Harefield

Mr M Bebbington (Head of House),  Miss S Gregory  (Student Manager) Miss M Brady, Mr S Naylor, Mrs K Kettlewell, Mr C Crafter, Miss K Haggerty, Mrs G Stevens, Mr A McKeever, Miss L Cadwallader, Miss K Humphreys, Mr J Maw, Mr A Davies, Miss E Fletcher, Mr D Morgan, Mr D Spence, Dr J Neild/Dr S Jones, Dr A Williams, Miss K Baldwin, Mr P Ashall

History of Harefield

Wilmslow High School was known as ‘Harefield County High School’ when it became a Sixth Form Entry Comprehensive in 1978.  Amazingly there has been a secondary school on the Wilmslow High School site for 50 years now: some of you may remember the first school opening its doors to young people in September 1960!

House Charity  2012/13

1.     Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

2.     Ronald MacDonald House

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is one of Europe’s biggest and busiest children’s hospitals providing care for over 200,000 children and young people each year.  It is one of only four stand-alone paediatric trusts in UK and is staffed by 2,800 employees.

Alder Hey offers 20 specialist services including being the designated national centre for head and face surgery and a Centre of Excellence for children with cancer, heart, spinal and brain disease.  It is a teaching hospital and trains 550 medical and 400 nursing students each year.

Alder Hey serves a catchment area of 7.5 million, with around 60,000 children seen at A&E each year.  In addition to the hospital site at West Derby, Alder Hey has a presence at more than 40 community outreach sites and programmes and its consultants hold 800 clinic sessions each year from Cumbria to Shropshire, Wales and the Isle of Man, helping deliver care closer to home.

Founded in 1914, Alder Hey was originally intended as a workhouse for infirm paupers and the Trust is now engaged in planning a new, state-of-the-art Children’s Health Park at the adjacent Springfield Park.  The Trust hopes to open its doors to the new hospital in October 2014, marking its 100th Anniversary.

Alder Hey is supported by two registered charities The Image Appeal and Ronald McDonald House. Ronald McDonald House is the biggest purpose-built House in the world with 70 rooms and provides a ‘home away from home’ for parents of children who are being treated in the hospital. The House is funded and run entirely by charitable donations.