Welcome to Newlands!                

School Admissions

Admission to Newlands School is through the Local Authority SEND Team who can be contacted on 01706 925981. Whilst we are very happy to show you around school, and answer any questions you might have, we are not able to offer places directly.  Families need to contact the Rochdale SEND Team who will explain the process in more detail.



Admissions to school are possible at any time during the school year if there is a place available.

Pupil numbers have increased in recent years with a number of children transferring from mainstream schools. If you would like your child to join us at Newlands, we recommend that requests for places are made between September and January.


Look Rounds

We offer 'look-rounds' from October to June. This gives our pupils the opportunity to 'settle in' to their new classes in September, and allows us to manage the many trips, visits and transition events for pupils towards the end of the Summer Term.


When looking around our school we may ask you to share information with us about your child.  This will be used to inform any discussions we have with the Local Authority when decisions are being made around your child's school placement.


You can expect to be shown around Newlands by either our Headteacher (Deborah), Deputy Head (Helen) or by another member of our Senior Leadership team.