78% in an independent poll said build Saddleworth School on the existing site in Uppermill
(source: Saddleworth School Poll on Saddleworth News)
90% of those asked are signing our door to door petition
Over 3000 people have signed a door to door petition asking for the EFA and OMBC to build new Saddleworth School on the existing site in Uppermill and it's growing
Come and JOIN THEM
The Education Funding Agency (EFA) Proposal in Diggle
The EFA's proposal in Diggle, known as the "Control Option" is to rebuild Saddleworth School to a predetermined modern modular style on the green fields which abut Huddersfield Road, with a two storey sports block and flood-lit all-weather sports fields, with fencing occupying the remaining green belt areas of the valley.
Please note that the Loom Works industrial site is unaffected by these proposals and will in fact continue operating with the proposed school next door. The School and industrial site will then share the same access road.
The plan shown below illustrates the proposals as presented at the public meeting on the 16th October 2013, in Uppermill. Below this is a picture of Campsmount Technical College, which is the modular style proposed by the EFA.
It should be noted that Campmount Technical College caters for 760 pupils (half the number proposed for the new Saddleworth School) and the proposed new Saddleworth School will be a two AND three storey construction.