Welcome to Rayner Stephens High School.

We are a thriving 11-16 school built on strong values that inform all that we do.  We care deeply about our local community and have represented this through our school name.  Joseph Rayner Stephens was a local 19th Century reformer and educationalist who fought and championed the rights of the working class in the Dukinfield area. He was a person of ideas, always guided by his deep and strongly held values.

At Rayner Stephens we are guided by our values and commitment to work together and support one another in our endeavour to provide the very best possible educational experience for our young people.  This is embodied in our core values of ASPIRE.   We have high standards where everyone is challenged and supported to flourish and encouraged to work hard to fulfil their aspirations. We expect every member of our school to strive to be the best they can be.

We have high expectations of all our staff, learners and the wider community.  We expect high standards of teaching from staff and excellent learning from learners, alongside the proactive encouragement of parents enabling all learners to be successful. Everyone at Rayner Stephens is fully committed to maximising the achievement of every learner.

Our whole school community has much to be proud of. We value our learners as our greatest asset and encourage student leadership and student voice so that learners can be fully engaged in all aspects of the school.

We believe that working in partnership with parents is vitally important to supporting our teaching staff in fulfilling our core purpose of endeavouring to achieve and aspiring to be successful. When your child starts at Rayner Stephens you are joining us in a commitment to provide them with the best educational opportunities.

I hope this website gives you a flavour of the vibrant, purposeful and exciting place that Rayner Stephens is.


Martin Davies 



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