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Rochdale Observer - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

ITUATED on the bor­der of Old­ham and Rochdale is Cromp­ton House, a Church of Eng­land school which boasts high aca­demic stan­dards and a car­ing ethos. Pupils are given the op­por­tu­nity and en­cour­age­ment to ex­cel in a wide range of sub­jects, in­clud­ing sport, mu­sic and drama.

Chris­tian val­ues are im­por­tant and are re­flected in the school’s ad­mis­sions process, how­ever, de­spite this, the school con­tin­ues to cater for stu­dents of other faiths or no faith.

The school is an in­te­gral part of the com­mu­nity, with many pupils liv­ing within two miles. How­ever, some travel from as far as Sad­dle­worth, Castle­ton and Chad­der­ton, at­tracted by the school’s high stan­dards. in­cor­po­rate the most up-to-date re­sources and teach­ing meth­ods. In terms of exam re­sults, Cromp­ton House con­tin­ues to per­form highly with many Year 11 pupils car­ry­ing on into the school’s sixth form. The class of 2017 stu­dents are head­ing to Ox­ford, Durham, Leeds, York, Sh­effield and many other top uni­ver­si­ties to study medicine, en­gi­neer­ing, ge­ogr­pahy, his­tory, law, math­e­mat­ics and English lit­er­a­ture – among a large range of other cour­ses. Ex­pand­ing on the school’s ethos Mr Karl Newell, head­teacher at Cromp­ton House, said: “Young peo­ple are our fu­ture and we be­lieve it is vi­tal to pre­pare them for the chal­lenges and op­por­tu­ni­ties of the 21st cen­tury.” Young peo­ple are our fu­ture and we be­lieve it is vi­tal to pre­pare them for the chal­lenges and op­por­tu­ni­ties of the 21st cen­tury bands. Groups reg­u­larly play at the Birm­ing­ham Sym­phony Hall at the Na­tional Mu­sic Fes­ti­val finals and en­joy singing at Choral Even­song in York Min­ster and Manch­ester Cathe­dral.

Suc­cess is equally as high in sports where pupils ex­cel at bor­ough, county and na­tional level. The school also boasts a new, flood­light 3G foot­ball pitch.

In drama, many pupils en­joy work­ing to­gether on school mu­si­cal pro­duc­tions and the Shake­speare for Schools Fes­ti­val. The Church of Eng­land com­pre­hen­sive also offers all three stages of the Duke of Ed­in­burgh Award.

At its last in­spec­tion, Of­sted deemed Cromp­ton House ei­ther `Good’ or `Out­stand­ing’ in all ar­eas, say­ing: “The qual­ity of teach­ing is good, stu­dents’ at­ti­tudes to learn­ing are ex­cel­lent and they want to learn.

“Be­hav­iour of stu­dents is out­stand­ing and stu­dents show a real pride in their school.” To de­cide if Cromp­ton House is right for your child, take a look at the open evening on Thurs­day Septem­ber 21. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact the school on 01706 847 451, or visit www.cromp­ton­house.org

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