Ms Houston (Head of House), Mrs Y Mackay (Student Manager)


Bollin House was formed in 1992 and is named after the river River Bollin, which is a major tributary of the River Mersey in the north-west of England. It rises in Macclesfield Forest at the western end of the Peak District, and can be seen in spring form, from the Buxton to Macclesfield road. The stream then descends the 10 miles through Macclesfield and Wilmslow where it has a confluence with the River Dean, near to Styal Prison. For the following 10 miles (16 km) it defines the southwestern portion of the border between Greater Manchester and Cheshire before merging with the River Mersey north of Lymm. It flows through the Styal country park and was used in the cotton calico factory there, Quarry Bank Mill, as a source of power. Near to the Quarry Bank Mill site there is a natural weir. The Bollin is culverted underneath the southern runway of Manchester Airport.

The house system was formed when the then head teacher Head Teacher, Mr Richard Brent amalgamated the two school sites. The first Head of House Mrs P Siberry was joined by her Deputy Lynn Grice in 1996. Always at the forefront of new developments, Bollin was joined by the first non- teaching Student Manager in 2003, Mrs. Brander who is currently the School and Community manager.

In recent years under, the Leadership of Mr Tatlock, Bollin House was strengthened by the arrival of Mrs Mackay the current Student Manager and celebrated 4 consecutive sports day victories and raised thousands of pounds for charities including:

  • Christies
  • The Genesis Breast Cancer and Wythenshawe hospital
  • The Make a Wish Foundation