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A ‘powerful’ project which has been providing teachers and schoolchildren with the tools to support their mental health has proved even more important throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
Date Published 09/10/2020
On Wednesday, November 25, toddlers, children and young people throughout Oldham are encouraged to put down their pens and take part in No Pens Day Wednesday; a national speaking...
Date Published 24/10/2020
Northern Roots has teamed with Oldham Libraries and local businesses Remedian, Oldham Community Leisure, and Ultimate Products to launch the first ever Northern Roots Creative...
Date Published 21/10/2020
Oldham's Kate Woodward has been honoured with a Silver Award in the Outstanding New Teacher of the Year category for her outstanding commitment to changing the lives of the...
Date Published 19/10/2020
Oldham College is vowing “our best is yet to come” after being pipped to the post for the coveted ‘FE College of the Year’ award.
New analysis by LGA Labour reveals that more than 9,000 children in Oldham face half term with increased lockdown restrictions, yet without free school meals.
Date Published 14/10/2020
Police and transport operators have joined forces to stage a series of engagement events aimed at reminding students and young people of the vital importance of travelling safely...
Oldham Sixth Form College Year 12 student Lily Gethings is braving the shave on October 23 to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Date Published 12/10/2020
The deadline for entries for this year's schools design a road safety banner competition has been extended until October 18 to give children aged four to 11 longer to get
Date Published 11/10/2020
As part of an exciting new initiative, innovative charity City of Trees have pledged to supply free trees as well as organising a ‘how to plant’ day with school pupils throughout...
Date Published 25/09/2020
Knowsley Junior School in Oldham has been selected for a prestigious new Champion Heritage School Award by Historic England in recognition of its commitment and excellence in...
Date Published 24/09/2020
Three primary and two secondary schools in Oldham are set to distribute an iPad to each student and staff later this year.
Date Published 21/09/2020
Despite current restrictions, Gallery Oldham, Oldham Local Studies and Archives and other partners are continuing with the annual Oldham Histories Festival.
Date Published 13/09/2020
Oldham-based SDA Systems has donated and installed innovative self-cleaning touch pads at local school, Littlemoor Primary.
Date Published 11/09/2020
The Education Policy Institute’s 2020 Annual report on the state of education in England recently found that the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers in...
Date Published 09/09/2020
Saddleworth School’s new headteacher said he is ‘excited’ to return after three years away from the school as he thanked staff and pupils for working so hard to make the site...
In 2016, research published in The Lancet showed that if parents were supported to change their communication and interaction style with their autistic children, they could...
Date Published 05/09/2020
An angry mum has hit out at Oldham Council education chiefs now she is facing a court appearance for taking her two children on what she saw as an educational trip to Germany...
Date Published 02/09/2020
Schools across England are reopening today (Tuesday), but the pandemic means that it will be very different for returning pupils.
Date Published 01/09/2020
The government has issued advice to families and teachers ahead of all children going back to school in a few weeks.
Date Published 24/08/2020
Results have risen nationally at GCSE, and Blue Coat is no exception. 89% of all students achieved a grade 9-4 in English and Maths and 38% of all grades awarded were between...
Date Published 20/08/2020
For thousands of students across Oldham the day they had been waiting for has finally dawned although this year things are a bit different.
National exams regular Ofqual has announced a change to its policy whereby all A-levels in England will now be graded according to predicted grades.
Date Published 18/08/2020
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is advising parents and pupils to plan ahead for how they will travel to school in September and to cycle, walk or scoot to school where...
Date Published 16/08/2020
Oldham Sixth Form College's A level and Applied General results were very strong, as usual, when they were revealed yesterday.
Date Published 14/08/2020
There may have been no exams this year, but Blue Coat School students still had plenty to celebrate.
The students at Crompton House School celebrated another excellent set of grades in their A level results.
The Principal of Oldham Hulme Grammar School says this year's A level results are an impressive set of grades, despite this year being "a year unlike any other"
Date Published 13/08/2020
Andy Burnham has admitted it would be ‘difficult to resist’ calls to close pubs if it meant Greater Manchester’s schools could reopen safely.
Date Published 12/08/2020
A much-loved baby and toddler group is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to take it over.
Date Published 28/07/2020
Two Greater Manchester charities are running Covid-19 compliant school holiday clubs for school children and families aimed at providing some of the social interaction, wellbeing...
Date Published 27/07/2020
Our borough has been proudly promoted at the zenith of Africa by an Oldham-based mountaineer who has just conquered Kilimanjaro.
Date Published 24/07/2020
The Rotary Club of Oldham has announced the winners of the 2020 Oldham Student of the Year Awards.
Date Published 22/07/2020
University Campus Oldham (UCO) is celebrating its best-ever set of results that rank it in the top ten per cent nationally – and the best locally – for student satisfaction.
Work has begun to clear the site for the new £27million Saddleworth School at Diggle.
Date Published 20/07/2020
Today (July 15) Blue Coat staff, pupils and parents should be celebrating the founding of the school by Thomas Henshaw.
Date Published 15/07/2020
Alexandra Park has been just one of the Oldham schools whose work during lockdown was recognised through the School Games Virtual Award 2019/2020.
The Mahdlo Youth Zone will be reopening its doors for the first time since lockdown on Monday (July 13).
Date Published 10/07/2020
A bumper crop of citizen poet-performers will be the stars of this year’s National Poetry Day, after four months of lockdown prompted the public to seek out and share poems on an...
Date Published 09/07/2020
University Campus Oldham (UCO) is launching an exciting new partnership with The Open University to create greater learning opportunities and flexibility for local students.
Date Published 08/07/2020
Hathershaw College student Ibrahim Yousaf BEM BCyA has done it again!
More than 10,000 laptops and devices are being distributed to disadvantaged kids across Greater Manchester as a ‘vital lifeline’ during the pandemic.
Date Published 06/07/2020
The cost of building the new Saddleworth School at Diggle has risen to £27million, the contractors have revealed.
Date Published 02/07/2020
A Chadderton primary school is one of the first to win a prestigious award for helping students learn how to communicate safely.
Date Published 01/07/2020
Adam Farrand a teacher from Oasis Academy Oldham has created an array of weekly film studies podcasts focusing on different areas of cinema such as genre, auteur theory, film...
Date Published 30/06/2020
Four Oldham primary academies have been praised by the council's education chief for being “a family.”
Date Published 29/06/2020
Alexandra Park Junior School in Oldham is now open to Year 6 as well as the children of keyworkers and vulnerable pupils.
Date Published 27/06/2020
Six-year-old Rafe, from Delph Primary School in Oldham and Leo, aged nine, from Lily Lane Primary School in Manchester, have been named as the regional winners of the third...
Date Published 25/06/2020
In the next couple of weeks, an inspirational package of support for young people in Oldham will be launched by the Rio Ferdinand Foundation in partnership with the Oldham...
Date Published 19/06/2020
Oldham Sixth Form College has been awarded EdTech Demonstrator School status.
Date Published 18/06/2020
In line with Government guidance, the Hathershaw College extended its opening today (Monday) to students in Year 10.
Date Published 15/06/2020
Kind-hearted football mad twins Daniel and Jake Smith certainly won't be forgotten by staff and pupils at St Mary's C of E primary in High Crompton despite them both leaving the...
While lockdown has seen a boom in people tending their gardens, this type of work has continued as normal for Oldham College’s Horticulture apprentices.
Date Published 10/06/2020
A not for profit community pre-school and playgroup has scored a triple Ofsted success.
Date Published 08/06/2020
Three Oldham Sixth Form College A Level Photography students have been selected to have their work feature in ‘At Home’, the Sixth Form Colleges Association (SFCA) National...
Date Published 05/06/2020
A dedicated teenager has been successfully elected as Youth Councillor at Oldham Youth Council.
Three young sisters from a primary school in the heart of Oldham recently took part in the nationwide 2.6 Challenge, for a cause very close to their hearts.
Date Published 03/06/2020
A new primary school for children with special needs that can accommodate up to 152 pupils will be built in Oldham to ‘plug’ increasing demand.
Date Published 29/05/2020
The Principal of Oldham College is joining education leaders across the country in asking their MPs to help deliver a ‘September Promise’ for young people.
Date Published 27/05/2020
The Oldham Sixth Form College is celebrating a record number of Medicine and Dentistry university offers for its Year 13 Aspiring Medic students.
Date Published 24/05/2020
Despite being closed to the majority of children, key worker pupils at Alexandra Park School have been determined to celebrate Eid and share it with the community.
Date Published 23/05/2020
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