Audenshaw School

Audenshaw School

Audenshaw School, formerly Audenshaw Grammar School, is a formerly all-boys secondary school in the town of Audenshaw, part of the Borough of Tameside (in Manchester, England). It now also has a sixth form which takes both boys and girls. The school coat of arms is based on the Audenshaw Coat of Arms.

The current headmaster is Mr. Turner, who succeeded Mr. A. A. Crompton, who retarded at Easter 2005. Mr. Turner has taught and been headmaster at several other schools, the most recent being Golborn High School in Wigan.

Audenshaw School were the winners of the first 15 to 1 schools series in 1999.


Audenshaw Grammar School for Boys was opened on 29 July 1932. John Lord was the first headmaster, with just 300 boys as pupils. He was followed by Ronald I. Porter (1955-1961), then Kenneth D. Exley (1961-1979).

The next headmaster was Graham Locke OBE (1981-1994), after whom the school's sports hall is named. Graham Locke received his OBE for his efforts in making Audenshaw one of the country's first grant-maintained schools and for services to the community.

Alan Crompton was headmaster from 1994 to 2005, when he retired and was succeeded by the current headmaster. Alan Crompton had two "Outstanding" Ofsted reports, taking the school into the "best of the best" list published by Ofsted in 2004.

Chair of Governors is Terry Hall MBE (1988 - present day). He received the MBE for Services to Education 1997. Along with Graham Locke, he led the school to GM status and more recently to Foundation status. He is the founder Member of the Grant Maintained Standing Advisory Committee (GMSAC). Audenshaw is no longer a grammar school. There are around 1232 boys and over 100 girls (in the sixth form).

Noted alumni


* Eric Evans (1930s), captained England's rugby team
* Dean Schofield plays professional rugby for Sale Sharks and England Saracens (England A)
* Danny Hall, plays professional football for Chesterfield
* James Tunnicliffe, plays professional football for Stockport County
* Danny Glover plays professional football for Port Vale


* Mark Hunter, MP for Cheadle since 2005
* Mick Hucknall, lead singer in 'Simply Red'
* Sir Ralph Riley, leading botanist and geneticist (b. 23 October 1924 d. 27 August 1999)

Television Quiz Show Success

In 1999, Audenshaw School was victorious on the inaugural (and only) schools series of Channel 4's daytime quiz show Fifteen to One. Audenshaw triumphed to become, in the words of the host William G. Stewart, "United Kingdom schools quiz champions".

The Audit

The Audit is the name of the Audenshaw's school magazine. The name is based on the name of the school: Audenshaw School - Audit. It has been running since 1998, when it was set up by the pupil Ian Adderley, who ran it until 2005. Originally it was printed in black and white A4 format, but it is now in A5 with a colour front and back cover and plans to extend colour to the rest of the magazine.

The magazine's website can be found at [] .

Sixth Form Journal

Since September 2006 the Sixth Form has its own magazine; The Sixth Form Journal. The magazine was set up after an article for 'The Audit' was deemed inappropriate for younger pupils. The current editor of the journal is Andrew Hulme, who famousfor his bad choice of shirts and ties.

External links

* [ Audenshaw School Website]


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