Recent News

Christmas Break

Monday, 19 December 2016 - 10:46am

 REMINDER: School closes for the Christmas break on Tuesday 20th December at 12.45pm and re-opens to all students on Thursday 5th January at 8.20am.  We would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Uniform change from September 2017

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 - 9:00pm
Uniform standards are excellent here at Alder but to improve them even further and to reduce issues caused by so called ‘back to school’ sections in shops and supermarkets, we have worked with our suppliers, Kids Stop and JFC to produce unique Alder branded trousers/skirts; I believe it will relieve the pressure on parents and carers!  The girls’ trousers and skirts have a thin green trim along the waistband; the boys’ trousers have a thin green trim along the pocket.

Are you interested in becoming a Parent Governor?

Monday, 14 November 2016 - 7:24am

Alder Community High School currently has a vacancy for a parent governor.  The governing body, with the head teacher, has overall responsibility for the running of the school. Governing bodies have three core strategic functions:

Support for the Homeless

Friday, 4 November 2016 - 2:08pm

 Prior to half term my assembly highlighted the plight of the homeless  -  both from the point of view of people as well as animals.  A target of 834 tins of food was set  -  one tin from each student/adult in school or 25p which would then be used to buy tins.  The target was met!!!!  Over 1000 tins/packets of food was brought/bought and this will be being distributed at centres in Tameside.

Rock Guitar in 11 Dimensions

Friday, 4 November 2016 - 2:02pm

 The Science Department is pleased to offer a fantastic opportunity for year 10 and 11 students to participate in a curriculum enrichment activity by attending the one hour show, Rock Guitar in 11 Dimensions, on Tuesday, 15th November at 6.30pm in the school hall.  The show will be hosted by Famelab winner Dr Mark Lewney, a guitar Physicist, who will explain the physics of rock using riffs from Vivaldi to AC/DC, explain the secret of the Stradivarius, and show how string vibrations might lie at the heart of the Big Questions about the universe.

Open Evening, Thursday 29th September at 6:45pm

Friday, 16 September 2016 - 7:13am
Our annual Open Evening for Year 6 children and their families will take place on Thursday 29th September from 6:45pm until 9:00pm.

Excellent 2016 GCSE results!

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 - 10:41am

Our GCSE results saw 72% of students achieving 5 or more A*-C grades including English and Maths.  More importantly, progress in both English and Maths was outstanding with 81% and 86% of students respectively making expected progress which is way above the national average. 


Congratulations to the class of 2016 who, just like team GB, have surpassed all expectations – well done!

Celebrating a Year of Sporting Success

Friday, 22 July 2016 - 5:21pm

On Thursday, 7th July staff, students and their families celebrated a year of sporting success at the annual Sports Awards Evening.  Congratulations to everyone who received an award.

RIO 2016, Whole School Olympic Themed Day

Friday, 22 July 2016 - 4:36pm

 On Monday, 18th July Alder Community High School held a whole school Olympic themed day.  There was lots of fantastic work taking place across school. The highlights included:

Award Winning English Team

Friday, 22 July 2016 - 4:32pm

 The TES (Times’ Educational Supplement) Awards are now in their eighth year. These are national awards and there are 16 categories. We are part of the Tameside wide English team that won the award English teacher or team of the year; a magnificent achievement! We are proud to have been part of the Tameside English team that has continued to raise standards in English across Tameside. Further details can be found at

Yellow School Bus Services 2016/2017

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 - 12:14pm

Please note that changes have been made to the application process for Yellow School Buses for the 2016/2017 academic year.

In memory of Kirsty Saunders, Year 11

Friday, 19 February 2016 - 9:53pm

 On Thursday, 11th February, Kirsty sadly passed away after a brave, long battle with leukaemia.  Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends at this most difficult of times.

An online book of condolence is avaiable here: to provide an opportunity for all to leave messages of condolence and support or to share their memories of Kirsty.

Parent Voice

Thursday, 18 February 2016 - 8:25pm

 As we strive to improve our home school relationship and communication, we would like to invite all parents and carers to join the Alder Community High School Parent Voice.

Being part of Parent Voice gives you the opportunity as a parent or carer to give feedback, make comments and suggestions on important issues around school.  It also gives you an informal way of raising general issues that we need to address.   

CAMHS name change consultation

Monday, 14 December 2015 - 1:28pm

During recent visits, Ofsted inspectors highlighted that some CAMHS across the country are changing their name. They support this approach, as it can help to ‘de-medicalise’ children’s mental health services.

Pennine Care, providers of CAMHS within Tameside want to ensure all key stakeholders have an opportunity to have their say on whether to change the name of CAMHS.

Consultation Briefing

Friday, 11 December 2015 - 8:11pm
Prior to half term Miss Brunt’s assembly related to the lack of water or the lack of clean water in some areas of the world.  She set the school the task of raising £300.00 in two weeks by everyone donating 41p so as to build a well in Alder’s name in Nepal.  £500.00 was raised!  £300.00 has been given to Water Aid and our well’s construction has begun and should be completed within 6 months.

Are you interested in becoming a parent governor?

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 - 2:31pm

We are looking to fill a parent governor vacancy. The governing body, with the head teacher, has overall responsibility for the running of the school. Governing bodies have three core strategic functions:

Class of 2015 Certificate Presentation Evening

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 - 10:20am

We are looking forward to seeing the Class of 2015 again at their Certificate Presentation Evening on Wednesday 4th November 2015. The evening, at Dukinfield Town Hall, begins at 6.45 pm.

This formal presentation of certificates marks the final part of the exam process. It will be a wonderful evening to recognise and celebrate the achievements of our students.

2015 Exam Results

Friday, 21 August 2015 - 2:13pm

Once again we are extremely pleased with the exceptional progress made by the students this year. Our Maths results in particular are outstanding with 89% of students getting grades A*- C. Overall, our attainment over the whole curriculum is the highest it has ever been. Congratulations to all our students; you should be very proud of your results. Well done!

R O’Regan

Head Teacher's Message [July 2015]

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 - 2:04pm

Well, the summer holidays are nearly upon us!  Last night we celebrated Awards Evening and it was a great pleasure to see so many students and parents/carers present to celebrate the success of our students.  Once again, this is all possible due to your support, especially through the difficult times.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE)

Monday, 13 July 2015 - 2:05pm

Congratulations to the following students who spent the weekend on an expedition, to successfully complete their Bronze DofE award. 

  • Max Mellor
  • George Boult
  • Elysia Barker
  • Daniel Darby
  • Abigail Longmate
  • Rachel Woodacre
  • Evan Bailey
  • Jake Weatherly
  • Vincent Allott
  • Ben Bland
  • Elliott Dyson
  • Daniel Wood
  • Joel Wood