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19 September

Edgar Wood Academy welcomes first Year 7 students.

The new academic year marks a significant moment for the communities of Middleton and Heywood as Edgar Wood Academy opens. Marin Kojder, Headteacher commented: “I am incredibly proud to be the new Headteacher of Edgar Wood Academy, serving the families and communities of Middleton and Heywood. The facilities at both the permanent and temporary site…

15 July

Consultation on the expansion of Rochdale Sixth Form College premises

The Altus Education Partnership Trustees and the Local Governing Body for Rochdale Sixth Form College (RSFC) are in consultation on a proposed expansion of the college premises to increase student numbers. Rochdale Sixth Form College have made a capital funding application to the Department for Education Post-16 Capacity Fund. As part of this application we…

17 June

A new secondary school for Middleton

The Department for Education has announced that the Altus Education Partnership will be opening a new free school in Middleton. Edgar Wood Academy is being developed in response to the increase in the demand for secondary places following the expansion of local primary schools. We were established in April 2017 by the governing body of…

22 November

Rochdale Celebrates Interfaith Week

Mayor Mohammed Zaman, in collaboration with Near Neighbours, hosted an interfaith event on Thursday 15 November at Rochdale Town Hall in celebration of Interfaith Week, which is acknowledged nationally. This event was held with the aim of bringing people together from different faiths, ethnic communities and backgrounds in Rochdale. Attendees from round the borough ranged…

27 October

Students Celebrate Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival

As part of Rochdale Borough Council‘s Literature & Ideas Festival we welcomed Young Identity to the college to deliver an inspiring poetry workshop to our students. Young Identity are a spoken word collective who deliver dynamic poetry and spoken word workshops. Students really benefited from the experience and being exposed to this type of poetry thanks to the…