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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

Things to do during the school holidays
23 July 2018
There's lots to do during the school holidays, whether it's in the library, ​countryside or one of the many other venues in the Rochdale borough​.
Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Market
14 April 2019

April to August 2019

One of Greater Manchester’s most popular outdoor car boot events returns.

Tour de Manc 2019
05 May 2019
One of Greater Manchester’s premier cycling events returns. Starting in Middleton, the cycle route then goes through a number of Greater Manchester areas.
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