New building plans revealed!

We are pleased to reveal both the proposed site and the exciting designs and plans for the home of the new Brian Clarke Church of England Academy, part of the Cranmer Education Trust (CET). The CET also includes the Blue Coat School in Oldham as well as St Georges and Mayfield Primary Schools, also in Oldham, and St Anne’s CE Academy in Middleton.

Our new school will be situated on an easily accessible, town centre site on Booth Street, formally occupied by a Sainsburys supermarket (now demolished).

In its place will rise a unique, high quality, light, airy and well-designed building, rich with colour, that inspire the whole school community and lift aspirations.

It is our ambition that the building will include an original and unique stained-glass window, designed and produced by our patron Brian Clarke. This will celebrate our vision and values, shining light into learning and out into the community.

By providing an additional 240 places per year from September 2022, we will provide parents with a new and different choice of a school in a high-achieving trust which has served the town for over 180 years. The school will be easily accessible for young people over a wide geographic area utilising the current public transport network.

Cranmer Education Trust CEO Julie Hollis said:

‘We are very excited to announce our proposed site and also let the people of the borough take a look at these impressive images and plans. We are so pleased to be working with Oldham based contractors Willmott Dixon and we anticipate a whole range of events and opportunities for those interested in the Brian Clarke CE Academy to learn much more about the new school”.

You can view the design and site plans and download a copy of the full architect “design and access statement” by clicking here.

The main entrance for the new Brian Clarke Church of England Academy


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