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Educating Greater Manchester returns for two more series

In a first for the Bafta-award winning series, the cameras are returning to the same school

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In a first for the Bafta-award winning series, the cameras are returning to the same school

TV cameras will be returning to Harrop Fold school in Manchester for a second – and third – series of Educating Greater Manchester.

It is the first time that the Bafta award-winning Educating... series has returned to a school. Previous series have been filmed in Essex, Yorkshire, London and Cardiff.

Drew Povey, head of Harrop Fold, announced that the 772-pupil Salford school will be back on our screens in a tweet that has already been liked at least 1,300 times.


Ladies and gentlemen - we are delighted to announce series 2...oh and series 3, of Educating coming soon!#TeamHarropOnTheTelly  #WeAreBack

— Drew Povey (@drewpovey) January 24, 2018


And fans were delighted.


@drewpovey @BehaviourPovey @HarropFold @Andy_Smith99 What brilliant news! So many congratulations to you all - I guess the next phase of hard work starts here ... leaders from across the spectrum need to tune in and enjoy! #integrity #leadership #culture

— Fiona Booth (@fionaboothHT) January 24, 2018


Absolutely over the moon. Love #HarropFold and love #TeamPovey. Can't wait to watch all the new stories #3amigos #Salford #Manchesteronelove

— maria herbert (@marellie) January 24, 2018


@drewpovey Best news ever. Can't wait to see you all back again. Almost makes me want to go back to teaching myself.

— David Hamilton (@WireWolfHD) January 24, 2018

Viewers of last term’s series saw how the school’s staff and pupils dealt with the aftermath of the Manchester Arena attack, mobile phones in class and funding cuts.

Now Channel 4 has said it has commissioned 16 more one-hour episodes to be filmed across the school year.

Nick Mirksy, head of documentaries at Channel 4, said: “It’s fantastic to be returning to Harrop Fold. It is an extraordinary school full of characterful students and a very dedicated team of teachers and support staff. And we are confident that everyone there has a lot more to tell us about school life in Britain today."

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