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Ethos & Values

Our school mission statement:

‘Raising aspirations in partnership with families and the community.’

A vision for our school where each student’s progress is remarkable. We focus on the whole educational experience for each student, aiming for success in examinations and the other aspects of school life, sports, the arts, leadership and extra-curricular activities.

The confidence and skills students gain, ensure pathways to university and the world of work. This can only be achieved by working with families and a range of community partners.

It is leadership that delivers the culture and the vision, so we came together as a staff and defined the qualities we expect from each other.

So each member of staff makes a commitment to:

  • Promote South Wirral High School’s values and beliefs
  • Demonstrate vision and inspiration
  • Demonstrate good interpersonal skills
  • Being a learning professional
  • Involving supporting and developing colleagues
  • Being active and creative
  • Being organised and strategic

The personal qualities of leadership define the culture that delivers our vision.

Five key statements describe our culture, that is, how we achieve our vision.

  • Achievement: Focus on teaching and learning
  • Attitudes: Encourage all members of our community
  • Planning: Use an approach that promotes enquiry, reflection and good communications
  • Partnership: See leadership as a concept to which all contribute
  • Environment: Seek to improve working conditions for all members of the school community

Meet the Headteacher

Mr Mike Cloherty has been headteacher at South Wirral High School since 2024. He first started at South Wirral in 2016.

House System

At South Wirral we have a house system comprising of four houses and our Sixth Form. Each House is named after a local family that positively contributed to the local community. 

The Houses are called:

  • Laird House
  • Mayer House
  • Stanley House
  • Wilson House


Education has been taking place on the site of our school since 1969 when Eastham Secondary School opened its doors. South Wirral High School was formed in 1985 by the merger of Eastham and Bromborough Secondary Schools. 

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