Schools & Colleges

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
Highfields Academy in Nantwich launches wellbeing schemes

Highfields Academy in Nantwich launches wellbeing schemes

Pupils and staff at Highfields Academy in Nantwich are continuing their wellbeing drive with new initiatives in 2019.

The school has already won a Bronze Award Self Care from the NHS South Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group for signposting families to the 111 national
health helpline.

January 30, 2019
Brine Leas pupils help raise £40,000 in Rudolph Runs hospice event

Brine Leas pupils help raise £40,000 in Rudolph Runs hospice event

Nantwich pupils who took part in Rudolph Runs for St Luke’s Hospice have helped to raise £40,000 towards patient care.

Fundraisers at St Luke’s were overwhelmed by the response to the festive fun runs with 43 schools, nurseries and Girl Guide groups signing up and hosting their own Rudolph Run in December.

January 22, 2019
Malbank headteacher “disappointed” at critical Ofsted inspection

Malbank headteacher “disappointed” at critical Ofsted inspection

The headteacher of Malbank School in Nantwich said she is “disappointed” with the latest Ofsted report which says the school “requires improvement” overall.

Inspectors say the school on Welsh Row requires improvement in all categories, including leadership/management, quality of teaching, outcomes for pupils, and personal development/behaviour.

January 21, 2019
House of Commons Speaker John Bercow takes Brexit break to visit Nantwich!

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow takes Brexit break to visit Nantwich!

All ‘ayes’ were on John Bercow today when the Speaker of the House of Commons took a break from the chaos of Brexit and Parliament – to visit Nantwich and Crewe.

Mr Bercow took time out after being invited to South Cheshire by Crewe & Nantwich Labour MP Laura Smith.

January 18, 2019
Four-legged pupils begin classes at Nantwich primary school

Four-legged pupils begin classes at Nantwich primary school

A dog training team is hoping their four-legged pupils all get an A star when they start weekend dog training classes at a Nantwich school.

The Dogs Trust Dog School Shropshire and Cheshire team will be holding classes on Saturdays at Nantwich Primary Academy on Manor Road from next month.

January 18, 2019
Nantwich Primary Academy celebrates turnaround amid Ofsted Good rating

Nantwich Primary Academy celebrates turnaround amid Ofsted Good rating

Nantwich Primary Academy and Nursery has been rated as “Good” by Ofsted inspectors following its latest visit.

The report marks an amazing transformation over the last three years after it was placed in special measures in 2014 under its old name, Wyche Primary School.

January 9, 2019
Reaseheath College Food Centre earns world-first certification from BRC

Reaseheath College Food Centre earns world-first certification from BRC

Reaseheath College’s Food Centre in Nantwich has become the first educational institution in the world to achieve Grade AA certification for food safety from the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

It is the highest possible benchmark for best practice in food manufacture.

December 30, 2018
Staff and pupils at Weaver School in Nantwich celebrate new building

Staff and pupils at Weaver School in Nantwich celebrate new building

Staff and children at Weaver Primary in Nantwich are celebrating the completion of their new look school building.

The work, completed just before Christmas and seven weeks ahead of schedule, means all pupils can now be accommodated in the maim building and not in mobile classrooms.

December 27, 2018