at Sefton Road, Manchester, M27 6JU United Kingdom
The Swinton High School came into existence in September 1988 when Wardley High School and Pendlebury High School merged, forming a single comprehensive school for pupils aged 11 to 16, on one site located half a mile from Swinton town centre.HistoryDuring much of the 20th century the school was known by its original name, Cromwell Road School. In the mid 1930s the school divided into separate secondary schools for boys and girls.The boys' school became known as Cromwell Road Secondary Modern School for Boys was located in the 1930s building which has its entrance on Sefton Road. The girls' school became known as Cromwell Road Secondary Modern School for Girls and was located within the original pre-First World War building on nearby Warwick Street, which runs between Sefton Road and Cromwell Road. The original Warwick Street school provided education for infant, junior and senior pupils. In 1973, the boys' and girls' schools were merged to form a single school for secondary education on the joint Sefton Road/Warwick Street sites and given the name Pendlebury High School.RefurbishmentWhilst the buildings vary considerably in age and appearance, the new Maths Suite, an ICT resource area comprising six Computer Rooms, a Design Technology block and refurbished Art and Library facilities, have all greatly improved the teaching environment. Over five years from 2008, all seven Science Labs have been completely refurbished, in a programme costing over £500,000.Staff development and academic performanceThe school has a staffing complement of 96, full and part-time. There are ten faculty leaders. The school places high emphasis on staff development both for school improvement and personal professional development. There is a successful induction programme for new staff, which has been praised by Ofsted and Investors in People. In January 2012, the school's Ofsted inspection recognised it as a good school.
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