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Feasibility Study on the new Saddleworth School is now available to the public

Existing buildings on the proposed Diggle Site

A Feasibility Study to identify and review the options to identify a new Saddleworth School site is now available to the public.

The Education Funding Agency (EFA) led this study which concluded that the preferred option is to locate a new school building and facilities on the rear of the former WH Shaw Pallets Works in Diggle.

That conclusion is supported by the EFA Saddleworth School and Oldham Council.

Also published today […]

Oldham Council respond to claims over new Saddleworth School decision

Cllr Jim McMahon.

Oldham Council have responded to claims that they are solely responsible for deciding the location of the new Saddleworth School.

Councillor Jim McMahon, Oldham Council Leader, said: “The claim that Oldham Council and Saddleworth School governors are solely responsible for the decision about the new school site is not accurate.”

“The Education Funding Agency (EFA) has been undertaking a feasibility study to review the options available to address the significant need at Saddleworth School.

“The EFA […]

School campaigners claim Oldham Council will decide the location of the new Saddleworth School

New School – campaigners meet Mike Green, EFA Director

Leading Saddleworth Independent Councillors and Saddleworth School campaigners travelled to Coventry recently to present a petition to the Education Funding Agency (EFA) urging the Agency to build the New Saddleworth Secondary School in Uppermill rather than Diggle.

The EFA are currently assessing four sites as options for the location of the new school. The petition, signed by over 3,000 Saddleworth residents and other concerned parties was handed to Mr Mike […]