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Past Articles

Saddleworth Independent Councillors to petition Oldham Council and EFA to build new Saddleworth School in Uppermill

Cllr Mike Buckley

Cllr Rob Knotts (left) and Cllr Nikki Kirkham (right)

Early in the Summer the Government’s Educational Funding Agency (EFA) announced it would make a decision on the site of the new Saddleworth Secondary School and that an announcement was expected in the Autumn.

Saddleworth Independent Councillors Nikki Kirkham, Mike Buckley, Rob Knotts, Lesley Brown and Lesley Schofield have now written to the EFA chief executive requesting that the wishes of local Saddleworth people are fully […]

Little hope of new Saddleworth School being built at back of proposed Diggle site after ‘positive meeting’

Saddleworth School

Saddleworth News understands there is little hope of the new Saddleworth School being built at the back of the proposed Diggle site.

After a meeting to discuss the project, Councillor Amanda Chadderton, Cabinet Member for Education, Employment and Skills, said: “I met with David Laws and the EFA yesterday with Debbie Abrahams, Oldham East and Saddleworth MP. This was a very positive meeting.

“We discussed the proposed Diggle site and reaffirmed our commitment to finding the best […]

Debbie Abrahams MP set to meet Education Minister about Saddleworth School

Debbie Abrahams MP

Debbie Abrahams, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, has arranged a meeting with Education Minister David Laws to discuss the future of Saddleworth School.

Debbie said: “I was in Diggle last week talking to residents about the proposed new Saddleworth School. The overwhelming response from those I spoke to was support for the new school.

“They recognised, as I do, the need for a new school fit for the 21st century. But they have genuine […]