Waterhead Academy

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Waterhead Academy
Established 2010
Type Academy
Principal Nigel McQuoid
Location Huddersfield Road
Greater Manchester
DfE number 353/6907
DfE URN 136148 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1,424
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Website www.waterheadacademy.co.uk

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.[1] 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.


  1. ^ "It’s first class: Doors open at Waterhead Academy - Manchester Evening News". Menmedia.co.uk. 2012-11-08. Retrieved 2013-04-03. 

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Coordinates: 53°33′02″N 2°04′19″W / 53.5505°N 2.0719°W / 53.5505; -2.0719