The Autumn Term has been a fantastic start to the academic year at Didsbury High School, with lots of exciting things going on! To end what has been a brilliant year, we have wrapped up some of the highlights from the past few months.


Our new Sixth Form is officially open!

September saw the grand opening of our new academic Sixth Form. It has been an exciting first term for our Sixth Form students as they began the next step in their educational journey. Students have already achieved a lot and enjoyed a variety of experiences!

Sixth Form students attend a lecture at Didsbury High School.

In October, they took part in the UKMT Maths Olympiad, enjoyed an Art History lecture by Dr Abigail Harrison Moore from the University of Leeds, and had a rewarding trip to Alton Towers for Scarefest!

A illuminated pumpkin at Alton Towers ScareFest.

In November, our Student Leadership team were brought into power after elections were held. We’re looking forward to seeing their plans take shape in the new year!

This month, students have been busy preparing for and taking their mock exams. We hope they all enjoy a well-deserved break over the festive season! Keep up to date with all the latest by following our Sixth Form Instagram page.


Wonderful new additions to our school library

In September, our library was given a fresh look when Happy Chalk Hazel came to school.

Based on two designs drawn by Anaisha and Minahil, the winners of our mural competition, the new mural represents the magic of reading and the adventures a book can take us on.

Didsbury High School Library new mural by Happychalkhazel, designed by students.

The mural includes lots of references to many of the books that the library is home to, how many can you spot?

Thank you to Hazel for bringing our students’ artwork to life!

There were more new additions to the library when our new Year 7 student librarians took a trip to Chorlton Bookshop in November.

A group of student librarians from Didsbury High School hold books at Chorlton Bookshop.

The group had fun selecting some brilliant new books for our library, with veteran librarians Aurora and Aielish accompanying to provide invaluable advice and guidance!

Students meet BAFTA award-winning screenwriter

In October, students in Years 9-10 were invited to take part in a workshop led by local BAFTA award-winning screenwriter, Phil Mealey.

They got some expert advice before writing their own scripts and then doing a table read.

6 students from Didsbury High School pose with Phil Mealey and his BAFTA award.

It was a valuable experience for the group, and they even got to hold a BAFTA award!

Students impress in Winter Dance Showcase

At the end of November, students presented a spectacular Dance Showcase with Free to Fly.

This was the first time we’ve had a full secondary school cohort involved in a dance showcase, with students from all year groups coming together to make it an incredible show.

Two students perform together in Didsbury High School Free to Fly Dance Showcase 2023.

Well done to all our dancers, choreographers and the teams working behind the scenes who made it such a memorable occasion!


More magical performances in the Winter Showcase

Last week, we were treated to another amazing showcase, this time for music!

Students dazzled us with another spectacular evening of entertainment as they played, sang, and jived their way through many classic Christmas songs.

Didsbury High School Winter Showcase 2023

Congratulations to all of our talented students, we can’t wait to see more performances in the new year!

Mission Christmas is a success!

As you may know, we’ve recently been asking for donations for Cash for Kids’ Mission Christmas.

The charity help bring Christmas to less fortunate families by delivering presents to children and teenagers.

Thanks to the efforts of our whole school community, our Mission Christmas appeal has been a huge success!

Head Prefects Twalha and Mya stand in front of the Christmas tree at Didsbury High School holding items donated by the school community for Mission Christmas.

Student prefects organised and delivered over 80 presents that had been kindly donated by students, their families, and staff.

We’d like to say a huge thank you once again to everyone who supported this campaign.

Your generosity will make a huge difference to many children this Christmas.

And that’s a wrap!

We hope you enjoyed looking back at just some of the highlights from the first term of this academic year. From all of us at Didsbury High School, we wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!