My DD has just started at Stretford Grammar and I am so far very impressed. They are really going out of their way to help the children and parents settle including having weekly drop ins for Year 7 parents and lots of informative letters and emails.
So far my DD is doing really well and is very happy. The Headteacher eats lunch every day with the new children in a bid to get to know them personally and also stands outside school daily chatting to parents and pupils as they arrive and leave school. So far so good! Hope it stays this way.
Stretford certainly knows how to settle their children, this sounds amazing!