£160m is being spent over five years (January 2010 – September
2014) to totally transform secondary education in the Borough under
the Building Schools for the Future programme, an investment plan
that will help renew or rebuild every secondary school in the
Under 'Building Schools for the Future':
- Hollingworth Business and Enterprise College, Wardle High and
Falinge Park will be substantially rebuilt.
- Balderstone has been merged with Springhill (becoming
Kingsway Park High) with major rebuilding and remodelling on the
- Middleton Technology, Matthew Moss, Cardinal Langley, Holy
Family and St Cuthbert’s will undergo major
- Brownhill School and Darnhill Pupil Referral Unit are set to be
- There will be minor refurbishment at the Saxon Hall Pupil
- Heywood High School pupils moved to Siddal Moor in 2010 where
major rebuilding and remodelling is proposed.
All schools involved in the programme will receive substantial
ICT funding to deliver cutting edge technology. This investment
also includes Oulder Hill and Redwood Schools which were upgraded
The aim is to deliver hi-tech education that encourages shared
learning. The money invested will come from the Government
with Hollingworth, Wardle and Falinge Park projects being
delivered through the Private Finance Initiative.
Schools in development
Brownhill School, Rochdale.
Cardinal Langley RC High, Middleton.
Darnhill Study Centre, Heywood.
Falinge Park High, Rochdale.
Hollingworth Business and Enterprise College, Rochdale
Holy Family RC and CofE College, Heywood.
Kingsway Park High School, Rochdale.
Matthew Moss High School, Rochdale.
Middleton Technology School, Middleton.
Siddal Moor Sports College, Heywood.
St Cuthbert's RC High, Rochdale.
Wardle High School, Rochdale.
Council’s cabinet has had to consider a number of major
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