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Latest league tables show performance of primary schools in Nantwich

Latest league tables show performance of primary schools in Nantwich

The Government’s latest league tables for Nantwich primary schools have been published, rating schools on the improvement shown by pupils in reading, writing and maths.

The tables show the percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard by the end of Key Stage 2 (year 6), compared to where pupils were at the end of Key Stage 1 (year 2).

Brine Leas performers earn £1,000 towards Venice trip

Brine Leas performers earn £1,000 towards Venice trip

Christmas has come early to friends in a Nantwich school choir and band after receiving a £1,000 donation towards their trip to Venice.

The money, donated by The County Group, means Brine Leas School Choir and its Concert Band, can look forward to a trip of a lifetime next summer.

December 13, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News, Schools & Colleges
Nantwich student wins £1,000 University of Worcester scholarship

Nantwich student wins £1,000 University of Worcester scholarship

A student from Nantwich has earned a £1,000 scholarship for outstanding academic achievement in his university studies.

Joshua Ollier was presented with the scholarship by the University of Worcester’s Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive, Professor David Green, at a special ceremony.

December 11, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News, Schools & Colleges
Winter freeze hits Crewe and Nantwich – in pictures

Winter freeze hits Crewe and Nantwich – in pictures

The winter  freeze has brought joy and frustration to families across Crewe and Nantwich.

Thousands enjoyed the weekend snow as young and old went sledging, built snowmen and enjoyed gorgeous Winter walks.

Reaseheath College food team names new centre after colleague

Reaseheath College food team names new centre after colleague

Reaseheath College’s Food Industry department has honoured a former colleague by dedicating a technical centre to him.

Derek Allen, who died last year, was the Nantwich college’s commercial senior technologist and had worked at Reaseheath since 2008.

December 8, 2017 0 comments News, Schools & Colleges
Millfields Primary pupils join Rotary to plant 105 trees at Coed Wen

Millfields Primary pupils join Rotary to plant 105 trees at Coed Wen

Millfields Primary School pupils joined Nantwich Rotary volunteers for tree planting at Coed Wen.

Nantwich Rotary Club President Tony Hoy teamed up with the youngsters and Nantwich in Bloom’s Doug Butterill for the project.

November 27, 2017 0 comments Environment, News, Schools & Colleges
Nantwich pupils visited by Mercenaries of Mercia

Nantwich pupils visited by Mercenaries of Mercia

Youngsters at Nantwich Primary Academy and Nursery were taken back in time by some special visitors.

Pupils in Year 4 who have been studying Vikings and Anglo-Saxons, were surprised when members of the Mercenaries of Mercia marched into their class!

November 25, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News, Schools & Colleges
Nantwich tree specialist called in to aid hurricane-hit island

Nantwich tree specialist called in to aid hurricane-hit island

An arboriculture trainer from Nantwich has been helping in the recovery of the Caribbean island of Dominica after it was hit by devastating hurricanes.

Jono Finlow, who trains Reaseheath College students, is a trustee of DART International UK (Disaster Arborist Response Team).

Reaseheath College named ‘Outstanding’ in latest Ofsted inspection

Reaseheath College named ‘Outstanding’ in latest Ofsted inspection

Reaseheath College in Nantwich has been rated ‘Outstanding’ for overall experiences and progress of students by Ofsted in its latest report.

The inspection, held in September, found Reaseheath offers “remarkable experiences and opportunities” for students who make excellent progress while at college.

November 7, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News, Schools & Colleges
Nantwich motoring students meet GB rally star Jade Paveley

Nantwich motoring students meet GB rally star Jade Paveley

Reaseheath College motor vehicle students met GB rally driver Jade Paveley who cruised onto the Nantwich campus with her Mitsubishi Evo 3.

Jade took a few hours out of her Dayinsure Wales Rally GB preparations to meet with Nantwich students.

October 23, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News, Schools & Colleges
Eight South Cheshire College students make Oxford University scheme

Eight South Cheshire College students make Oxford University scheme

A record number of South Cheshire College A-Level students gained a place on the “Access Week Programme” to experience life as a University of Oxford undergraduate.

The partnership aims to inspire students from the North West to make applications to study at Oxbridge and Russell Group Universities.

October 20, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News, Schools & Colleges
Nantwich parents urged to air views on CEC school transport plans

Nantwich parents urged to air views on CEC school transport plans

Nantwich parents are being urged to air their views on Cheshire East Council’s plans to change the way it funds school transport for those who need it.

Plans could include direct payments to eligible parents, only offering transport to pupils more than three miles from school, and changing its free transport policy for those with disabled parents.

October 17, 2017 0 comments News, Politics, Schools & Colleges
Millfields Cubs and Beavers launches new Scout troop for Nantwich

Millfields Cubs and Beavers launches new Scout troop for Nantwich

A new Scout troop has been launched in Nantwich thanks to the success of the 7th Millfields Cubs and Beavers.

It means Nantwich now has two Scout troops to help it cope with demand for places.

October 16, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News, Schools & Colleges