Welcome to North Ridge High School...

We are a school that meets the diverse special educational needs of pupils between the ages of 11 and 19 and a specialist support school.

I am very proud to lead this developing and successful school. We have a thriving, challenging, calm and happy environment where our pupils strive to do their best educationally, emotionally and socially in our supportive and caring learning environment.

Bernice Kostick
Head Teacher
School News

- July 30, 2021, 10:13 am

@ManCityCouncil: 🤸‍ The school holidays are here and there is SO MUCH to do in Manchester. Sports camps, family events, outdoor adventures, arts & crafts, youth clubs...can we go on? ☀️ There's something for all ages and abilities at: https://t.co/7NYTNYcAAh Let's have a great summer. 😄 https://t.co/PYKvB51xXn
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- July 28, 2021, 7:58 am

@MCRLocalOffer: Our second Summer Special with more free activities for #SEND families living in the Manchester City Council area. Have fun! #disabilities #autism #play #nature https://t.co/579Aqex6ba https://t.co/U47CmXuSBp
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- July 23, 2021, 2:07 pm

@2001joe_mendy It has been our pleasure to have you Joseph! You have been a fantastic student and you should be very proud of all that you have achieved. Wishing you the best of luck for your future! 🌟
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- July 23, 2021, 11:47 am

@MCRLocalOffer: Here is the first of our summer specials with our holiday offer for #SEND families living in the Manchester City Council area! More to come! #disabilities #autism #fun https://t.co/MeAMIf6lWV https://t.co/PWey818TsT
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- July 23, 2021, 11:45 am

Please click the link for this months issue of our online safety newsletter: https://t.co/TUydMq23Qv
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School Updates

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates:

Latest COVID update: Wednesday 7th July 2021

Please visit our COVID-19 information page for updates and more information.



Summer Assembly

Please click here to view our summer assembly.



Please click here to view our summer newsletter. We wish all of our pupils and families a safe and happy break.



Art Celebration

As we are unable to have an art exhibition this year Ms Brown has created a video to celebrate some of the art work from across school this year. Click here to watch the art celebration.



5th July 2021

Statutory Proposal for a Prescribed Alteration to North Ridge School


The Local Authority are currently consulting on the permanent change of North Ridge roll to 200 places now that we have the new sixth form building. The full detail of the consultation is outlined in the letter. This will mean that the needs of pupils in the North can be fully met and we have created a purpose built sixth form centre that provides great opportunities including vocational learning on site.


I am therefore asking you to support the consultation by responding to the email address listed below.

Publication of the Statutory Notice and How to make comments and views.

Within four weeks from the date of publication of this proposal (by 26 July 2021) any person may object to, or make comments on the proposal by sending their representations to:


Any comments received during this period will be compiled and included as part of the report to be considered for determination.

Please do respond. For further information please read the letter.


Many thanks for your support.

Bernice Kostick

Head Teacher





The Heads Blog

I wanted to post a blog to thank all my colleagues in school for working so hard to support the many ways our pupils are learning currently. We are trying to be very flexible and support families in the way that helps you.   Our days are long and challenging. I am hopeful about the […]

Head’s Christmas blog   I’d like to thank all pupils, families and staff for the support you have given to keeping North Ridge operating over the term. I hope that the pupils have enjoyed learning in school and mixing with their friends. This week has been a great week with celebrations for us all.   […]

It is great to have so many pupils back in school and we are working really hard to keep safe. We had a visit from the Health and Safety Executive on 4.11.20. I am very pleased to report that they were happy with our practice.   Our priority is maintaining the safe practices in school […]