Welcome to Harrop Fold

At Harrop Fold, we are committed to making the difference for all our young people.  Our aim is to produce well-rounded young people who are prepared for our ever-changing world. We do this by focusing on the Personal, Social and Academic aspects of education, which will drive our young people to reach their potential and achieve true excellence.


High ability pupils
What is available to me as a member of the Most Able group within Harrop Fold School?
High Ability pupils in all year groups get the chance to take part in: workshops, trips and visits specifically tailored to their needs.  These have included: visits to the Museum of Science and Industry, trips to local companies and local universities in recent years.
Subject specific projects are open to High Ability pupils, examples of these are:  an enterprise group, a French grammar club, a Spanish club, a maths club and a debating society.
For more information or to discuss any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact our Whole School Lead for Most Able/High Ability students: Mrs Kerry Winter on: kerry.winter@salford.gov.uk

Recent events for most able and high ability students

* Visit to the London Stock Exchange for the Enterprise group – where our students won a £1000 prize in a national competition.
* Trip to Home cinema for year 10 & 11 French students.
* Design and Technology trip to Salford University for the Annual Technology Tournament – we competed against 5 other schools in 4 competitions and through a combination of ingenuity and determination we brought home the winners’ trophy.
* Manchester University Workshops in school.
* Maths/STEM trips to the Museum of Science and Industry to study Cryptography and Applied Fabrics.
* Performance of « The Wiz » musical production.
* History trip to Leeds Armouries for a workshop on weaponry and welfare through time.
* History trip to the Slavery Museum in Liverpool
* Trip to the National Cipher Challenge at Bletchley Park.
* Team teaching in Science with Darren Forbes from the Institute of Physics.
* A performance from our choir at Salford Cathedral.

What is happening this academic year for high ability students?
* Debating society for KS3.
* Level 3 qualification in Additional Maths for year 11.
* A variety of sports teams and clubs.
* Enterprise club.
* “Live lounge” performances from students at lunchtime.
* Gospel choir set up in collaboration with Manchester University.
* UK Maths Challenge.
* Art club and displays on “Star of the Week” board.
* Code club for ICT and Computing students.

Harrop Fold become members of NACE
Harrop Fold School is proud to announce our membership of NACE (National Association for Able Children in Education).
NACE specialises in working with schools and teachers to improve learning for able learners. NACE is recognised nationally and internationally as the UK’s leading independent education organisation in the field of education for able learners. Through its valuable network of members NACE provides high quality guidance, support and training, enabling teachers to attain the best from High Ability learners in the everyday classroom, whilst enabling all learners to flourish and achieve.
We are excited to become members of a valued association and look forward to the wonderful enrichment activities we will be able to offer our High Ability students in the future.


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