Schools & Colleges

Dog trainer and shop boss scoop Reaseheath College apprentice awards

Dog trainer and shop boss scoop Reaseheath College apprentice awards

A dog trainer and manager of an animal feeds shop took top titles at a Reaseheath College awards ceremony celebrating apprenticeships and traineeships.

Sian Howells, 24, who works for WKD Trained Dogs in Stone, was crowned Intermediate Apprentice of the Year.

Campaigners “disappointed” Nantwich MP Timpson missed school funding meeting

Campaigners “disappointed” Nantwich MP Timpson missed school funding meeting

Campaigners fighting new school funding plans in South Cheshire have hit out at MP Edward Timpson for failing to attend a public meeting.

The protest against the proposed National Funding Formula, which could leave Crewe and Nantwich schools at the bottom of the UK funding table, is gathering momentum.

Hundreds across South Cheshire join protest march over funding formula

Hundreds across South Cheshire join protest march over funding formula

By Jonathan White
Hundreds of families across Cheshire East took part in a protest march in Sandbach against school cuts under the Government’s planned National Funding Formula.

The march was led by campaign organiser and Nantwich mum and teacher Laura Smith.

Nantwich apprentices renovate Leighton Hospital garden

Nantwich apprentices renovate Leighton Hospital garden

Green-fingered Nantwich apprentices helped to renovate a garden for patients at Leighton Hospital.

The Reaseheath College students teamed up for the project as part of National Apprenticeship Week.

Nantwich pupils gain top football tips from young Crewe Alexandra stars

Nantwich pupils gain top football tips from young Crewe Alexandra stars

Sporty pupils from a Nantwich school gained top tips from the future stars of Crewe Alexandra FC at a football tournament.

Millfields Primary youngsters were part of the tournament which formed an assessment for Crewe Alex apprentices studying BTECs at Reaseheath College.

Laura Smith, organiser, with protestors

Second South Cheshire protest against NFF school funding cuts planned

Campaigners in South Cheshire are planning a second protest against the proposed National Funding Formula which could see budget cuts in schools.

Hundreds of families gathered in Nantwich town square a week ago to voice their anger at the NFF which could see local schools more than 3% worse off.

March 6, 2017 0 comments News, Politics, Schools & Colleges
Families flock to Reaseheath College lambing weekend in Nantwich

Families flock to Reaseheath College lambing weekend in Nantwich

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

Undeterred by wintry weather, hundreds filled the college’s lambing sheds to meet the newborns and many were lucky enough to experience a live birth.

More than 93% offered first choice school in Cheshire East, figures show

More than 93% offered first choice school in Cheshire East, figures show

More than 93% of parents in Cheshire East have been offered their first choice secondary school, today’s 2017 admissions figures show.

This is 9.6% better than the 2016 national average of 84.1%.

Nantwich students team up to help abandoned dog Tilly

Nantwich students team up to help abandoned dog Tilly

Reaseheath College students in Nantwich have joined forces to help a young abandoned dog in desperate need of veterinary care.

Tilly the cross bred terrier is being fostered by Reaseheath lecturer Emma Caskie while she waits for two life-changing operations to ease painful knee joints.

February 28, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News, Schools & Colleges
Hundreds protest in Nantwich town square over Govt school funding plans

Hundreds protest in Nantwich town square over Govt school funding plans

Hundreds of families across Cheshire East gathered in Nantwich today to protest at school cuts under the Government’s planned National Funding Formula.

Teachers and parents in Nantwich and Crewe fear the new NFF will see Cheshire East worse off, facing a 4.5% cut in budgets over the next two years.

Malbank pupils awarded £200 by Asda Community Champion

Malbank pupils awarded £200 by Asda Community Champion

Staff and students from Malbank School and Sixth Form College’s technology department have been awarded a £200 grant from Asda.

The Nantwich pupils have benefited from the supermarket’s Community Champion scheme.

February 25, 2017 0 comments Charity news, News, Schools & Colleges
Families set to flock to Reaseheath College in Nantwich for lambing event

Families set to flock to Reaseheath College in Nantwich for lambing event

Hundreds of families will be flocking to Reaseheath College in Nantwich on the first two weekends of March for the popular lambing event.

The lambing weekends have been a major draw to the college over the past 21 years.

Nantwich pupils face fears as class invaded by exotic animals

Nantwich pupils face fears as class invaded by exotic animals

Youngsters in Nantwich faced their fears head on – when they handled exotic animals like snakes, tarantulas and scorpions!

Pupils and staff at Pear Tree Primary in Stapeley were treated to a special visit from Simon Airey, of Corner Exotics in Shrewsbury.

February 21, 2017 0 comments News, Schools & Colleges