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…

10 December

Rochdale Sixth Form College support students choosing their GCSE options

Year 8 and 9 students from local secondary schools recently visited the college to find out more about sixth form college and how their GCSE options can affect their post-16 choices. During their visit, students were matched with an ‘RSFC tour guide’ and given informative literature including career profiles, subject leaflets and a GCSE options guide….

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…

14 November

Rochdale Sixth Form College Students Honour the Nation’s War Heroes

Thousands gathered across the borough on Sunday, 11 November 2018 for Remembrance Day Services to honour the nation’s war heroes, commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War. Representatives from the Navy, Army and Royal Air Force joined veterans and civic dignitaries for parades and services in Rochdale town centre, Heywood, Littleborough, Middleton,…

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…