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Waterhead Academy is a secondary school with academy status located in Oldham, Greater Manchester, England. The academy has specialisms in English and Creative Technologies, and is sponsored by Oldham College.
The academy first opened in September 2010, following the formal closure of Counthill School and Breezehill School;. The academy was initially located at the two campuses of the former schools, however it relocated to a new main campus in November 2012. The main campus is located on the site of the former Orb Mill. The academy also operates a sports campus which is located at the site of the former Counthill School.
Waterhead Academy began with the merging of two Oldham secondary schools: the predominantly Asian Breezehill School and the predominantly White British Counthill School, using a strategy of 'forced integration' in an attempt to quell racial tension between Oldham children.
- "It’s first class: Doors open at Waterhead Academy - Manchester Evening News". Menmedia.co.uk. 2012-11-08. Retrieved 2013-04-03.
- "Oldham schools attempt to bridge racial divide - BBC Newsnight". news.bbc.co.uk. 2011-04-27.
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