Cardinal Langley Roman Catholic High School

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Cardinal Langley Roman Catholic High School
Established 1959
Type Voluntary aided school
Religion Roman Catholic
Headteacher Mr A Bridson
Founders De La Salle Brothers
Location Rochdale Road

Greater Manchester
M24 2GL
53°33′54″N 2°10′59″W / 53.565°N 2.183°W / 53.565; -2.183Coordinates: 53°33′54″N 2°10′59″W / 53.565°N 2.183°W / 53.565; -2.183
Local authority Rochdale
DfE URN 105844 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1035
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Website Cardinal Langley RC High School

The Cardinal Langley Roman Catholic High School is a Roman Catholic secondary school in Middleton, Greater Manchester for ages 11–18. The school is named for Thomas Langley, a 15th-century prelate who hailed from Middleton.


Cardinal Langley school is on Rochdale Road (A664), around one mile from the end of the Middleton spur of the A627(M). Hopwood Hall College and Hopwood Clough Nature Reserve are nearby to the north-west.


Grammar school[edit]

It opened under the supervision of the De La Salle Brothers in September 1959 as a grammar school with the first two years, gradually increasing year by year. The second year students were drawn from existing grammar schools in the area.

In the second year of existence the building work had not been completed and hence students attended on a half day basis. It was administered by Lancashire Education Committee and by 1967 had 780 boys.[citation needed] In 1974, it was taken over by the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale.[citation needed] Since then, the number of De La Salle brothers teaching at the school reduced and by the early 1990s all Lasallian brothers had left.


It became a comprehensive in the late 1970s.[citation needed]

Academic performance[edit]

An Ofsted inspection undertaken on 22 April 2015 judged the school to be "meh", however the school attained "good" in 3 out of 5 inspected areas, including the sixth form college.[1]

It gets GCSE results slightly above average, but at A-level it performs better, receiving the best results in Rochdale LEA.[citation needed]

Notable former pupils[edit]

Cardinal Langley RC Grammar School[edit]

Cardinal Langley RC High School[edit]


  1. ^ OFSTED school profile,; accessed 30 November 2015.

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