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Parents urged to apply for primary school places

Parents urged to apply for primary school places

Press Releases   •   Aug 28, 2014 15:33 BST

Residents are being urged to make sure they apply for a primary school place for any children due to start in September 2015. Late applications often result in children not getting into their first choice, having to travel further or not being able to go to the same school as brothers or sisters.

Rochdale GCSE results rise faster than national average

Rochdale GCSE results rise faster than national average

Press Releases   •   Aug 21, 2014 16:29 BST

More than 2,200 students from secondary schools in Rochdale are celebrating their hard work today, as provisional GCSE results suggest they are improving at a faster rate than the national average.

Record A-Level results for Rochdale students

Record A-Level results for Rochdale students

Press Releases   •   Aug 14, 2014 15:09 BST

Rochdale students celebrated their A-Level results today (Thursday 14th August), in what was another record year for the borough. Despite more pupils than ever taking A-Levels, the average number of points per candidate rose to a record high of 820.1, up from 798.1 in 2013.

SATisfying improvements recorded throughout the borough’s schools.

SATisfying improvements recorded throughout the borough’s schools.

Press Releases   •   Jul 29, 2014 15:45 BST

Primary schools have been celebrating after receiving some of the best ever Key Stage 2 SAT’s results in Rochdale borough.

Castleton Primary Celebrates World Cup Cuisine

Castleton Primary Celebrates World Cup Cuisine

Press Releases   •   Jul 10, 2014 16:29 BST

Children at Castleton Primary School were treated to a round-the-world food and football extravaganza recently, with a week-long celebration of global cuisine in honour of the World Cup.

Redwood School Welcomes Ed Timpson Visit

Redwood School Welcomes Ed Timpson Visit

Press Releases   •   Jul 03, 2014 15:23 BST

Rochdale’s Redwood Secondary School welcomed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families Ed Timpson on Wednesday 2 July, where he was invited to sample the inclusive sporting opportunities that are provided to all students.

Castleton Station looks ‘blooming’ marvellous in memory of fallen soldiers

Castleton Station looks ‘blooming’ marvellous in memory of fallen soldiers

Press Releases   •   Jun 16, 2014 10:05 BST

Children from local schools joined forces with council staff and councillors last week in a community planting scheme which brought a splash of colour to Castleton Train Station.

Schoolchildren Take Up Spring LEAF Eco Challenge

Schoolchildren Take Up Spring LEAF Eco Challenge

Press Releases   •   Apr 07, 2014 14:31 BST

More than 3,000 pupils from 36 schools across Rochdale borough have taken part in a range of environmental and nature activities to herald the changing of the seasons.

Safety Is A Priority - Council Crackdown On Drivers Putting Children’s Lives at Risk

Safety Is A Priority - Council Crackdown On Drivers Putting Children’s Lives at Risk

Press Releases   •   Mar 31, 2014 10:58 BST

From April 2014 a camera car will help Rochdale Borough Council tackle inconsiderate, dangerous and often illegal parking outside schools.

Hundreds of students attend second Rochdale Skills Event

Hundreds of students attend second Rochdale Skills Event

Press Releases   •   Mar 17, 2014 15:42 GMT

More than 1,500 young people attended the second Rochdale Skills Event on Wedsnesday.

School wins second prize in national competition

School wins second prize in national competition

Press Releases   •   Dec 19, 2013 15:48 GMT

Falinge Park High School has just been awarded second prize in the Ivor Goodsite Hoarding Competition 2013.

Coffee, Choir and Carols

Coffee, Choir and Carols

Press Releases   •   Dec 11, 2013 14:21 GMT

St Peters RC primary school choir will be singing carols on Monday 16 December.

Council launches pledge to children in care

Council launches pledge to children in care

Press Releases   •   Dec 10, 2013 16:23 GMT

Rochdale Borough Council has collaborated with the children and young people in its care to create the borough’s first pledge to looked-after children, outlining 21 different ways in which they can expect support from social workers and foster parents.

School embraces road safety message

School embraces road safety message

Press Releases   •   Dec 02, 2013 11:03 GMT

All 600 pupils at a Rochdale school now know how to stay safe on the borough’s roads, thanks to a special council road safety scheme.

Good OFSTED Report for Milnrow Parish CE Primary School

Good OFSTED Report for Milnrow Parish CE Primary School

Press Releases   •   Nov 28, 2013 15:22 GMT

Milnrow Parish CE Primary School has achieved an overall GOOD rating by OFSTED following its latest inspection.

Taste of Mexico at Rochdale school

Taste of Mexico at Rochdale school

Press Releases   •   Nov 06, 2013 16:16 GMT

Mayor and Mayoress enjoy Mexican style school dinner, as part of National School Meals Week.

Parents urged to sign-up for primary school places or risk losing out

Parents urged to sign-up for primary school places or risk losing out

Press Releases   •   Oct 23, 2013 12:31 BST

Rochdale Borough Council is holding dedicated surgeries to help parents sign-up their children for primary school, after more than 350 late applications last year left many losing out on their preferred schools.

Youngsters go green

Youngsters go green

Press Releases   •   Oct 16, 2013 11:04 BST

Children across Rochdale borough have been turning over a new LEAF this month. Over three thousand pupils from 36 primary and secondary schools have been taking part in a wide range of ‘green’ workshops across the borough as part of Local Environment Action Fortnight - known as LEAF.

Seal of approval for school dinners

Seal of approval for school dinners

Press Releases   •   Oct 03, 2013 15:48 BST

Rochdale Borough Council has received a bronze award for the varied and healthy menus it prepares for primary schools.

Rochdale launches crackdown on dangerous parking outside schools

Rochdale launches crackdown on dangerous parking outside schools

Press Releases   •   Sep 26, 2013 11:51 BST

Rochdale Council has joined forces with Greater Manchester Police in a campaign targeting drivers who put children’s lives at risk by parking on zigzag lines outside schools