Saddleworth School (grid reference ) is a mixed-sex secondary school for 11- to 16-year-olds and is located in Uppermill, in the civil parish of Saddleworth in the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, England. The school contains approximately 1300 students and 80 teachers.
The school grounds are large, and consist of many buildings built over a large period of time. The oldest part, which houses the dining hall and some maths classrooms, is located near the main entrance. The Main block (English, Maths, Languages, Main Hall & Multimedia Resource Centre or the MMRC), Humanities block and Art block are scattered across the school. The Humanities Block connects to the Sports Hall and Gym. Newer parts of the school include the ICT Block, housing two ICT classrooms, and the new Maths Block, housing two maths classrooms. There is also an astroturf pitch, a grass pitch and easy access to the local swimming pool and running track. The school is due to have a new building, possibly in Diggle, within the next year, unless there are delays.
It is a specialist language college and receives good results at GCSE, often above the national average. The school was considering moving to a new site but this was stopped at the last moment due to the BSF scheme being decreased in size.
Extra Curricular Activities
Saddleworth School offers a very wide variety of activities, from sports (such as football, netball, cross-country, cricket and rounders) to arts and science.
- Mike Ford: Former Great Britain RLFC, Oldham Roughyeds RLFC, Castleford (Tigers) RLFC Scrum/Halfback.(1987-1998) & Defensive Coach for Ireland RFU & England RFU. Currently Coach at Bath RFU.
Notable Former Teachers
- Phil Larder: Head of P.E. - former Oldham Roughyeds RLFC, Broughton Park and Sale Sharks player and England RFU coach.
- Wilson, Andy (22 March 2003), "Ford mends the defensive gap", The Guardian, retrieved 20 April 2014
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