Turton School

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Turton School
Type Community school
Headteacher Ms S Gorse
Location Bromley Cross Road
Bromley Cross
Greater Manchester
Coordinates: 53°36′50″N 2°24′46″W / 53.614006°N 2.412712°W / 53.614006; -2.412712
Local authority Bolton
DfE URN 105253 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1695
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Website www.turton.uk.com

Turton School is a mixed comprehensive secondary school and sixth form in Bromley Cross, in the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, Greater Manchester, England.[1]

History and information[edit]

Turton High School.
Main School Building

The school is housed in original 1954 buildings which have since been extensively modified and extended, and is over-subscribed, with two applications per place. Facilities include a community swimming pool and sports hall. The school enjoys sporting success in hockey, netball, soccer, rugby, basketball, tennis, cricket, rounders, badminton, table tennis, volleyball and softball, and also offers dance, gymnastics, swimming, aerobics.[1][not in citation given]

There are junior and senior choirs, a training orchestra and senior orchestra, wind band, flute choir, brass band, string quartet and wind quartet. Other extra-curricular activities range from chess, technology and computers to drama and writing groups that produce a school magazine and newsletter. Turton High also offers an industrial awareness conference, Young Enterprise, sixth-form debating and a variety of charity events.[1]


Re-organised as a comprehensive in 1971, the school is situated in the northern extremity of Bolton in a suburban commuter area.[1]

Sixth form[edit]

Tmac C1.
Turton Sixth Form Entrance

The Sixth Form at Turton offers over 30 Advanced Level courses and is based in a purpose-built centre with all the facilities you would expect to support a quality learning environment.[2]

In addition to the expected Common Room, ICT facilities and Study Area, the Sixth Form has an all-day Snack Bar, Conference Area, Television Studio, Music facilities and Media Suite.[2]

Students join the Sixth Form from all the schools in the local area and beyond due to the ease of access. Over half of these have not previously attended the main school and it is therefore very much a new start for all those who join.[2]

Awards and achievements[edit]

  • Awarded Healthy School status in March 2007
  • The latest Ofsted report states:

    "Standards are well above average and rising, as a result of good teaching and teachers' effective use of data to set targets"

  • Teachernet school achievement award winner
  • FA charter standard school

Senior staff[edit]

  • Headteacher: Ms S. Gorse
  • Deputy Headteachers: Mrs C. Bach. Mrs U M Hodgson
  • Director of Sixth Form: Mr P. Tiltman
  • Assistant Headteacher: Kelly Leonard Ms C Baily

Notable Alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Turton School. Retrieved 30 November 2009.
  2. ^ a b c Turton Sixth Form. Retrieved on 2 June 2010.

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