Kingsway Park High School
Kingsway Park High School is a new Foundation School
that opened in September 2010 for boys and girls aged
The New Foundation School was established by Rochdale Local
Authority to replace Balderstone and Springhill secondary schools
in the south of Rochdale township and is part of the Building
Schools for the Future programme.
The new school was set up in partnership with Middleton
Technology School, the new Rochdale Sixth Form College and the
Local Authority and is planned to become a National Challenge Trust
School shortly after opening. The partnership is already
contributing to the establishment of the new school through sharing
expertise and representation on the temporary governing body. The
priority for the partners is to ensure that the new school has a
clear focus on raising standards of attainment for students.
The first new Year 7 intake is based on the Queen Victoria
Street site (Balderstone) but following the construction of new
building, everyone will eventually be located on Turf Hill Road (on
the site that was Springhill High School).
The new school has opened on a split site
basis using both the predecessor schools. During the
Autumn Term 2011 all the students and staff will consolidate on the
“Balderstone” site so that the new build can start on the
“Springhill” site with the new premises being ready by August
Headteacher appointed for new school
Deborah Ball (pictured) was appointed as
Headteacher of Kingsway Park High School.
Speaking after her appointment, the 47 year old who lives in
Huddersfield said she is absolutely delighted and can’t wait to get
“I feel very privileged that I have been chosen for this
exciting role. It is a great opportunity and I will ensure that
children get the high quality education that they deserve.”