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