Schools & Colleges

Nantwich children wear Silly Socks for Down’s Syndrome fundraiser

Nantwich children wear Silly Socks for Down’s Syndrome fundraiser

Silly socks were the order of the day when a Nantwich pre-school group staged a fundraiser for Down’s Syndrome.

Children at Little Crickets marked World Down Syndrome Day by taking part in the ‘Lots of Socks’ campaign which raises money and awareness of the condition.

March 22, 2019
Nantwich college student scoops national Crufts title

Nantwich college student scoops national Crufts title

Reaseheath College canine student Paige Jepson beat off strong competition to take a national title at Crufts, the world’s most prestigious dog show.

The 21-year-old was overall winner of the Young Kennel Club’s (YKC) ‘Young Person of the Year Award’ for being a role model to young people and their dogs.

March 20, 2019
Nantwich Elmscot Day Nursery gains Food for Life Award

Nantwich Elmscot Day Nursery gains Food for Life Award

Elmscot Nantwich Day Nursery has gained the Food for Life Award – promoting a healthy lifestyle in early years.

The Food for Life Award is a national accreditation from the Soil Association awarded to schools and early years settings.

March 18, 2019
Stapeley pupils enjoy “Positively Different Week”

Stapeley pupils enjoy “Positively Different Week”

Pupils at Pear Tree Primary in Stapeley took part in a week that lived up to its name!

Staff at the Nantwich school organised and ran a “Positively Different Week” – an off-timetable week of activities which included handling scorpions to orienteering.

March 15, 2019
90% secure first choice secondary school places in Cheshire East, says authority

90% secure first choice secondary school places in Cheshire East, says authority

Nine out of 10 parents of Cheshire East school children have secured their first choice secondary school place, Cheshire East Council said.

It comes after the authority witnessed a rise in ‘on time’ applications from 2018.

March 7, 2019
Nantwich students star in Cheshire Wildlife Trust community project

Nantwich students star in Cheshire Wildlife Trust community project

Nantwich students at Reaseheath College have been taking part in Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s “Go Wild – Get Fit” project.

The Foundation students have been developing their employability skills by volunteering on the project as part of their Career Development Pathway.

March 6, 2019
Nantwich pupils prove runaway success in hospice fundraiser

Nantwich pupils prove runaway success in hospice fundraiser

Children at a Nantwich school proved a runaway success when it came to fundraising for St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice.

More than 200 youngsters from Highfields Academy took part in a Rudolph Run just before Christmas raising a record amount for the Winsford-based facility.

March 5, 2019
Hundreds flock to lambing weekend at Reaseheath College in Nantwich

Hundreds flock to lambing weekend at Reaseheath College in Nantwich

Hundreds of local families flocked to Reaseheath College in Nantwich this weekend to welcome the first lambs of the season.

The lambing weekends have been a major draw to the college over the past 23 years.

March 3, 2019
Tributes paid to former South Cheshire College boss who has died

Tributes paid to former South Cheshire College boss who has died

Tributes have been paid to former South Cheshire College Principal Sir David Collins who has died.

Sir David, who was also FE commissioner as well as college leader, died on February 14 following a long period of illness.

February 21, 2019
Hundreds of families to flock to Reaseheath College’s lambing weekends

Hundreds of families to flock to Reaseheath College’s lambing weekends

Hundreds of local families are expected to flock to Reaseheath College in Nantwich in March to welcome the first lambs of the season.

The college’s lambing weekends have been a major draw to the college for 23 years.

February 19, 2019
Nantwich headteacher urges parents to sign funding petition

Nantwich headteacher urges parents to sign funding petition

A Nantwich secondary headteacher has called on parents to sign a national petition to help schools like his secure better funding.

David Cole, head of Brine Leas Academy, says his school is one of the worst off in Cheshire East.

February 7, 2019
Nantwich MP Laura Smith calls for “urgent need” for extra school funding

Nantwich MP Laura Smith calls for “urgent need” for extra school funding

By Stephen Topping
Crewe and Nantwich MP Laura Smith, a former teacher, has spoken up on the “urgent need” for extra education funding.

Ms Smith, who used to teach at a school in Winsford, was elected in 2017’s General Election after playing a leading role in the fairer schools funding for Cheshire East campaign.

February 5, 2019
Nantwich school celebrates Chinese New Year with firework display

Nantwich school celebrates Chinese New Year with firework display

By Jonathan White
Highfields Academy in Nantwich hosted their second annual Chinese New Year Fireworks event at their school on Cumberland Avenue.

A line of firecrackers was lit prior to the fireworks to “ward off evil spirits”.

February 3, 2019