Schools & Colleges

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.

Reaseheath College Family Festival set to pull in crowds

Reaseheath College Family Festival set to pull in crowds

Reaseheath College’s Family Festival is gearing up to pull in thousands of visitors.

The action-packed festival, on the college’s Nantwich campus on Sunday May 14, will feature an array of performances an entertainment.

Stapeley mum Laura Smith selected as Labour parliamentary candidate

Stapeley mum Laura Smith selected as Labour parliamentary candidate

Stapeley businesswoman Laura Smith has been selected as Labour parliamentary candidate to fight for the Crewe and Nantwich seat in June.

The 32-year-old was selected by the Labour group ahead of the party’s 2015 candidate Adrian Heald.

Nantwich children’s nurseries boosted by £750,000 free places funding

Nantwich children’s nurseries boosted by £750,000 free places funding

Two nurseries near Nantwich are among five to share more than £745,000 of government funding to boost free nursery places.

Rope Green Farm Day Nursery in Willaston, and Bramley Hedge Day Nursery in Bunbury, are to benefit from the capital funding.

14 Nantwich schools compete in art and handwriting contest

14 Nantwich schools compete in art and handwriting contest

All 14 Nantwich primary schools are participating in the Rotary Club of Nantwich Primary School Art and Handwriting Competition.

For the fourth year running, Edward Timpson MP will present £850 worth of prizes at Nantwich Museum on May 13.

Crewe Engineering & Design UTC new building nears completion

Crewe Engineering & Design UTC new building nears completion

Crewe Engineering & Design UTC is to open a new building ready for an intake of students in September.

The expansion will offer a new modern learning environment designed to motivate and inspire students at the new centre.

April 5, 2017 0 comments Environment, News, Schools & Colleges
Free transport for South Cheshire College students under new scheme

Free transport for South Cheshire College students under new scheme

Students travelling to study at South Cheshire College from September 2017 will receive free transport in a new sustainability scheme.

All 16-19 year old students enrolled on a full-time course will be eligible to access free transport throughout the academic year.

April 4, 2017 0 comments Environment, News, Schools & Colleges
South Cheshire and West Cheshire Colleges merge to create 11,000-student FE body

South Cheshire and West Cheshire Colleges merge to create 11,000-student FE body

South Cheshire College and West Cheshire College have today formally merged to create a new FE College for Cheshire.

The newly formed college, which will have an annual turnover of £40m with more than 11,000 students and 1,300 apprentices, will retain the existing brands of South Cheshire College and West Cheshire College at its campuses in Crewe, Ellesmere Port and Chester.

40 Crewe and Nantwich pupils enjoy Reaseheath graduation

40 Crewe and Nantwich pupils enjoy Reaseheath graduation

Forty pupils from Crewe and Nantwich primary schools enjoyed a taste of what it is like to graduate.

The youngsters attended an amazing graduation ceremony at Reaseheath College in Nantwich.

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.