St Peter’s RC High School
Headteacher: Stephen Gabriel

St Peter’s is a successful, inclusive and over-subscribed Catholic school. St Peter’s was one of the founding partners of Teach Manchester, is Manchester’s leading school for School Direct and is designated as a National Support School and a Leading Edge School. It has a multi-racial community with 64 languages spoken and innovative practice in many areas. As well as high academic achievement, the school has a Resourced Provision for pupils with autistic spectrum disorders and has high sporting achievement with excellent sports facilities.

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Key Strengths


Initial Teacher Training

St Peter’s leads on teacher training for Teach Manchester through School Direct and is judged to be an outstanding provider by Manchester University and MMU. Our high track record of employed trainees is recognised across the city and is helping to address teacher recruitment needs.  For schools that may wish to engage with the School Direct process or simply find out more about school based teacher training, please contact Michelle Ames, assistant headteacher, at



St Peter’s is an inclusive school with high attendance, strong EMA provision and a designated Resourced Provision for ASD and SLI. There is considerable expertise in these areas and, if anyone wished to find out more, the point of contact is Andy Montrose, deputy head, on

Other strengths

St Peter’s is a Leading Edge school with strengths in a number of areas. There is specific strength in Chaplaincy work, in English and in science where examination results have been strong for many years. The school has non-teaching year heads, several SLEs and a strong support staff including in-house managed IT. To find out more contact Michelle Ames at

Designated System Leaders


National Leader of Education

John McNerney

Specialist Leaders of Education

Michelle Ames; ITT / Leadership and Management
Nina Gardiner; School Business Management
Lindsey Jones; Maths, CPD
Fiona McGarvey; Maths
Stephanie Pitcher; ICT, ITT/NQT Development

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Contact St Peter’s RC High School

Headteacher: Mr Stephen Gabriel
Address:     St Peter’s RC High School, Kirkmanshulme Lane, Manchester M12 4WB
Telephone:   0161 248 1550