North Chadderton School

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North Chadderton School
Motto Preparing students for a life time of success
Established 1959
Type Comprehensive foundation school
Headteacher Joy Clarke
Location Chadderton Hall Road
Greater Manchester
England Coordinates: 53°33′25″N 2°09′09″W / 53.55703°N 2.15263°W / 53.55703; -2.15263
Local authority Oldham
DfE number 353/4027
DfE URN 105737 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1,507
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18

North Chadderton School is a mixed gender comprehensive school and sixth form for 11–18 year olds, located in Chadderton, in the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, Greater Manchester, England.


The range of academic years correspond to ages from 11 to 18. The school is exceeding the designed capacity. It is situated on the B6195, not far from the A627(M) in Chadderton Folds and opposite the St Matthew's church near Chadderton Hall Park.


North Chadderton County Secondary School was a secondary modern school, which was split into girls' and boys' sections. South Chadderton County Secondary School, another secondary modern, was on Butterworth Lane.

Grammar school[edit]

Chadderton Grammar School on Broadway, a mixed school, was officially opened in October 1930 by David Lindsay, 27th Earl of Crawford. It was for 300 pupils from Chadderton, Failsworth, Royton,Crompton and Lees. Extensions to the school were opened in September 1935. By 1950 it had 700 boys and girls, 800 by 1954, and 900 by 1958. In 1957 it was decided to split the school into two single sex schools. In 1959, the boys left for the new grammar school, and the girls stayed at the old site. Parents protested about the move. Chadderton Grammar School for Boys was on Chadderton Hall Road, and concentrated more on science and maths. It had around 600 boys.


In 1974, the school's administration moved from the Lancashire Education Committee to Oldham MBC, and secondary schools were re-organised in September 1975 and the school became a comprehensive mixed school. The lower school on Broadway of the North Chadderton secondary modern school was merged with the school.


Students follow the UK National Curriculum. Key Stage 4 (GCSE) examinations are taken during Years 9, 10 and 11. Most students leaving the Sixth Form go on to study at universities within the nb. Some students gain places at other universities in the European Union. A wide range of subjects is offered, including IT, psychology and chemistry.

Sixth form[edit]

North Chadderton has its own sixth form 6th form with the majority of pupils former students at the compulsory level (years 7-11). Current attendance is around 150 pupils within both years.

New school[edit]

Currently North Chadderton is undergoing a transformation by constructing a new school on the same site. This is expected to be completed late 2012 to early 2013 and will bring both lower school and upper school sites together.

Notable former pupils[edit]

North Chadderton County Secondary School[edit]

Chadderton Grammar School for Boys[edit]


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