Section 10 Consultation

Statutory Consultation for The Brian Clarke Church of England Academy proposed to open in September 2022

Consultation Period: The consultation starts at 12 noon 22nd February 2021 and ends at 12 noon 2nd April 2021 prompt. Please note that where queries are raised in a submission, the Trust will respond.

I would be most grateful if you could spare a few moments to respond to our consultation on the opening of a new secondary school in Oldham by The Cranmer Education Trust.

The Brian Clarke Church of England Academy will be part of The Cranmer Education Trust, a schools’ trust which is based at The Blue Coat School, Oldham, one of the highest-achieving schools in the country.

Our new school is being founded to help meet the need for more secondary school places in the borough, and to provide another great school, like Blue Coat, to increase parental choice. The Brian Clarke CE School will provide an additional 240 places per year, open to and easily accessible for young people across a wide area by bus and tram. Our aim is to open successfully on an easily accessible, town centre site in high quality, light, airy and well-designed buildings, rich with colour, that inspire the whole school community and lift aspirations.

Our mission statement is Ambition, Excellence, Community. We set out to provide excellent education and outstanding schools that will transform the life chances of children and young people, and nurture them to become everything they can be and everything they are meant to be. It is a mission we are passionate about. We want more young people to benefit from this vision and commitment, and we believe we are the right Trust to deliver the best outcomes for young people in Oldham.

I hope that you will be able to respond to the consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.

This Statutory Consultation gives us the opportunity to continue to seek the views of prospective parents, pupils, local community members, other educators and stakeholders, giving them the opportunity to help shape the secondary school so that it meets the needs of the Oldham community. You can also email us at or leave a message on 0845 257 1292.

Please use the pages of this website to explore more about our vision for our new school. Thank you for your interest.

Yours sincerely

Julie Hollis – CEO Cranmer Education Trust

The Brian Clarke Church of England Academy is proud to be part of the Cranmer Education Trust

Cranmer Education Trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity. Company registration number: 07687709. Registered Office: Cranmer Education Trust, c/o Blue Coat School, Egerton Street, Oldham OL1 3SQ