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

- April 21, 2021, 10:17 am

A huge thank you to Leah and Joe and MCR active for running a fantastic Play Scheme during the Easter holidays, students really enjoyed being active, learning new games and the yummy packed lunches! #HAF2021 @educationgovuk @harveynebil @ManCityCouncil @RuthDenton16 @MCRActive https://t.co/90oBuSFnuW
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- April 21, 2021, 7:15 am

@BerniceKostick: @NorthRidgeSch Big day today North Ridge hub opens to students!! Very excited! And I’ve been to get a coffee from cup and cake!! 🥰👏👏👏
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- April 9, 2021, 6:56 am

@OShaughnessyNR: @NorthRidgeSch Hello to everyone at North Ridge. We're very happy to introduce Erin, who was born on 25th March. She hopes everyone is well and enjoying the Easter holidays 🐣 https://t.co/eFNFGz2YwC
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- April 8, 2021, 8:33 pm

@MissFraser9: Another fantastic day today! We especially enjoyed the Staff vs Students dodgeball match! 🏀 #HAF2021 @educationgovuk @harveynebil @ManCityCouncil @ruthdenton16 @mcractive https://t.co/4rjKK1qgJu
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- April 8, 2021, 8:40 am

Group 1 of Play Scheme have really enjoyed playing fun team games and learning how to play new sports like Fencing! We can’t wait for more fun with Group 2 today! #HAF2021 @educationgovuk @harveynebil @ManCityCouncil @RuthDenton16 @MCRActive
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School Updates

Placement at North Ridge High Specialist Support School- Year 7 pupils September 2021

To support you and us in preparing for transition  we are  inviting  you to visit North Ridge to find out more about the transition process. Please click here for more information.



North Ridge Hub

Our new 6th Form Hub has been completed and will be open to students very soon.

The address for the Hub is detailed below together with the telephone number:


North Ridge Sixth Form Hub

142 Crescent Road


M8 5UF


Tel:  0161 507 9700


Sixth Form Hub Update

Sixth Form Hub Web Page




Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates:

Roadmap Step 1- From 29th march


Parents Guide to supporting home learning during School closure


COVID 19 Advice for Parents


Procedure for someone displaying symptoms


COVID-19 Visitor Guidance



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



Parents and Carers Information sessions

Click here for more information on our upcoming Parents and Carers information and advice virtual sessions.


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 […]