Welcome from the Academy Co-Headteachers

Welcome to our website. We are delighted and privileged to be the Co-Headteachers of Levenshulme High School.

Miss D Johnson and Mr N A Johnson (Academy Co-Headteachers)

We are very proud of our outstanding school, and we feel fortunate to work alongside our talented and diverse learners, staff, families and community partners.

Levenshulme High School is part of the Education and Leadership Trust – a small multi-Academy trust comprising of ourselves and two other Manchester high schools.

Levenshulme High School is a very special place. Our school ethos is founded on the Co-operative Values, the success of which has been recognised by the International Values-based Education Trust’s Quality Mark. It is these values that shape our wonderful and dedicated school community to enable everyone to be the best that they can be – both personally and academically.

We are ambitious in all we do and have very high expectations of all members of our school community. Our students make excellent progress thanks to the hard work and highly skilled staff in a supportive and caring environment where kindness is at the heart of all we do.

We are committed to providing the very best standards of education for our students, empowering them to be the leaders of the future who can make a valued contribution to a 21st century world as a global citizen.

Our website gives lots of very useful information about our school but we encourage you to arrange a visit during the school day to get a true sense of our outstanding school community.

Miss D Johnson and Mr N A Johnson (Academy Co-Headteachers)

Trust Vision and Values

The Education and Leadership Trust is a co-operative academy trust in Manchester, UK, which came into existence in September 2014. We are dedicated to promoting the emotional, physical and social well-being of our diverse and multi-cultural population and aspire to be a centre of excellence for the education of young people.

Mr D. Owen, Interim Executive Headteacher

Any correspondence or communications related to the Education and Leadership Trust should be made to: Mr D. Owen, Whalley Range 11-18 High School, Wilbraham Road, Whalley Range, Manchester, M16 8GW


The Trust, through its local and wider partnerships, will work to support all schools in involving parents/carers and other stakeholders and assisting in the development of the next generation of adults who will drive our community forward and enable it to thrive. It will strive to more effectively involve all schools with their communities and vice versa.

  • Alliance Manchester Business School

    Alliance Manchester Business School, Manchester University, is the largest Business School in the UK. We are enjoying working together to raise standards and aspirations.

  • Manchester United Foundation

    Manchester United Foundation works with us to raise aspirations and inspire young leaders.


The Trust was founded in 2014 as a cooperative academy trust and the co-operative values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity continue to guide our Trust values of Excellence, Leadership and Teamwork:


We have high expectations for all students. We believe that every learner should have the opportunity to achieve to their potential, be innovative and have the skills and knowledge that they need to excel in their chosen careers. We strive to create young people who want to learn throughout their lives and play a full part in life and work in Greater Manchester and beyond. As well as understanding and valuing the heritage and history of Manchester we want our students to be socially active citizens of the UK and the world: leading fulfilling lives as valued members of society.


We are committed to providing an inspiring and challenging curriculum through which students will develop broad knowledge and personal leadership qualities. Staff and students at every level should have the opportunity to take the lead. We aim to empower them to take personal autonomy, and to develop self-control, ownership, contribution, personal growth, pride, self-esteem, and self-identity.


We have a strong belief in and commitment to our Co-operative values. We expect that staff and students in our academies collaborate to attain high outcomes and make accelerated progress. We believe working collaboratively as a community, including students, staff and families is vital to success. We encourage partners to learn from and value each other’s skills and contribution, and work together towards high quality, relevant qualifications, skills and attributes. This is so that students, when they leave, have a sense of ambition and are able to make a positive contribution as 21st century global citizens.


To inspire and nurture young people who:

Learn throughout their lives; play a full part in life and work – guided by Co-operative values; are active citizens of Greater Manchester, the UK and the world; achieve to their potential and lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.

Our Academies

Whalley Range 11-18 High School is a large school of over 1600 girls located in the heart of inner city Manchester. Levenshulme High School is a school of 1,000 girls. The East Manchester Academy is a mixed school of 1000 students in the heart of Manchester’s regeneration area in Beswick. They serve some of the most deprived wards in Manchester and embrace and celebrate their cultural diversity.

The schools receive their intake from over 75 primary schools from within and beyond Manchester. Whalley Range 11-18 High School is the only community school in Manchester offering single sex post 16 provision. Over 90% of Sixth Form students are from ethnic minority backgrounds.

Quality Marks, Awards & Affiliations

We strive for excellence and are very proud of our achievements and affiliations.

If you believe something is missing or should be removed from the list below, please let us know.

Cyber Essentials Certificate logo Real World Learning Awards Winner 2021 logo Confederation of School Trusts logo Eco-Schools Bronze Award 2020 logo Leading Parent Partnership Award 2019-2022 logo Stonewall School Champions logo The Quality in Careers Standard logo Educate and Celebrate logo Manchester United Foundation logo Schoolastic logo The Schools Cooperative Society logo Values-based Education logo GCSEPod logo SSAT Educational Outcomes Awards 2016 logo Music Mark School 2020-21