From the Schools Archives
20th Dec School budgets in Oldham are running a £4m deficit because of the cost pressures of funding education for children with disabilities and special needs. By Charlotte Green, local democracy reporter. The reveal was made at a meeting of the cabinet this week, where councillors agreed plans for distributing the dedicated schools grant funding (DSG) in […]
27th Nov Oldham Council’s outstanding Lifelong Learning Service has marked the success of students. A celebration event was recently held at Oldham Lifelong Learning Centre for a group of learners who have completed their English and maths GCSEs. The latest cohort decided to return to learning for a wide range of reasons. Councillor Shaid Mushtaq, Cabinet Member […]
15th Nov A trailblazing investment into Oldham schools is improving the emotional and mental wellbeing of children and young people.   Oldham was chosen by the Department for Education in 2017 as one of 12 Opportunity Areas (OA) receiving a total investment of around £72 million to boost opportunities, learning and social mobility.   Oldham’s OA programme, […]
15th Nov A Chadderton Primary School need your vote to help them raise money for an outdoor play area. Whitegate End Primary School are competing for funding from the Aviva Community Fund with the recipients of the funding winning through a public vote. Member of the PTFA, Claire Eccles-Waters, said: “We are the only school in Oldham […]
13th Nov Pupils from Oldham Hulme Grammar School have been looking at their family trees as part of their work for Remembrance.   Students were asked by Head of History, Mr Dowthwaite, to attempt some research about their ancestors who were alive at the time of the First World War to find out what they were doing […]
13th Nov Pupils from Alexandra Park Junior School have been learning about World War One just in time for Remembrance Sunday.   A special assembly was held which included singing the school’s Remembrance song then pupils split off in their classes to take part in a range of different Remembrance activities. This included making their own poppies, […]
12th Nov Oldham Council’s annual Big Brush campaign is back and they are encouraging as many children to brush their teeth as possible and get everyone into that toothbrushing habit. Having made the biggest oral health improvement (16.1 per cent) across Greater Manchester (GM) in the under-fives age range earlier this year, Oldham Council want to keep […]
29th Oct Michelle Dickens, one of this year’s Strictly Kershaw’s dancers, celebrated her 50th birthday on Monday with the pupils of Alt Academy. With an ‘All Things Bling’ non-uniform day and salsa lessons with Mrs Dickens, the children were excited to celebrate with their head teacher. Pupils started the day with a special Kershaw’s assembly where Community […]
22nd Oct Oldham Sixth Form College, in partnership with Oldham Council, ran a Question Time style event to mark Local Democracy Week. Students had the opportunity to put their questions to members of the local council and find out about the issues that matter to them. The panel consisted of Councillor Sean Fielding, Leader of Oldham Council […]
22nd Oct A new sports pitch at a primary school has been approved for a trial 12 months despite objections from hundreds of neighbours over traffic and parking fears. By Charlotte Green, local democracy reporter. A new sports pitch at a primary school has been approved for a 12-month trial period despite objections from hundreds of neighbours […]