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“As most of you will understand, finding the funds for something out the blue can be difficult. Between us we need to take every last bit of stress away from my sister.

These proposals would be the subject of a further public consultation after any planning consent has been granted and would be carried out in 2016 under Oldham Council’s responsibility as a Highways Authority.

Surveys indicated that there may be poor ground conditions in some areas of the existing school site which would have increased the complexity of the build and the costs were projected to be significantly higher for both options reviewed for this location.

What is the pupil:teacher ratio at Saddleworth School and how does it compare to the national average?

What will happen to the clock tower building since it’s not part of the school development? The Council are keen to bring this property back into use. The Council have already discussed the building with a number of funders and end users and are keen to obtain further feedback from the local community.

“For me, personally, it made me very proud to have been part of the Saddleworth community for as long as I have and to have had the privilege of a career in teaching.”

Issuing the new Environmental Statement means the public will also be able to comment again on the school application (A) during that time. Any comments already received by the Planning Department will still be taken into consideration and do not need to be resubmitted.

Police say there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and a report is being prepared for the coroner.

How many children have been on the school roll in recent years?

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What proportion of pupils are classed as persistant absentees (missing 15% or more of all sessions).

In 2015, the most recent results available, 63% of pupils at Saddleworth School gained at least 5 A* to C grade GCSES including English and Maths. Nationally 57.1% of pupils achieved this.

The panel also found that she browsed the internet for her personal use when she would have been teaching and behaved inappropriately during lessons by allowing pupils to use mobile phones and iPods, and showing inappropriate videos.

What sports facilities will be provided at the school? Internally there will be a new four-court sports hall, fitness suite and activity studios along with a range of changing facilities. Externally a new artificial all-weather pitch and enclosure will be provided as a direct replacement for the current facility in Uppermill. Additionally there will be a grass football pitch, a 100 metre running track and field events area for long jump, shot putt etc.

Oldham Council is looking to acquire part of the former WH Shaw Pallet site by way of a land swap using the existing Saddleworth School site to ensure best value for money. Given current valuations this would provide a capital receipt which would then be used to fund highways improvement works in Diggle.

What proportion of children, with different levels of attainment at the end of primary school, reach the level of attainment expected of them in Maths by the end of secondary school?

The moving service itself was filled with glowing accolades to Tyrese from family and friends and emotional singing from his family and Saddleworth School choir with a rendition of “Wings” by Birdy.

Due to number of reforms to GSCE reporting introduced by the government in 2014, such as the exclusion of iGCSE examination results, the official school performance data may not accurately report a school’s full results. For more information, please see About and refer to the section, ‘Why does a school show 0% on its GSCE data dial? In many affected cases, the Average Point Score will also display LOW SCORE as points for iGCSEs and resits are not included.

The surface water runoff from the site will be reduced by 50% to reduce the potential risk of any flooding downstream (or potential backing up upstream) by providing attenuation and storage within the site.  There will also be a new surface water drainage system designed to the current standards and a new foul drainage system which will discharge to the existing combined sewer.

Maintaining an operational school within and around a construction site would provide a challenge in terms of noise, dust and loss of facilities resulting in significant disruption to the school and consequential detrimental effect on the education of the students for a substantial period of time.

What happens if a Judicial Review is lodged? This will be addressed in an appropriate manner at that time.

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“Any donation how ever small will be truly appreciated and will all go towards giving our li’l’ man one last beautiful day.  We just want to have nice memories of a day that will be etched in all our lives for ever and ever.”

“Ms Reynolds singularly failed to act as a role model to her pupils. Her behaviour represents a serious departure from the personal and professional conduct elements of the Teaching Standards and was misconduct which would seriously affect the education and/or wellbeing of pupils and there is no evidence to suggest that this risk is not ongoing.”

But they added: “Following an incident in September 2010 relating to Ms Reynolds putting wholly inappropriate and offensive material on Facebook, further complaints were made against her in January and March 2011 relating to her conduct towards pupils at the school and her general behaviour.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

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Mourners were invited to join family and friends at St Anne’s rugby club, Oldham, in a celebration of his life.

In 2014/15, the most recent full school year, 5.1% of half day sessions were missed. Nationally, secondary school pupils missed 5.3% of sessions.

Statutory consultation will also be carried out by the Planning Authority, Oldham Council, once the planning application has been submitted.

Is there a risk of flooding from either Diggle Brook or the nearby Huddersfield Canal? In January 2010, Oldham Council commissioned JBA Consulting to produce a Hybrid Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA).

How does the % of boys and girls at Saddleworth School getting 5 A* to C GCSEs including English and Maths compare to the national average?


That means that a new 21-day statutory consultation will take place enabling the public to comment on the demolition, listed building and parental drop-off applications (B, C and D above) during week commencing December 21. 

Rob Irvine was appointed editor-in-chief of MEN Media and Trinity Mirror Huddersfield in April 2012.

Pupil characteristics - what percentage of pupils are in different groups and how does this compare to the national average?

What type of school is Saddleworth School and what are the admission criteria?

Was a replacement school on the existing Saddleworth School site considered? The construction of a replacement Saddleworth School on the existing Uppermill site was always an option and was fully considered.

Are there now no plans to try and develop the green fields at the frontage of the former WH Shaw Pallet Works site for a school? The proposal is to redevelop the land to the rear of the former WH Shaw Pallet Works site with the adjacent green field site being used as playing fields. Therefore, the previous option to build the new school on the frontage fields immediately adjacent to Huddersfield Road is no longer being pursued. 

The Hybrid Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) report itself acknowledged that “all development proposals should look at opportunities to incorporate Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS) to reduce the risk of surface water flooding (Sustainability Appraisal indicator). Surface water runoff from these sites should not increase as a result of development and not discharge into the combined sewer system.”