Welcome to Oldham Opportunity Area, one of twelve OAs created to ensure all children are given the equal opportunity to progress onto bright futures.
We’re collaborating with partners across schools, further and higher education settings throughout Oldham to build a bright future for local children. We’re particularly focused on preparing children for education and helping older pupils choose paths that are right for them.
We specifically aim to ensure all children are ready for school by the age of five, provide emotional wellbeing support for vulnerable learners, and engage with youth to create ways into higher education or employment.
We’re on a mission to ensure all children are ready for school by the age of 5.
Since the founding of the Opportunity Area programme, we’ve seen the good level of development achievement rate increase to 68.1% (in 2019). This has been achieved through a series of projects we have either organised or funded. Use the link before to discover what other projects are currently live or we have our pipeline.
We’re helping prepare children for life, learning and work.
We aim to equip older children with the skills and support needed to progress into higher education or find suitable employment opportunities. This will be done with a particular focus on mental health and wellbeing in the post-Covid era. Use the link below to read more about the projects we have planned.
Please refer to our under 5s and post 16 pages to view project specifics, including forthcoming projects. You can also read our evaluation reports for specific progress information.
We send regular updates via our newsletter and have a presence on social media. The fastest way to receive our latest news is to sign up for our email newsletter and follow us on Twitter.
Meet the team the independent team that manages us and ensures we’re always doing our best for the children of Oldham.
The latest can all be found in our events calendar, including our leadership, literacy, and math events.