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Cardinal Langley Roman Catholic High School

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Established  1959
Religion  Roman Catholic
Founders  De La Salle Brothers
Number of students  1,035
Founder  De La Salle Brothers
Type  Voluntary aided school
Headteacher  Mr A Bridson
Phone  +44 161 643 4009
Founded  1959
Location  Rochdale Road Stanycliffe Middleton Greater Manchester M24 2GL England
Address  1 Rochdale Rd, Middleton, Manchester M24 2GL, UK
Local authority  Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council
Similar  Middleton Technolo School, FPHS (Falinge Park High, Saint Anne's Academy, Matthew Moss High School, Siddal Moor Sports Co

The Cardinal Langley Roman Catholic High School is a Roman Catholic secondary school in Middleton, Greater Manchester for ages 11–18. The school is named for Thomas Langley, a 15th-century prelate who hailed from Middleton.



Cardinal Langley school is on Rochdale Road (A664), around one mile from the end of the Middleton spur of the A627(M). Hopwood Hall College and Hopwood Clough Nature Reserve are nearby to the north-west.

Grammar school

It opened under the supervision of the De La Salle Brothers in September 1959 as a grammar school with the first two years, gradually increasing year by year. The second year students were drawn from existing grammar schools in the area.

In the second year of existence the building work had not been completed and hence students attended on a half day basis. It was administered by Lancashire Education Committee and by 1967 had 780 boys. In 1974, it was taken over by the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale. Since then, the number of De La Salle brothers teaching at the school reduced and by the early 1990s all Lasallian brothers had left.


It became a comprehensive in the late 1970s.

Academic performance

An Ofsted inspection undertaken on 22 April 2015 judged the school to be "Requires Improvement", however the school attained "good" in 3 out of 5 inspected areas, including the sixth form college.

It gets GCSE results slightly above average, but at A-level it performs better, receiving the best results in Rochdale LEA.

Cardinal Langley RC Grammar School

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  • References

    Cardinal Langley Roman Catholic High School Wikipedia

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