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Ruby Anstee – Editor
Stuart Littleford – Reporter
Allan Roach – Reporter
George Wilson – Reporter and IT

Past Articles

Headmaster proud after pupils highly commended in engineering awards

Some of the children with their awards

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

The headteacher of a Saddleworth primary school has told Saddleworth News how proud he is of the achievements of his pupils after they were highly commended in a national engineering competition.

Mike Wood, headteacher of Greenfield Primary School, told us that whole school had recently taken part in a fantastic competition by Primary Engineering and were given the task to answer the question ‘If you were an engineer, […]

Greenfield Primary School Summer Fair

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Greenfield Primary School will be holding its Summer Fair on Friday 30 June from 4pm – 7pm.

There will be plenty to see and do on the day including hot food, home baked food, licensed bar, mini arcade with X Box games, displays of martial arts and some adventure based learning activities.

There will also be a shooting range and bungee trampolines.

Tickets are on sale now and are £1.50 per person with under 3 years […]

Greenfield Primary School drop-in session for public views on new build plans

An early architectural impression of the new-build Greenfield Primary School.

Oldham Council is inviting members of the public to give their views on plans to build a new Greenfield Primary School.

Residents, staff and parents are being urged to attend a drop-in session on Thursday, January 14 which will showcase the proposals that aim to boost primary school places in the Saddleworth area.

The local authority is responding to an unprecedented rise in the number of children needing primary […]

Plans approved to increase pupil places at Greenfield Primary School

An early architectural impression of the new-build Greenfield Primary School.

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Work to boost the capacity of a Saddleworth primary school has been given the green light by Oldham Council.

Greenfield Primary School will soon be expanded with the construction of a new two form-entry primary school building.

Oldham Council is responding to an unprecedented rise in the number of children needing primary school places and last year it invested in creating more primary school places across […]

Police confirm Greenfield firearm incident was false alarm

Police have today told Saddleworth News that they have received new information over the report of a man seen with a firearm near to Greenfield Primary School on Tuesday afternoon.

After further enquiries they have now ascertained that the man was in fact a carpet fitter going about his normal business, and was mistakenly believed to have been carrying a firearm.

The school are keen to ensure that all parents are now aware of this fact.

Police are taking no […]

Police investigate reports of man with a firearm near local primary school

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Police were called to reports of a man with a firearm near a Saddleworth primary school yesterday afternoon.

Shortly before 2pm, police received a report that a man was sat in a car on Shaw Street in Greenfield, near to Greenfield Primary School, and that he had a firearm.

Police attended and after investigating, found no evidence of a man with a firearm.

Police have told us that no crimes have been submitted.

Head teacher, Mike Wood, […]

Greenfield Primary School has achieved outstanding results after recently being inspected by Ofsted

Greenfield Primary School, Outstanding – Left to Right: Ruben Thompson, Lewis Maude, Erin Mitchell, Lydia Smith, Mike Wood – Headteacher

Greenfield Primary School has achieved outstanding results after recently being inspected by Ofsted for overall performance.

The school, on Shaw Street in Greenfield, was inspected by Ofsted on 24 and 25 September this year.

Ofsted found that Leadership and Management was Outstanding, Behaviour and Safety of Pupils was Outstanding, Quality of Teaching was Outstanding, Achievement of Pupils was Outstanding, […]

A 9-year-old Saddleworth girl is hailed as a hero for saving young boy from drowning

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Caoimhe with mum Abigail Bown. Photo: Stuart Littleford.

A nine-year-old girl from Saddleworth is being hailed as a hero by her friends and family after jumping into an ice cold canal to save a young boy from drowning.

Caoimhe Preshur, from Greenfield, was on a canal boating holiday with her family and friends when the incident happened as they passed through Sheffield, South Yorkshire.

The 10-year-old boy, a friend who was on holiday with the family, and who […]