Harper Green School

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Harper Green School
Motto Inspire. Believe. Achieve.
Established 1927
Type Community school
Headteacher Mr Gribbon
Location Harper Green Road
Farnworth
Greater Manchester
BL4 0DH
England
Coordinates: 53°33′02″N 2°24′44″W / 53.550478°N 2.412335°W / 53.550478; -2.412335
Local authority Bolton
DfE URN 105257 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1441
Gender unisex
Ages 11–16

On 1st March 2017 Harper Green School Converted into an Academy along with Rivington and Blackrod High School. The school is part of Leverhulme Academy Trust. The school is an 11-16 mixed comprehensive school that serves the kocal community.

Built around a central quad, it became comprehensive in 1982. The school is housed in a mixture of traditional and modern buildings where there are excellent and not so excellent facilities for a wide range of activities and interests. The accommodation facilities include 23 general classrooms, two music rooms, recording studio, theatre, eight ICT rooms, two dance studios, 11 science laboratories and three art and design workshops including specialist facilities for ceramics, printmaking and ICT. The sports facilities include indoor and outdoor tennis courts, large sports hall and gymnasium and extensive playing fields including Astroturf, soccer and hockey pitch. The school is particularly committed to drama and puts on at least two productions a year. It also runs groups after-school studying dance and examination coursework. The school aims to provide a quality learning environment.

The school houses the Alan Ball Sports Hall,[1] as well as the Peter Kay Theatre.[2] In 2006, Peter Kay filmed a music video at Harper Green with the Scottish band Texas.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harper Green School. URL accessed 22 February 2008.
  2. ^ a b School in tribute to comedian. Bolton Evening News, first published 30 June 2006.