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Good Luck Year 11

As we approach the start of the GCSE series, I would just like to wish our Year 11 students all the very best as they begin their examinations from Monday.

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Good Luck Year 11

Good Luck Year 11

As we approach the start of the GCSE series, I would just like to wish our Year 11 students all the very best as they begin their examinations from Monday. We are really proud of all that our young people have achieved so far, particularly given the Pandemic, and we...

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 Vision Statement

Our vision is to enable everyone within our school community to be:
Happy, well rounded and creative global citizens who have strong morals; a respect for each other; a thirst for learning and who live successful, motivated and fulfilled lives.

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to be an outstanding school where all members of our school community are given every opportunity to be successful. We aim to have a diverse, challenging and exciting curriculum which is underpinned by innovative learning and teaching and strong pastoral support.

Proud of our community links

Thank you for inviting us to your school on 21st February 2022 and giving us the opportunity to share with your young people our organisations EDI information. It was refreshing to receive the interaction we did from all your year groups and it demonstrated a level of maturity from all who involved themselves in discussions.

I understand that our presentation was very heavy on detail but again I commend your pupils on their ability to engage at an appropriate level.

It was nice to hear and see the correct use of language, especially surrounding Trans discussions. It was obvious this was already discussed within your school and I hope we added weight to this area.

I hope your pupils got something out of it and hope that by us highlighting how we as an organisation encourage and educate people can hopefully have a positive effect on their lives.

Can you please pass on our thanks to your AWE group for their open and frank discussions about LGBTQ+. It was very interesting to hear personal stories spoken with confidence and their interaction with the Fire Crew was well received.

Kris Bailey

Watch Manager, Ramsbottom Fire Station

At Tottington High School, we are working with The Proud Trust, a Manchester based charity, to gain the Rainbow Flag Award.


The Rainbow Flag Award is a national quality assurance framework for primary schools, secondary schools, SEND schools and colleges. The award focuses on positive LGBT+, (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, plus other related identities), inclusion and visibility. The Rainbow Flag Award encourages a whole organisation approach to LGBT+ inclusion, as well as developing strategies to effectively challenge and combat LGBTphobic bullying.

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.

Shaw Education Trust Logo

“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
In The Know

Recent School News

Facebook Post

We are aware of a Facebook post which mentions an incident yesterday on a public bus parked on Laurel Street. The incident is not linked to school, but rest assured we are aware of it and have passed the information on to the relevant bus company.

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Report Online Abuse
Report online abuse to the CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection command)


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 subjects studied offer a wide and varied experience of skills and content. Some of these subjects will be new, while others are a continuation of areas already studied in the Primary Schools.

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Latest Tweets

Science Club
Students in Mr Burke's science club evaporated and crystallised copper sulfate solution. Over the next few days, copper sulfate crystals will form. We look forward to seeing the results.

Excellent presentation! Well done to Mrs Davis's Year 8 Maths class. It is great to see the excellent work our students are producing.

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Year 7 Parents’ Evening

Year 7 Parents’ Evening

We are extremely excited to be holding Parents Evening onsite in our school hall and inviting parents back into Tottington High School. The school employs an online appointment system and the onus will be on parents to arrange appointments with members of staff.

Be Bury College Ready

Be Bury College Ready

The ‘Be Bury College Ready’ portal has been designed for Year 11 pupils to support with their transition from school to college and includes a wide range of online resources.

LGBT logo competition winners

LGBT logo competition winners

February was LGBTQ+ History Month, and as part of our activities in school to promote and celebrate inclusion, we ran a competition with our students to design a new LGBTQ+ logo for our school. We are delighted to now announce the winning design and the runners up.

GCSE Pod Launch

GCSE Pod Launch

We are delighted to announce that we have recently invested in GCSEPod, the award-winning digital content and revision provider used by over 1,700 schools worldwide. As a subscriber, you now have access to GCSEPod’s library of over 6,500 ‘Pods’, 3-5 minute videos designed to deliver knowledge in short bursts.

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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