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Littlemoss High School

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Closed  2009
DfE URN  106262 Tables
Gender  Boys
Number of students  554
Local authority  Tameside
Type  comprehensive school
Ofsted  Reports
Phone  +44 161 301 5606
Ceased operations  2009
Staff  55
Littlemoss High School

Location  Cryer StreetDroylsdenGreater ManchesterM43 7LFEngland
Address  1 Wayne Cl, Droylsden, Manchester M43 7LQ, UK
Similar  Droylsden Academy, Audensh School, Astley Sports College, Fairfield High School fo, St Damian's RC Scien

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Littlemoss High School for Boys was a Comprehensive school in Littlemoss, Droylsden, Tameside, England. It merged with Droylsden School, Mathematics and Computing College for Girls in September 2009 to become Droylsden Academy.


Prior to the merger it educated about 550 boys and held specialist Business and Enterprise College status.

Littlemoss High School Droylsden

Academic standards

Littlemoss High School | Tameside Directory

The school was under special measures from March 1998 until July 2002.

After their March 2004 inspection Ofsted reported that "This is a good, effective school that has been very successful in improving the areas of weakness identified in the previous report. Very good leadership, together with the significant improvements in teaching and learning and in pupils’ behaviour, has improved standards overall, although standards are still below average." They rated the school Good, point three on a seven point scale.

Awards and mentions

  • Schools Achievement Award and Sportsmark in 2002.
  • Mentioned in Parliament as a member of the Peacemaker Consultation Programme.
  • Notable teachers

    Sarah Joynes was awarded a distinction in the North West Guardian Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School in 2007.

    Woodwork teacher Harry "Bulldog" Johnson achieved national fame in 1979 when he won the jackpot on Littlewoods Pools, receiving a prize of over £750,000. He planned to retire at the end of the school term but died of a heart attack just a few weeks after his win.

    In July 2008, Scienece teacher Chris Hilton disappeared on holiday in the French Alps. His body was discovered 7 months later in February 2009.

    Former German & French teacher Geoff Rees is now part of the rock group The Badgers

    Notable alumni

  • Howard Donald of Take That attended Littlemoss High School between 1979 and 1984.
  • Carl Murphy who received a Royal Humane Society Testimonial in December 2004 for saving a man's life at sea.
  • References

    Littlemoss High School Wikipedia