Oulder Hill Community School

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Oulder Hill Community School
Coordinates53°37′03″N 2°11′14″W / 53.6176°N 2.1873°W / 53.6176; -2.1873Coordinates: 53°37′03″N 2°11′14″W / 53.6176°N 2.1873°W / 53.6176; -2.1873
TypeComprehensive Community School
Local authorityRochdale
Department for Education URN105840 Tables
Age11 to 16
Enrolment1,175 [1]

Oulder Hill Community School High School is a mixed comprehensive community secondary school for 11- to 16-year-olds, located in Rochdale in the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England.


In 2003 the school merged with Rydings Special School, a local school for children with disabilities. The merger required a complete reconstruction of the school, which began in 2005 and finished in 2008, and involved the redevelopment of the current site as well as an entirely new building being built on the former playing fields and tennis courts. The Oulder Hill School building remains with the same name and Rydings Special School has been named Redwood Secondary school. The building is now owned by OPERON and the school pays £1 million a year to rent the school from 6am to 6pm.

Once a thriving part of the school, Oulder Hill's sixth form began to decline from the year 2000 onwards. The sixth form closed to new students when Rochdale Sixth Form College opened in September 2010. At the time of closure the sixth form had about 150 students, down from over 600 when it was first established.

International links[edit]

Oulder Hill has links with schools in Rome, Italy (Liceo Luciano Manara), Northern Ireland, Germany and Spain.

Notable former pupils[edit]


  1. ^ England. "EduBase - Oulder Hill Community School and Language College". Education.gov.uk. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
  2. ^ "Oulder Hill Community School and Language College". Rochdale Online. 3 February 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  3. ^ Taylor, Paul (4 March 2014). "Lisa Stansfield: Why I shed a tear for Rochdale". Cheshire Life. Retrieved 7 January 2017.

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