Royton and Crompton School is bigger than the average-sized secondary school, with the majority of students being of White British heritage and speaking English as their first language. The proportion of students known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for those students known to be children of service families, eligible for free school meals or looked after by the local authority, is above average. The proportions of students supported by school action, school action plus or who have a statement of special educational needs are broadly average. A number of students in Years 10 and 11 study vocational and personal development subjects at local off-site learning and skills providers: Groundwork, Kickstart, Youth Inclusion Project, OASIS, Reflections, The Oldham College, and Teens and Toddlers. Since the previous inspection significant changes to the school’s leadership have occurred. The school currently has an acting headteacher, with a permanent headteacher expected to be in place from January 2014. The school has Investors in People, Healthy Schools, Achievement for All, Specialist Schools Trust, Eco Schools and Arts College England awards. The school meets the government’s current floor standards for attainment and progress.