Why choose us?

Students at Edgar Wood Academy will benefit from a fresh, modern building accommodating state-of-the-art facilities, including plans for:

  • a multi-use sports hall and high-specification sports pitches
  • a fully-equipped gym
  • industry-standard science labs and apparatus
  • an extensive library and resource centre
  • creative and performing arts suites
  • information technology and computing suites
  • technology rooms and a construction centre

However, we know that a school is more than just a building. It is about the people within it and the opportunities it affords to students. Edgar Wood will provide:

  • a fully committed and motivated staff, dedicated to high standards of teaching, learning and assessment
  • a traditional curriculum, which has a strong focus on the core subjects of maths, English and science, along with a broader range of subjects including humanities, creative and performing arts, technology, PE and IT/computing
  • an inclusive curriculum, meeting the aspirational needs of all students and providing some vocational provision
  • strong pastoral support and high expectations of behaviour and attendance
  • outstanding careers education, information, advice and guidance with links to Rochdale Sixth Form College, one of the highest achieving sixth form colleges in the country
  • an extensive and effective enrichment programme which will develop students’ cultural capital and academic fluency, and foster wider community cohesion
  • regular opportunities for students to participate in active citizenship, such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and National Citizenship Service (NCS), as well as community-based social enterprise, charity and community activities