Welcome to The Oldham Academy North!
I believe that education is about blending excellent educational outcomes and experiences that enable students to make informed life choices.
In May 2016 we achieved a ‘Good’ Ofsted judgement with outstanding Personal Development and Wellbeing. I am very proud of this and we are now heading towards outstanding.
We are currently in the top 10% of schools nationally for pupil progress and are celebrating record Progress 8 figures of +0.51 (subject to validation). This means that our students achieve on average ½ GCSE grade higher at ‘TOAN’ then their peers nationally with similar starting points.
15% of the class of 2016 achieved at least 3 A*-A at GCSE, a record figure. Many left with 8, 9, 10 and even 11 A*-A !
Our 20 million pound state of the art building is light and spacious with a stimulating learning environment. Our Futures Programme has been recognised nationally as being exemplary practice whereby we provide 12 ‘experiences’ for each year group every year. Students graduate (yes, mortar boards, scrolls and gowns for all!) from the programme every year with a first, second or third class ‘honours’.
Finally, our 3 year partnership with Manchester United Foundation enables us to work with a global sporting institution and in partnership, provide mentoring, coaching, support and practical experiences for all of our young people.
This is an exciting time for TOAN and I look forward to seeing you soon.
Thank you for visiting, please look around our website and do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information.
Martin Knowles BSc (Hons) PGCE NPQH Future Leader Graduate
Our ethos and values are ‘Believe, Create, Innovate, Achieve’.
Our Academy believes in a single-minded and heartfelt purpose: to ensure that all students achieve academic
and personal success.
Our teaching is innovative, collaborative and inspirational, and when our students graduate, they are enthusiastic, independent learners with ambition, resilience and excellent academic qualifications.
The Oldham Academy North is a true learning organisation, in which we are determined to create continual improvement and where excellence is expected of all.
- We believe that everyone can succeed. We provide support and challenge for all to fulfil their potential.
- We create learning environments, experiences and opportunities that develop the whole individual.
- We innovate to keep apace with the ever changing world and ensure our students are equipped with the skills and character traits necessary to be successful global citizens.
- We achieve because we never stand still and are relentless in our pursuit of excellence.
These values permeate our work and represent the five year journey our student’s experience.
Please have a look around our website and if you wish to visit us please contact us via phone, the email address below or pop in. You are always welcome!