Welcome to The Brian Clarke Church of England Academy

Cranmer Trust CEO Julie Hollis explains more about our new school. 

Our new school will be an inclusive, co-educational, Church of England secondary school situated in the centre of the town of Oldham, founded to serve students of all faiths and denominations and those of none. We will provide an excellent education to a student population that is aspirational, multi-cultural, multi-faith and multi-talented – a community that is a true microcosm of the borough as a whole.

The Brian Clarke Church of England Academy is part of the Cranmer Education Trust, an education trust based at The Blue Coat School, Oldham.

The purpose of the Cranmer Education Trust is encapsulated in our mission statement: Ambition, Excellence, Community – our mission is to transform the life chances of children and young people through excellent education and outstanding schools and to nurture our pupils to become everything they can be and are meant to be.

This is a mission we are passionate about, and we want more children in our local area to take advantage of our vision.

Our new school is being founded to help meet the need for more secondary school places in the borough and to provide another good school, like The Blue Coat School, to increase parental choice.

By providing an additional 240 places per year, which are open to and easily accessible for young people over a wide area through the public transport network, The Brian Clarke Church of England Academy 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 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