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Crompton House Church of England School

Crompton House Church of England School

Categories: Schools, Schools - Secondary

Address: Rochdale Road, Shaw, Oldham, Lancashire, OL2 7HS

Landline: 01706 8... Landline: 01706 8...
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 Website: www.crompton-house.oldham.sch.uk
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WELCOME Crompton House. We are a Church of England secondary school situated on the borders of Oldham and Rochdale with stunning views over the Pennine hills. We have 1000 pupils in the main school, and a further 320 in the Sixth Form drawn from over 40 primary schools in Oldham and Rochdale.

ABOUT US We are a Church of England community and our Christian values support all we do. We have high ideals, show respect to others, and promote tolerance and forgiveness. Our faith is demonstrated in our actions round the school, in our worship in assemblies and prayers and in our termly communion services.

WE CARE At Crompton House every person has a responsibility to show love and caring for all members of the school and wider community. From holding doors open to supporting charities, caring can be seen all round the school. Crompton House has a reputation for high levels of achievement whether in the classroom, in the concert hall, on the stage or in the sporting arena.

OUR HERITAGE Crompton House was founded in 1926 with just one class of 26 pupils. It was the gift of the Crompton family who were local mill owners. The original family house, built in 1710, now houses the administration and reception areas. Over the years the school has grown in numbers and a variety of buildings have been added. The latest additions have been the Selwyn Block and the Sports Hall, and a 3G football pitch is about to transform our "all-weather" pitch. In 2012 the school successfully applied to have Academy status. As a Church of England school our Year 7 admissions policy puts attendance at an Anglican Church as a high priority. Pupils from other denominations and faiths also attend the school. Two thirds of our pupils live within 2 miles of the school.

OUR ACTIVITIES Over 200 pupils each year participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme in Years 9, 10 and 12. As well as a wide range of clubs before and after school and at lunchtimes there is a wide variety of excursions, field trips, and holidays involving hundreds of children. The school, pupils and staff, are committed to service and charity. Each year we raise thousands of pounds for a wide variety of charities through non-uniform days, cake sales, head shaves, leg waxes and many more. Our pupils and staff work with pupils from local primary schools with a Junior Orchestra (weekly), inter-school primary sports (fortnightly), Maths Masterclasses (6 a year), Theatre in Education, Arts projects, as well as having strong links with the local Rotary Club. In a recent survey 1 in 6 pupils were helping in youth organisations in their local community. The school is particularly proud of its musical achievements. It has choirs, a brass ensemble, swing band, and orchestras, all of high standards, which have developed strong reputations in the local and wider areas. In recent years the choir has sung at York Minster, Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham Cathedrals, and Westminster Abbey. In the past nine years 14 of our music groups have reached the NFMY Finals at Birmingham's prestigious Symphony Hall, with the highlight being the Orchestra playing at the Schools Prom at the Royal Albert Hall. The school's drama productions are always of a high standard and the most recent productions include "Romeo and Juliet", "Annie", "The Crucible", "Macbeth", "Les Miserables", "A Midsummer Night's Dream", "The Wiz", "Bugsy Malone", "Oh, What a Lovely War", "Grease", "Dazzle", "Return To The Forbidden Planet". "Oliver" and "The Little Shop of Horrors". The school has performed "Anthony & Cleopatra", "Othello", "MacBeth", "Much Ado About Nothing" and "King Lear" in the National School's Shakespeare Festival at professional theatres and a Dance Spectacular takes place every year for three evenings.

OUR SPORT Sport also stays an important part of the school's life with success in many areas. In recent years the school's athletes have won the borough championships for cross-country and athletics as well as many other trophies for football, netball, golf, rounders, tennis, volleyball and swimming. Our most recent award was in March 2014 when our girls became the National U-16 Water Polo Champions.

OUR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT For many years, the results achieved by students at Crompton House have been consistently very high with typically 90% of Year 11 students achieving 5 or more GCSEs at C or above, and around 80% achieving 5A* - C including Maths and English. In 2013, our results took a dip and during the current academic year we have worked relentlessly to achieve results that the school has become renowned for. We are confident that the results this year will show a marked improvement. At A Level our pass rate has always been above 99% and the vast majority of our sixth form students continue their studies at degree level including many at Russell Group universities.

Our Curriculum
The curriculum is arranged into five teams, each with a Curriculum Team Leader and a number of Heads of Subject.
Maths, Business and ICT,
English and MFL,
Science and Technology,
Humanities,
Arts and PE
From September 2014 most pupils in Years 7 and 8 will follow a broad, traditional curriculum. Year 9 pupils have made their options choices within pathways and start their GCSE studies in September 2014. The decision to bring options in to Year 9 was made to maintain the variety of courses studied whilst at the same time increasing the number of pupils following English Baccalaureate subjects. Pupils in Years 10 and 11 will be studying GCSE core and options subjects.
During the past year data, monitoring, intervention and assessment systems have improved considerably, with regular ½ termly progress spreadsheets for staff use.


Our Pupils
In 2012 OFSTED reported that behaviour and safety are outstanding. Standards of discipline and uniform are high. The school council, house representatives, and the Year 7 Service Award, Year 8 Ambassadors, and Pupil Panels for staff interviews and all examples of how the school listens to the pupils.
The four houses (Crompton, Cocker, Ridley and Ormerod) were named after the original benefactors of the school. Each house has ten "vertical" tutor groups with approximately 6 pupils from each of the 5 years in the main part of the school. The House system permeates many aspects of school life and generates a healthy competitive spirit. The Heads of House, and their assistants, are located in the student support Hub which also deals with pastoral, medical, attendance, lost property and phone calls home.

OUR SIXTH FORM
The Crompton House Sixth Form consists of 320 pupils from Crompton House and other local schools. We offer a range of A Level and other vocational courses, and admission to our sixth Form is irrespective of faith. The students have their own management team who are responsible for the charity and social aspects of sixth form life. Many of the sixth form have whole school and subjects roles and contribute to Open Evenings, assemblies and newsletters. The Sixth Form is lead by a Head of Sixth Form with a team of Academic Tutors who specialise according to the anticipated destinations of the students. The recently modernised Sixth Form Centre was designed with the help of the students and funded in part by the PTFA.

Our Parents
We are very lucky to have immensely supportive parents who eagerly act on advice and ideas from staff. A committed Parents Teachers and Friends Association works with the school in many ways, not least in fund-raising for improvements. One parent is quoted in the 2012 OFSTED as saying Crompton House "is what truly comprehensive education is all about, challenge, experience and community."

Our Staff
Our teaching and support staff are professionals committed to the values of the school. They support the pupils in so many ways, both in and out of the classroom. Because of their hard work and dedication the school offers a large number of extra-curricular activities and trips which all add to the experience and successes of our pupils whilst at Crompton House.

Our Governors
The governing body is dedicated and supportive and is drawn from a range of backgrounds. Each governor is linked to a Curriculum Team and meets with the Curriculum Team Leader each term.

Our School
Crompton House is a happy and rewarding place to work. We have high expectations and the pace of life is always busy. Our school is based on traditional values, whilst embracing the challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century.

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