Welcome to Didsbury High School

We are a new 11-18 secondary school opening in September 2019.  Register your interest for a future place at our brand new school.

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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.

Section 10 Consultation

Our public consultation on Didsbury High School is underway.  We welcome your views and feedback in order to provide the best school possible.


Officially Outstanding Teaching School

We are proud to announce that the Altius Alliance teacher training provider, based at Cheadle Hulme High School and part of the Laurus Trust is officially Ofsted Outstanding!

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We are very excited to welcome you to Didsbury High School, a brand new secondary school opening in September 2019*, 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. Didsbury High School will embed the same vision and values through our partnership and aim to deliver the same outstanding education.

This is a unique opportunity for your child to be one of the first cohorts to secure a place at Didsbury High School, with the prospect of going on to study at the school’s Sixth Form.

Our website is designed to give you a taste of what is coming and to keep you up-to-date on our progress as we prepare for our doors to open in September 2019*.

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


David Woolley
Head of School Designate

*Preferred opening date, subject to planning permission.

Didsbury High School news

Planning consultation event information

Please follow the link below to see the design proposals for our new school in Didsbury.  These proposals will be displayed on boards at our information events on Thursday 23rd November at the Siemens building (5.30-7.30pm) and Thursday 30th November at The Albert...

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Public information events in November

We are holding information events on our proposed new free school, Didsbury High School on Thursday 23rd November at the Siemens building, 5.30-7.30pm and at The Albert Club, Old Lansdowne Road, West Didsbury on Thursday 30th November, 10am-12pm.  Please drop in to...

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Laurus Trust founder school in top 2%

The Department for Education have recently released performance tables that position the Laurus Trust’s founder school Cheadle Hulme High School in the top 2% of non-selective schools nationally for Year 11 attainment.   Linda Magrath, Executive Headteacher of Laurus...

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