The New Star Radcliffe Academy

Welcome to the consultation webpage for the new Star Radcliffe Academy


Star Academies in partnership with the Department for Education are consulting on plans for a new secondary school for Radcliffe.

Star Academies is one of the country’s leading education providers, who are successfully operating both primary and secondary schools throughout the UK, including schools across Lancashire and Greater Manchester. Star’s track record of success has led to the Department for Education selecting them to operate the proposed new school. The new school would be a 5-form entry school, for pupils aged 11-16, providing 750 new school places.

The leisure centre facilities currently on the site are planned to be relocated to the new Civic Hub development within Radcliffe town centre. It is planned for Spring Lane School, which currently also uses the site, to relocate to a new location within the local area.

The Proposals

The school would initially open using temporary teaching facilities on the site to accommodate the first cohort of 150 students in September 2024. Separate planning applications are to be submitted for the temporary facilities and the new permanent school. The temporary facilities would be used whilst development of the permanent school is completed. Once completed the sports facilities on the site would be made available for community use outside of school hours.

The new school would be accessed from a new access road created from Spring Lane. A designated pupil-drop off area is included in the proposals adjacent to the main school complex.

It is intended that a planning application for the permanent school proposals will be submitted in September 2023. Subject to planning permission, construction work would commence in spring 2024, with completion planned for summer 2025.


Plans and images of the proposals are available to view/download here:

Have Your Say

We welcome your views on the proposals presented for the new permanent school.

Please let us have your views by completing the on-line questionnaire found here [Link to survey].

Alternatively you can email us at: [email protected]

Or write to us at:

Tetra Tech Planning, 11 York Street, Manchester, M2 2AW

Please note the closing date for receipt of responses is Tuesday 29th August 2023.

Your responses will be reviewed and feedback will be taken into account in the final scheme design.

Any personal information provided as part of this consultation will be managed in accordance with our privacy policy.