Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

Free Bus Travel For Teenagers

by paulankers on 28 May, 2019

Our Pass is a new bus pass for 16-18 year olds which offers free bus travel across the city region. The scheme goes live soon and there is a consultation survey before that too. The main things to know are: A survey has been launched asking young people what opportunities they want from the pass. […]

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Stockport Council Wellbeing Festival

by jontwigge on 17 October, 2017

The Council’s Wellbeing Festival takes place from 11am to 2pm on Monday 23 October in the Town Hall Ballroom and celebrates the beginning of Great Britain Health and Wellbeing Week. Council employees and members of the public are invited to the event which will include a wide range of stalls, information and activities to inspire […]

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Further Council Cuts to Affect More Services

by jontwigge on 16 October, 2017

With government austerity set to massively reduce council budgets once again next year Stockport is no exception and will have to make further cuts. As part of budget planning the council is asking residents for their views on five sets of cuts in: Cuts to apprenticeship events for young people Closure of the Apprenticeship’s Store […]

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School Admissions Now Open

by paulankers on 18 August, 2017

Applications for School, Admissions are now being accepted across the borough, with deadlines varying from October 31st to next March depending on what you are applying for. Use this link to start the application or learn more about the process.

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Find Local Events

by jontwigge on 20 May, 2017

The new council website has a local events page. Already a huge success it is currently showing 1418 upcoming events in and around Stockport. You can even add your own local events to the diary to let other people know what your local group is hosting. You can find the events page at  

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12% Budget Cut at Torkington Primary

by paulankers on 15 May, 2017

Hazel Grove Schools face savage cuts under Tory plans to divert funds from areas like Greater Manchester to the leafy shires. Torkington Primary is one of the worst to suffer in the area. £1 in every £8 will be slashed from its budget meaning a loss of $448 per pupil or the funding for 3 […]

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Stockport schools are set to lose £15M by 2019 and Hazel Grove schools will suffer too. Hazel Grove Primary is set to lose £140,825. This is £429 per pupil. It could mean the loss of four teachers. Hazel Grove LibDem Paul Ankers said, “Tory plans to improve funding to rural schools is political, take money […]

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DigiFest a Huge Success

by jontwigge on 23 February, 2017

On Saturday more than 800 people poured into Central Library on and the Hat Works Museum – mostly families keen to try the free activities on offer at this special half-term event. At Central Library, ‘The Glass Work’ digital art installation drew a crowd tweeting their photos which were magically turned into tunes and chimed […]

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Stockport DigiFest – Loads of Digital Fun

by jontwigge on 10 February, 2017

      A month of free digital events for Stockport residents has started and continues with: DigiFest – A family fun event on Saturday 18 February – the start of half-term. DigiFest has an art-making robot, drop in programming – using mallets, 3D Minecraft, 3D Printer Demo, digital art, help with your own devices and […]

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Local LibDems are opposing the government’s proposed reintroduction of Grammar schools. They are working with their Labour opponents to send a strong message to Theresa May. Local LibDem Paul Ankers said, “Recent figures have been released that show only 2.6% of current grammar school pupils are from poorer backgrounds. Grammar schools supposedly help the few, […]

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