Hodge Clough Primary School

February 4, 2016 in Strategic


Saddleworth School

March 31, 2014 in Strategic

Thriving and high performing 11-16 community comprehensive school, oversubscribed with 1350 pupils

Ofsted rating of GOOD in December 2010

Unique KS3 curriculum (English, RE, Drama and PHSE taught as one subject) with a traditional KS4 model, 36% gaining E- Bacc

Strong English and Maths teams

An extensive range of extra-curricular opportunities including sports and The Duke of Edinburgh Award

Moving to a brand new building in 2016 under PSBP


Oasis Academy Oldham

February 12, 2014 in Strategic, Uncategorized


At Oasis Academy Oldham we are:

·         A forward thinking, dynamic secondary school

·         A diverse and inclusive Academy growing in reputation

·         A state of the art facility that acts as the community hub

·         Closely partnered with Oasis Limeside Teaching school

·         Committed to a culture of improvement and collaboration through a bespoke CPD programme

The Blue Coat School

December 2, 2013 in Strategic

  • A highly successful and heavily oversubscribed Church of England comprehensive and convertor Academy for students aged 11-18 based in the centre of Oldham. The school currently has 1,450 students and is expanding its intake over the next 5 years to a capacity of 1600 complete with new and improved accommodation
  • National Teaching School and a National Support School at the heart of the Northern Alliance and an approved Academy sponsor. The school also provides a high quality of staff improvement and leadership training in school and to the local teaching community.
  • The school has received two consecutive ‘OUTSTANDING’ judgements from Ofsted and judged OUTSTANDING in every category in December 2011
  • The school is in the top 1 % nationally for progress at A level and No2 in the Independent’s Top 100 Comprehensive schools at A Level with 90% of students reaching top UK universities
  • Strong commitment to extra-curricular provision – highest national completion rate for Duke of Edinburgh and 9192 hours of voluntary service undertaken by students in 2012-13


Marple Hall School

November 7, 2013 in Strategic

  • Thriving and successful 11-16 comprehensive school of 1500 pupils based in Stockport
  • Traditional curriculum resulting in over half of students leaving with ‘English Baccalaureate’ suite of qualifications
  • Ofsted rating of GOOD in Sept 2013
  • Strong supporter of teacher training offering placements with a number of university PGCE courses
  • Praised by Children in Need in 2012 for raising one of the highest totals nationally for schools at over £6000

King James’s School

November 7, 2013 in Strategic

  • Mixed comprehensive school serving south/east Huddersfield area whose origins go back to the thirteenth century – the school was a designated a Specialist Science College in 2004 and became an Academy in 2012
  • The school has undertaken a huge investment in IT and has six computer suites, an Independant Learning Centre and specialist teaching rooms
  • Teachers are involved in a wide variety of research teaching projects with well known organisations including NCETM, NCSL, Astra-Zeneca
  • Ofsted reported the school in Sept 2009 as GOOD and IMPROVING and a further Ofsted inspection on Economics and Business Education in March 2011 rated the school as OUTSTANDING
  • In 2012 the school was awarded for making ‘outstanding continuous improvement’ in the percentage of students achieving 5+ A*-C GCSE’s and two further awards in 2013 for being in top 20% nationally with regard to GCSE results


Wardle Academy

November 7, 2013 in Strategic

  • Successful 11-16 school which converted to an Academy in Sept 2013
  • Strong tradition at GCSE – High performer in Rochdale area in the growth in percentage of 5A*-C GSCE results
  • Dec 2013 the school is moving to new up to date facilities to include two large sports halls, swimming pool, fitness gym, performance hall and new upgraded ICT and Technology suites
  • Ofsted rating in Nov 2011 was GOOD with OUTSTANDING features
  • The school brass band is currently the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain



Christ Church C of E Primary School

November 7, 2013 in Strategic

  • Successful larger than average C of E school serving a culturally mixed catchment area
  • Ofsted 2012 stated improvements made in teaching and achievement since last inspection- Outstanding in recent RE inspection
  • Significant involvement in ITE for over ten years
  • Enthusiastic user of the International Primary Curriculum  – asked to play major role in regional IPC conferences
  • Gold award in ‘Investors in People’  and Artsmark



North Chadderton School

November 7, 2013 in Strategic

  • GCSE, AS, and A2 results well above national averages – excellent GCSE performance in 2013
  • Top 100 best improving schools for progress of pupils between Key Stage 2 and GCSE’s
  • Oct 2013 launch of staff Talent Programme
  • Ofsted Jan 2013  – school rated as overwhelming GOOD
  • Brand new multi million pound facilities and ‘state of the art’ learning environment

St Hilda’s CE VA Primary School

November 7, 2013 in Strategic

  • Larger than average Church of England Primary School serving a predominantly Bangladeshi community in Oldham
  • Happy, thriving ,successful school Ofsted in 2013 judged GOOD
  • Strong links with the local community
  • Successful at working with parents through a Parent Council and a parent support advisor with dedicated parent room in the school for community workshops. First school in Oldham to run Families and Schools Together project and to gain the Local Parent Partnership Award
  • Achieved Platinum Healthy Schools Award in 2011 and School Active mark in 2010 and recognised as a Leadership Learning School for NPQH