Turton High School Media Arts College

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Turton High School Media Arts College
TypeSecondary school
HeadteacherJohn Porteous
LocationBromley Cross Road
Bromley Cross
Bolton

Greater Manchester
BL7 9LT
Local authorityBolton M.B.C.
DfE URN105253
OfstedReports
Students1695
GenderMixed
Ages11–18
Websitewww.tmac.uk.com
 
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Turton High School Media Arts College
TypeSecondary school
HeadteacherJohn Porteous
LocationBromley Cross Road
Bromley Cross
Bolton

Greater Manchester
BL7 9LT
Local authorityBolton M.B.C.
DfE URN105253
OfstedReports
Students1695
GenderMixed
Ages11–18
Websitewww.tmac.uk.com

Coordinates: 53°36′50″N 2°24′46″W / 53.614006°N 2.412712°W / 53.614006; -2.412712

Turton High School Media and Arts College is a mixed comprehensive secondary school and sixth form in Bromley Cross, in the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, Greater Manchester, England.[1]

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History and information

Turton High School.
Main School Building

Tmac (formerly Turton High School) is housed in original 1954 buildings which have since been extensively modified and extended, and is over-subscribed, with two applications per place. Facilities include a community swimming pool and sports hall. The school enjoys sporting success in hockey, netball, soccer, rugby, basketball, tennis, cricket, rounders, badminton, table tennis, volleyball and softball, and also offers dance, gymnastics, swimming, aerobics, outdoor pursuits, canoeing, sailing, rock-climbing, and Cheerleading.[1][not in citation given]

There are junior and senior choirs, a training orchestra and senior orchestra, wind band, brass band, string quartet and wind quartet. Other extra-curricular activities range from chess, technology and computers to drama, discos and writing groups that produce a school magazine and newsletter. Turton High also offers an industrial awareness conference, Young Enterprise, sixth-form debating and a variety of charity events.[1]

Admissions

Re-organised as a comprehensive in 1971, the school is situated in the northern extremity of Bolton in a suburban commuter area.[1]

The school is a designated Media Arts College in partnership with Bolton LEA.[1]

Sixth form

Tmac C1.
Turton Sixth Form Entrance

The Sixth Form at Turton offers over 30 Advanced Level courses and is based in a purpose-built centre with all the facilities you would expect to support a quality learning environment.[2]

In addition to the expected Common Room, ICT facilities and Study Area, the Sixth Form has an all-day Snack Bar, Conference Area, Television Studio, Music facilities and Media Suite.[2]

Students join the Sixth Form from all the schools in the local area and beyond due to the ease of access. Over half of these have not previously attended the main school and it is therefore very much a new start for all those who join.[2]

Awards and achievements

Senior staff

Notable alumni

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Turton High School Media and Arts College. Retrieved 30 November 2009.
  2. ^ a b c Turton Sixth Form. Retrieved on 2 June 2010.

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