As you may know, councils across Greater Manchester are planning to build a large amount of new housing across the region, as part of the Greater Manchester Spacial Framework. This includes significant plans for new homes in Rochdale and the surrounding area.

As a result of these changes, Rochdale borough will need more primary school places, in order to give local people access to a good education. Big Life Schools are hoping to work with the local authority to create a new school in the area, but before we go any further, we want to get your views on what matters to you about your local schools.

To have your say at this early stage, please fill in our online survey.