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Schools and education

Coronavirus (COVID-19): schools and education updates

Latest service changes

Guidance and advice from the government

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Apply or appeal a school place

Follow the process to apply for a school place or appeal a decision.


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School holiday dates and closures

School term and holiday dates for your diary.


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Free school meals

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


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Find a school or college

Contact details for all local nurseries, schools and colleges.


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Learning at home

Educational resources and advice for learning at home.


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Training and courses

There's a variety of support and training you can access.


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Sure Start children's centres

Easy access to a range of childcare services.


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Apply for school or college travel expenses

Get help paying for transport to school or college.


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Childcare

Information on choosing childcare and what help is available.


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Special educational needs

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


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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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Home education

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


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Truancy

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


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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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Healthy eating at school

Read about nutritional standards in school and sample lunch menus.


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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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Children missing education

Tell us about a child missing from education.


Other services

Featured events

Workouts, classes and more you can do at home.
01 March 2018

Rochdale Town Hall is currently closed, but you can take a virtual tour.

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