Lateral Flow Home Testing

The government have asked that students test themselves twice each week at home (Sunday and Wednesday). Please would you register your test on the NHS website. All the instructions are in the information booklet in the test pack. We also ask that you report your test result to school by filling in the form via the button below every Sunday and Wednesday with your full name, form and result.
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It’s Mental Health Awareness Week

It’s UK Mental Health Awareness Week and this year’s theme is nature and the environment. There’s a lot of good research to support the role nature can play in protecting and supporting our mental health. Click the button below to find out more and for top tips on how you can build your own connection with nature.

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It’s Mental Health Awareness Week

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week

It's UK Mental Health Awareness Week and this year's theme is nature and the environment. There’s a lot of good research to support the role nature can play in protecting and supporting our mental health. For many of us though, ‘being in nature’ may not be as easy as...

Welcome to Tottington High School

“The school has a strong partnership with parents and enjoys a thriving and supportive community. Teachers have a good understanding of their students’ learning needs and how best to secure and accelerate their progress and strengthen their aspirations. The students leave the school as well-rounded individuals with ambition and self-confidence.”

– Ofsted

We Are Tottington High School

our Mission & Values

We pledge, through respectful relationships, to ensure all members of our community are supported in taking responsibility for their own learning, to become ‘well-rounded’ and caring individuals, with the skills, attributes, qualifications and experiences to prepare them for their and our futures. We believe very much in our school motto of “Excellence through Partnership”. Thus, we expect our students to get involved in the life and work of the school and to maintain high standards of interpersonal relationships on which these partnerships develop and prosper.

About Tottington High School

Tottington High School is an 11-16 years mixed community high school positioned north of Bury, Greater Manchester, and serves approximately 900 students. We recognise the potential of all our students and provide opportunities that challenge their abilities. We endeavour to provide a high level of support, guidance and care to enable your child to achieve their potential. We truly are a school where Every Child Matters.

Our aim at Tottington High School is to develop to the full, the confidence, enthusiasm, abilities and talents of all students. Our team of teachers and support staff is well qualified, experienced and highly industrious. They are fully committed to servicing the needs of our young people. They take great pride in the success of students and relish the opportunity to help shape the future of young people.

Students are well cared for and valued as individuals. They have many opportunities to pursue extra-curricular activities and additional learning experiences. We feel that you will be impressed with the positive ethos and culture of the school.

Location: Laurel Street, Tottington, Bury. BL8 3HP.

Telephone: 01204 882 327


School Hours: M-F: 8.40am – 3.00pm

About Shaw Education Trust

In November 2018, Tottington High School became part of the Shaw Education Trust, joining schools from across Staffordshire and the West Midlands.

Shaw Education Trust is a growing multi academy trust sponsored by the Shaw Trust, a charitable company which helps people gain an education, develop their career and improve their wellbeing.

“Tottington High School is an integral part of the growing Shaw Education Trust family. Together, in partnership, we strive to create a learning environment which motivates; engages; and excites. United, we will deliver remarkable outcomes for all our young people. By investing in staff, students, and the community, we will co-construct: a dynamic, aspirational, curriculum; a culture where excellence is the norm; alongside a rich portfolio of opportunity. Cumulatively this will give our students the greatest possible chance of achieving their best potential. Together we are stronger; and together we shall succeed. ”

– Jo Morgan (Shaw Education Trust Chief Executive)

The link below will take you to the Shaw Education Trust homepage. Here you will find lots of information about our academies, policies and the following statutory items related to finance and funding:

  • annual report
  • annual audited accounts
  • memorandum of association
  • articles of association
  • names of charity trustees and members
  • funding agreement
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Tottington High School is part of the Shaw Education Trust but all school admissions come via the Local Authority Application Form. Please click here for details about how to complete the form and about putting Tottington High School down as a preference.
Read our Admissions Policy here

School Uniform

The wearing of school uniform is compulsory. Full uniform must be worn in school and when journeying to and from school. When a student is admitted, it is on condition that parents accept our school uniform regulations, and therefore it is assumed that parents are willing to ensure that their child conforms to these in every respect.

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Pay Online

Pay for your child’s school meals, school trips, ties, badges, revision guides and more via our payment systems.

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Transport information

Transport to and from school is of course the responsibility of parents/carers but we will endeavour to assist in any arrangements to ease with this issue. There are a number of school buses which travel to our school from the surrounding areas.

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The House System

The purpose of the House system is to further promote community, partnership and participation in school. The House system aims to do this by providing House members with enjoyable and competitive House events and House activities. Such events/activities take the form of inter-House sporting competitions, House challenges and extra-curricular visits. 

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Y11 Employability Session

It might be the last day in school for our Year 11 students today, but they are all having the opportunity to discuss employability and careers with the NCS. The session is exploring CV writing, a vital skill required to access careers in the future ✍️

📚 The power of retrieval practice 📚

Regular retrieval practice has been scientifically proven to help students learn more and remember more. This is why we have a strong emphasis on this pedagogical technique across the school 🧠

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Letters Home, Announcements & Events

Keep up to date with the latest information from school. You can also sign up to our newsletter by popping your name and email address into the Subscribe box on our News page.

Extra-curricular Sports are back!!

Extra-curricular Sports are back!!

We are thrilled to announce that our extra-curricular sports schedule is able to start next week. Students should look out for a weekly reminder on social media/TV screens around school, and notices will also be displayed in the PE department.

Headteacher’s End of Term Letter

Headteacher’s End of Term Letter

Parents/Carers, please read Mrs Brett’s end of term letter which provides information about the new school uniform, community engagement and safety, year 11 assessment and teacher assessed grades, and parent forums.

NCS This Summer?

NCS This Summer?

The NCS programme offers young people, aged 16-17, a once in a lifetime opportunity to do something meaningful with their summer break, as well as a chance to develop skills and take on new challenges that will set them up for adult life. They’ll also do something good for their local community, carrying out a project to support a cause they care about.

Year 11 Preparing for Success Live Presentation

Year 11 Preparing for Success Live Presentation

On Wednesday 31st March from 6.00pm-7.00pm, Bury College is hosting a presentation evening live on Microsoft Teams designed to inspire Year 11 pupils and raise aspirations. This session will be an opportunity for pupils and their parents and carers to virtually attend...

House fire letter to parents

I am just updating you following the situation on our perimeter today. As you will be aware, a house fire caused a whole school evacuation for quite a period of time today. Having evacuated safely to the South Yard, we later arranged for year groups to be housed in buildings away from the incident.

Congratulations to our new families!

Congratulations to our new families!

All of us at Tottington High School would like to give a huge CONGRATULATIONS to the Year 6 children who have got a place at our school. You have an exciting road ahead and we are all extremely excited to help you along your journey. Our aim is to help to prepare you...

Attainment 8 Score

Ebacc Average Point Score


4 or above in English & Maths


5 or above in English & Maths

Get In Touch

Location: Laurel Street, Tottington, Bury. BL8 3LY.

Telephone: 01204 882 327


School Hours: M-F: 8.30am - 3.00pm

Privacy Policy (Excerpt)

Tottington High School collects a lot of data and information about our pupils so that we can run effectively as a school. This privacy notice explains how and why we collect pupils’ data, what we do with it and what rights parents and pupils have. Tottington High School is an academy within the Shaw Education Trust (“the Trust”), a multi academy trust with 10 academies. The Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee (registration number 09067175) whose registered office is Shaw Education Trust Head Office, Kidsgrove Secondary School, Gloucester Road, Kidsgrove. ST7 4DL. The Trust is the Data Controller for all the academies within the Trust. The Data Protection Officer for the Trust is Natalie Kennedy:

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