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Glossopdale Community College
Motto An Exciting Education Is On Your Horizon
Type Community secondary school
Principal Stephen Playford
Chair P. Ryan[1]
Specialism Arts College[2]
Location SK13 7DR
SK13 7DR
England England
LEA Derbyshire
Ofsted number 112957
Gender Mixed
Ages 11 to 18
Houses Cavendish, Lowry and Westwood
Colours House Colors: Green, Orange and Purple Uniform Colors: Black & White (with sun logo)
Coordinates: 53°26′56″N 1°56′58″W / 53.4490°N 1.9495°W / 53.4490; -1.9495

Glossopdale Community College is a secondary school in Glossop, Derbyshire, England.



The school used to be the Glossop Grammar School from the 1920s, being on Talbot Road since 1959, becoming Glossop Comprehensive School in 1965 when it merged with West End Secondary Modern (on Sunlaws Street and Chadwick Street and opened in 1913 as Glossop Independent Council School). These are now sites of the same school.

In 1989, the former Hadfield Comprehensive School on Newshaw Lane in Hadfield (former Castle Secondary Modern school before 1971) merged with the Glossop School to form the Glossopdale School. The Chadwick Street site is next to the St Philip Howard RC School (Glossop's other secondary school) on St Mary's Road.


The school is spread over three sites; Hadfield, Glossop and Talbot House. The youngest students attend Hadfield site on Newshaw Lane, Hadfield. When the students move into year 9 they move to Glossop Site on Talbot Road, Glossop. There is also a Sixth Form College in Talbot House, also situated on Talbot Road. The school is part of a pilot scheme called C3 involving the year 7 and 8 students taking part in a project based curriculum. Glossopdale has also taken part in several teachers' television documentaries. Stephen Playford was appointed as the new principal,he will begin the job in March[2]

Specialist Arts School status

In 2002 the school successfully applied to become a Specialist Arts College.


The students at Glossopdale are split into three Houses; Lowry, Cavendish and Westwood. Cavendish house is represented by the colour green and the house is headed by Mr Minns (legend). The house was named after Henry Cavendish the famous scientist because of his links to Chatsworth. Lowry house is represented by the colour orange and the house is headed by Mr Cooper/Mrs Leckie. The house was named after L. S. Lowry because of his links with the school - the school owned one of his paintings for a number of years[3]. Finally, the third house - Westwood - is represented by the colour purpleand the house is headed by Mrs Osbaldeston. The house was named after Vivienne Westwood as she attended the school. In each house students are split into house groups - 5 for each house at Hadfield site and 10 for each house on Glossop site. Normally siblings are placed in the same houses. In years 7 and 8 students are not placed by friendship group, to encourage mixing of pupils from all the feeder schools. In year 9, the groups are reorganised and the students are given limited guided choice.

Academic performance

It gets average results at GCSE and above average results for A level.



As Glossop Grammar School


  1. ^ Glossopdale Community College. Ofsted (13 December 2007). Retrieved on 2008-05-31.
  2. ^ a b John Steps Down, Glossop Advertiser, 8 August 2008 accessed 30 September 2008
  3. ^ "School_hopes_over_lowry_sale". Manchester Evening News. 2006. Retrieved 2009-04-11.  

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