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North Chadderton School is a mixed gender comprehensive school and sixth form for 11–18 year olds, located in Chadderton, in the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, Greater Manchester, England. It has recently been given the specialist status as a Business and Enterprise College.
The range of academic years correspond to ages from 11 to 18. The school is exceeding the designed capacity. It is situated on the B6195, not far from the A627(M) in Chadderton Folds and opposite the St Matthew's church near Chadderton Hall Park.
North Chadderton County Secondary School was a secondary modern school, which was split into girls' and boys' sections. South Chadderton County Secondary School, another secondary modern, was on Butterworth Lane.
Chadderton Grammar School on Broadway, a mixed school, was officially opened in October 1930 by David Lindsay, 27th Earl of Crawford. It was for 300 pupils from Chadderton, Failsworth, Royton and Crompton. Extensions to the school were opened in September 1935. By 1950 it had 700 boys and girls, 800 by 1954, and 900 by 1958. In 1957 it was decided to split the school into two single sex schools. In 1959, the boys left for the new grammar technical school, and the girls stayed at the old site. Parents protested about the move. Chadderton Grammar School for Boys was on Chadderton Hall Road, and concentrated more on science and maths. It had around 600 boys.
In 1974, the school's administration moved from the Lancashire Education Committee to Oldham MBC, and secondary schools were re-organised in September 1975 and the school became a comprehensive mixed school. The lower school on Broadway of the North Chadderton secondary modern school was merged with the school.
Students follow the UK National Curriculum. Key Stage 4 (GCSE) examinations are taken during Years 9, 10 and 11. Most students leaving the Sixth Form go on to study at universities within the UK. Some students gain places at other universities in the European Union. A wide range of subjects is offered, including IT, psychology and chemistry.
North Chadderton has its own 6th form with the majority of pupils former students at the compulsory level (years 7-11).
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