|Saddleworth School |
Specialist Language College
|High Street, Uppermill, OL3 6BU, UK Oldham|
+44 (0)1457 872072
Saddleworth School is a secondary, co-educational,
comprehensive school with a nine form entry which caters
for students from eleven to sixteen years of age. Since
September 2002 it has been a Specialist Language College.
It takes children from a large area, primarily from schools
within the Saddleworth area itself. The number of students
on roll in September is expected to be approximately 1290.
Saddleworth School is
situated in pleasant, rural
surroundings in the
village of Uppermill. Its
buildings are linked by
grassy areas, courtyards
and play areas. The
school’s close proximity
to open countryside
opportunities for sports
and leisure activities.
Saddleworth School is committed to encouraging high academic
and personal achievements. We believe that every student has
the right to be secure, happy and successful and we strive to
We are committed to realising these aims by:
- providing a caring and well-ordered environment in school
where teachers and students can work co-operatively in a
climate of mutual respect.
- identifying individual talents and needs, and providing for
maximum development of every individual.
- developing the ability, in all children, to make balanced
judgements, to evaluate, reject and decide for themselves.
- encouraging the personal, social and moral development of
- encouraging parental interest and support in their child’s progress.
- recognising the needs and expectations of the community at large and establishing links with local industry and
- creating a pleasant, satisfying and productive working environment.
- providing opportunities for the personal development of staff.
- providing a broad and balanced curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, intellectual and
physical development of students, as well as preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and
experiences of adult life.
We aim to provide a balanced, broadly based and relevant curriculum. It is designed to be a preparation for the
responsibilities and experiences of adult life and is appropriate to the needs of the individual. Each student is
allocated to a mixed-ability tutor group.
As a Specialist Language College, we are proud to offer enhanced Modern Foreign Languages provision, including
French, German, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.
Saddleworth School offers many extra-curricular activities at lunchtime and
after normal school hours. Our students have every opportunity to participate in
the widest possible range of pursuits to develop their skills and personalities.
Many parents, children from local primary schools and other members of the local
community have greatly enjoyed the performances given by Saddleworth School
students in plays and musicals in recent years.
The school’s drama group meets regularly
and visits are made to local primary schools. Several of our students have found success in
careers in drama after leaving school - and even whilst still at school!
Exchange visits regularly take place with our partner schools in France and Germany. Educational holidays and an
annual skiing holiday also prove extremely popular with many of our students.
There are many sporting activities and the quality of our young sportsmen and women is such that many are
selected to represent their town, county and even country. The school’s teams often dominate in competitions.
Within school many more students enjoy friendly competition in the inter-form activities that take place
throughout the year.
The school is renowned for its musical ability. Building on the local Saddleworth tradition, brass band music
assumes a key role in its achievements. We also have a clarinet choir, wind ensemble, swing band and choir. The
competence of our students in these and other groups is of the highest standard and it is not unusual for individuals
to pursue a musical education or career when they leave school.
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