, Didsbury High School and Cheadle Hulme Primary School and Nursery. In 2019 the Trust was delighted to welcome Hazel Grove High School into the Laurus family which also includes the Ofsted-outstanding Altius Alliance teacher training facility.
The Laurus Trust’s vision is for every student, regardless of background or circumstance, to be inspired, to thrive in all environments, to recognise what it takes to succeed, to set aspirational goals and to work hard to achieve them.
Together with an unashamedly academic approach to education, this vision spans all areas of the Trust and is underpinned by four key cornerstones. These are Academic Aspiration– we want our students to be curious and develop a thirst for knowledge; Leadership and Service– we place great importance on both leadership and participation and encourage students to take on roles of responsibility; Competition and Physical Endeavour– we want students to approach competition with optimism and vitality; Culture, Creativity and Rhetoric– alongside academic success, we passionately believe in the importance of education in its broadest sense and we ensure the fullest participation in art, music and drama.
Our outstanding teachers have high expectations of all students, from our youngest reception pupils to our sixth formers, and our young people, including those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities or who are supported by Pupil Premium, make rapid and sustained progress. Indeed, we believe that socially disadvantaged students should receive the same education as those in the best private schools and our curriculum structure is based on students developing a core body of knowledge.
In this positive learning environment students’ attitudes to learning are exemplary. Staff and students are unreservedly positive about both behaviour and safety.
By taking advantage of everything a Laurus school can offer our young people we aim to ensure that they can all open the door to the future of their choice.
Meet the Team
Things to do before September
Travel & Canteen