Schools & Colleges

Schools enjoy Nantwich swimming gala as Pear Tree and Sound triumph

Schools enjoy Nantwich swimming gala as Pear Tree and Sound triumph

Pear Tree and Sound & District primary schools triumphed in the annual Nantwich schools swimming gala.

Pupils from 15 primary schools in and around Nantwich took part in the event at Nantwich Pool, sponsored by Riverside Dental Practice in Nantwich.

Nantwich students renovate rundown canal building for college exam

Nantwich students renovate rundown canal building for college exam

Reaseheath College students in Nantwich put their backs into their latest exam – by renovating a dilapidated canal building.

The students spent nine months on the project to revamp the site at Sykes Hollow, near Venetian Marina, as part of their 3rd year NVQ Level 3.

Nantwich head launches school cladding inquiry after Grenfell Tower disaster

Nantwich head launches school cladding inquiry after Grenfell Tower disaster

A Nantwich headteacher is investigating cladding used on his school buildings, in light of the Grenfell Tower disaster which claimed more than 70 lives.

Andrew Cliffe, head of Brine Leas School on Audlem Road, says he has asked “questions” about cladding on a number of buildings on his site in wake of the tragedy.

New Crewe and Nantwich MP calls for MMU to stop Crewe campus redundancies

New Crewe and Nantwich MP calls for MMU to stop Crewe campus redundancies

Crewe & Nantwich MP Laura Smith MP has called on Manchester Metropolitan University to halt redundancies amid plans to close the Crewe campus.

Ms Smith, from Stapeley, is a former MMU students where she studied before working as a teacher at Brine Leas.

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Stamp design by Nantwich schoolgirl makes national final shortlist

Stamp design by Nantwich schoolgirl makes national final shortlist

A Nantwich schoolgirl’s stamp design has made it through to the last 24 of a national Royal Mail Christmas competition.

The entry by Grace Rebecca Lewis, aged 10, will now go through to the final stage of the competition, with His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales choosing the final two designs to feature on this year’s 1st and 2nd Class Christmas stamps.

Nantwich students riding high after winning college equine contest

Nantwich students riding high after winning college equine contest

Nantwich equine students are riding high after winning a hotly-contested inter-college team competition.

Katie Gibbins, Lucy Lloyd-Brown, Nieve Dillon, Lucy Lunt-Bell, Emily Hassell and Cerys Calcutt, who study Horse Management at Reaseheath College, competed against teams from four other leading land-based colleges.

Media students win ‘Best Short Film’ at Nantwich Film Festival

Media students win ‘Best Short Film’ at Nantwich Film Festival

Three Media students from South Cheshire College won Best Short Film at the Nantwich Film Festival for their film ‘Hysteria’.

The festival, organised by Nantwich Film Club with the support of Nantwich Town Council, featured a week of cinematic events.

Reaseheath College floristry students prove hit at Chelsea Flower Show

Reaseheath College floristry students prove hit at Chelsea Flower Show

Nantwich floristry students proved they are among the nation’s best by taking top awards at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Reaseheath College diploma in floristry students were runners-up for the third consecutive year in the “Future Florist” national competition open to all colleges and training institutions.

Nantwich student picked for Nepal placement by Raleigh International Trust

Nantwich student picked for Nepal placement by Raleigh International Trust

A Nantwich student has been selected to volunteer in Nepal on an International Citizen Service (ICS) placement.

Grace Tripp, a South Cheshire College graphic design student, will be travelling to Makwanpur in central Nepal for 10 weeks in June.

Edward Timpson’s Cheshire East schools funding success “laughable”, claims Labour

Edward Timpson’s Cheshire East schools funding success “laughable”, claims Labour

Crewe & Nantwich Labour candidate Laura Smith has hit back after Edward Timpson claimed success in the Cheshire East schools funding campaign.

Theresa May announced in her Tory Party manifesto that no schools would have its budget cut under any new National Funding Formula.

12,000 people enjoy record-breaking Reaseath College Family Festival

12,000 people enjoy record-breaking Reaseath College Family Festival

More than 12,000 people poured into Nantwich to enjoy the carnival atmosphere of Reaseheath College’s Family Festival.

The action-packed festival, which offered hundreds of activities and displays, attracted the largest ever crowd.

Two Nantwich youngsters reach North West final of stamps contest

Two Nantwich youngsters reach North West final of stamps contest

Two budding young artists from Nantwich have moved a step closer to being crowned designers of Royal Mail’s 2017 Christmas stamps.

Ten-year-olds Ben Hastie, of Acton Primary, and Grace Rebecca Lewis were chosen from 22,287 entries submitted from across the North West region.

Brine Leas School rated “good” in latest Ofsted inspection

Brine Leas School rated “good” in latest Ofsted inspection

Brine Leas School in Nantwich has been rated as ‘good’ overall by Ofsted inspectors, with BL6 earning an ‘outstanding’ rating.

It was the first inspection for the Audlem Road school in nine years, and sees it drop down from an overall ‘outstanding’ grade.