|Balderstone Technology College|
|Queen Victoria Street|
Balderstone , Greater Manchester , OL11 2HJ
|School type|| Grammar School |
|Motto||"Dare and you will prevail"|
(as Rochdale Grammar School for Boys)
|Closed||31 August 2010|
|Local authority||Rochdale MBC|
|Department for Education URN||105836 Tables|
|Headteacher||Mr Paul Wright|
Mr Nigel Jepson
|Number of students||785|
|Former name||Rochdale Grammar School & Balderstone Community School|
Balderstone Technology College was a school in the Balderstone district of the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale in Greater Manchester, England. The school closed 31 August 2010 as a result of the Building Schools for the Future program. The school merged with Springhill High School and formed a new school called Kingsway Park High School. The Building will be used to host Kingsway Park High School until 2012 when a new building will be built on the former Springhill High School site, Turfhill Road.
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