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Tameside Council’s Education department are notified of all families in the Tameside area who are in the asylum process and have a child of school age. It is the role of the education team to ensure that each school age child secures a school place as soon as possible.

If you need support with applying to a different school or transferring schools, the education department can advise you where to get help.

If you need advice on funded nursery places for pre-school aged children, please contact the Family Information Service on:
 Tel: 0161 342 4260
ESOL- English to speakers of other languages
Here in Tameside, we recognise the importance of providing ESOL classes for new refugees and asylum seekers.

We are working hard with community groups to establish a well formed ESOL network.

We appreciate that you may have many skills which can be utilised and developed in UK. We recognise that the learning of English will play a huge part in your integration and enable to you go on to live a full and inclusive life here in Tameside.
Tameside Adult Community Education
Telephone Number: 0161 909 5777
General Email enquiries:

If English is not your first language and you would like to improve your English skills, ACE offers a range of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) courses at various levels.
Tameside College
0161 908 6600
Beaufort Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, OL6 6NX, UK
Please speak to the LAASLO for further advice and guidance on ESOL opportunities.

New Life Church,
St James Street, Ashton OL6 6SF.
English conversation café.
A friendly place to practice your English and meet other people. Adult 18+. Wednesdays 1-2pm (Term time only)
For more information please contact 0161 339 7924