St Cuthbert's RC High School

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St Cuthbert's RC High School
Shaw Road

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OL16 4RX

Coordinates53°35′25″N 2°08′21″W / 53.590206°N 2.139071°W / 53.590206; -2.139071Coordinates: 53°35′25″N 2°08′21″W / 53.590206°N 2.139071°W / 53.590206; -2.139071
TypeVoluntary aided school
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Local authorityRochdale Council
Department for Education URN105845 Tables
Head TeacherMr D Shields
Age11 to 16
Enrolment1,091 as of March 2016

St Cuthbert's Roman Catholic High School is a mixed secondary school located in the Thornham area of Rochdale in the English county of Greater Manchester.[1]


St Cuthbert's was founded as Bishop Henshaw School in 1968 and was Rochdale's first Catholic secondary school.[2] It became a middle school when Rochdale adopted the three-tier system. It was extended into a secondary school and renamed St Cuthbert's High School during the late 1980's following the Diocese of Salford's decision to scrap the three-tier system.[3] The school moved into new buildings in January 2014.[4]

Feeder schools[edit]

It is a voluntary aided school administered by Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Salford. The school mainly accepts pupils from Alice Ingham RC Primary School, Holy Family RC Primary School, Sacred Heart RC Primary School, St Gabriel's RC Primary School, St John's RC Primary School, St Mary's RC Primary School, St Patrick's RC Primary School and St Vincent's RC Primary School.[5]


St Cuthbert's RC High School offers GCSEs and BTECs as programmes of study for pupils.

Notable former pupils[edit]

Bishop Henshaw
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  1. ^ "St Cuthbert's Roman Catholic Business and Enterprise College". St Cuthbert's RC High School.
  2. ^ "St Cuthbert's School, Rochdale – Archaeological Desk-based Assessment" (PDF). Oxford Archaeology North. May 2012.
  3. ^ "Great step forward ended in the middle". Manchester Evening News. 18 April 2010.
  4. ^ "Our New School". St Cuthbert's RC High School.
  5. ^ "About Us - St Cuthbert's RC High School". St Cuthbert's RC High School.
  6. ^ a b c "Manchester United youngster Axel Tuanzebe 'born for greatness'". Manchester Evening News. 11 November 2015.

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