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Schools and education

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Term and holiday
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Term and holiday dates

Dates for your diary.


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Find a school or college

Contact details for all local nurseries, schools and colleges.


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Apply or appeal a school place

Apply for school places, appeal a decision, find out about admission policies, bus passes and moving schools.


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Sure Start children's centres

Easy access to a range of childcare services.


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School closures

How you can keep up-to-date with school closures.


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Childcare

Information on choosing childcare and what help is available.


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Apply for school or college travel expenses

Find out what assistance is available for children and young people travelling to school or college


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Apply for free school meals

School pupils aged between 4-19 may be able to get free school meals.


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Special educational needs

How we assess special educational needs, arrange support in mainstream and special schools schools, help with costs and more.


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Healthy eating at school

Read about nutritional standards in school and sample lunch menus.


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Become a school governor

Find out how you can help children reach their full potential and apply to be a school governor.


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Truancy

Truancy and the law and what to do if you think your child is truanting.


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Work permits for children

Download and complete the relevant application form for a child intending to work.  


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Children and young people's activities

Young people's activities and extra-curricular activities that can help your child develop.


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Home schooling

Details of who can educate their child at home and how to go about getting permission.


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Training and courses

Options include apprenticeships, training for unemployed adults, free IT training, business training and evening classes.


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Virtual school for cared for children

The virtual school aims to decrease the educational gap between cared for children and other children.


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Events

Wimbledon inspired afternoon tea
02 July 2018
Between Monday, 2-Sunday, 15 July 2018, we will be serving a Wimbledon themed afternoon tea between 11am-2pm.
Rochdale Feel Good Festival
18 August 2018
Fabulous FREE entertainment in Rochdale town centre. There will be live music, a quality food court and family entertainment.
Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run
07 October 2018
Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K returns for its 4th year. It’s one of the highlights of our sporting calendar.
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