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Building Schools for the Future Programme

​​​£160m is being spent over 5 years from January 2010 up until December 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 borough.

Under the Building Schools for the Future:

  • Hollingworth Academy, Wardle Academy and Falinge Park will be substantially rebuilt.
  • Balderstone has been merged with Springhill (becoming Kingsway Park High) with major rebuilding and remodelling on the Springhill site.
  • Middleton Technology, Matthew Moss, Cardinal Langley, Holy Family and St Cuthbert's will undergo major refurbishment.
  • Brownhill School and Darnhill Pupil Referral Unit are set to be rebuilt.
  • There will be minor refurbishment at the Sax​on Hall Pupil Referral Unit.
  • 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 in 2007.

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.

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Schools in developm​ent

Council r​eports

Throughout the Building Schools for the Future Programme (BSF), the council's cabinet has had to consider a number of major reports: 

The Building Schools for the Future Programme is under review.

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