Bridgenorth Drive, Smithy Bridge, Littleborough. OL15 0ES        tel: 01706 378083                                                     Headteacher:  Mrs J George



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This well-regarded school serves a pleasant residential suburb of Rochdale on the edge of the Pennine moors, and is close to the local beauty-spot of Hollingworth Lake Country Park. The original buildings date from 1900, but they have been considerably extended in recent years as the community has grown with the building of new housing developments.

The school became Grant Maintained on 1st April 1993, and is a now a Foundation School where the Governors are the employers of the staff and run the school.

The school has on roll approximately 470 pupils, including those attending the nursery. The full-time pupils are allocated by age into 14 classes, making the school two-form entry. Class sizes average out at 30 pupils.

The school aims to achieve the very highest results possible from its pupils in all age groups. Accordingly, over recent years the school has achieved pupils’ results that are categorised as very high in comparison with the national average for similar schools.


Our School Vision Statement

By being a pupil at Smithy Bridge School we hope you will:

  • become a lifelong learner
  • have a sense of the joy of learning
  • strive for excellence
  • be brave and persevere when you find things difficult
  • value friendship and enjoy the company of others
  • be a ‘joiner’ and be confident to try out new experiences
  • meet new people and do new things
  • be able to respect the feelings, values and beliefs of others
  • aspire to be the best that you can be and have a fulfilling future


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