Schools & Colleges

Villages school near Nantwich scoops two ‘health’ awards

Villages school near Nantwich scoops two ‘health’ awards

Calveley Primary Academy near Nantwich has scooped two awards for its focus on the health and wellbeing of pupils.

The school, set in countryside off the A51, places strong emphasis on making sure pupils are cared for physically and mentally.

April 5, 2024
Pupils at Millfields Primary Academy dance for cancer charities

Pupils at Millfields Primary Academy dance for cancer charities

Students at Millfields Primary Academy in Nantwich showcased their dance moves during a “Dance-A-Thon” which raised a whopping £3,000 for two cancer charities.

The event, organised by the school’s pupil leadership team, was held in honour of much-loved staff member Mr Cornes, who lost his wife Pam to cancer last year.

March 28, 2024
Dairy apprentices graduate from University Centre Reaseheath

Dairy apprentices graduate from University Centre Reaseheath

Thirteen aspiring dairy professionals who have been studying at University Centre Reaseheath (UCR) in Nantwich have graduated at a ceremony held in Chester’s historic cathedral.

Members of Cohort 12 on UCR’s industry-focused Eden programme joined peers from the Faculty of Science, Business and Enterprise at the University of Chester for their graduation ceremony.

March 27, 2024
Families flock to Reaseheath College’s lambing weekend

Families flock to Reaseheath College’s lambing weekend

Thousands of visitors enjoyed early spring-time experience when Reaseheath College in Nantwich opened its lambing sheds and zoo to the public.

The sell-out family event, a major draw to Nantwich for the past 27 years, saw 5,000 visitors from across the region flocking to the college over the two days.

March 21, 2024
Councillors unveil plan for Nantwich Youth Arts Festival

Councillors unveil plan for Nantwich Youth Arts Festival

Town councillors have unveiled early plans for a new Nantwich Youth Arts Festival.

And it’s hoped the idea will grow and become an “international” event in years to come.

March 18, 2024
Pear Tree primary school in Nantwich celebrates 21st birthday

Pear Tree primary school in Nantwich celebrates 21st birthday

A primary school in Nantwich celebrated its 21st birthday with a special party attended by Crewe and Nantwich MP Dr Kieran Mullan.

Pear Tree Primary School in Stapeley first opened its doors in September 2003.

March 18, 2024
Cheshire East SEND deficit “threatens existence of council” says councillor

Cheshire East SEND deficit “threatens existence of council” says councillor

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council’s ballooning special needs budget deficit is so serious it “threatens the very existence of the council”, a councillor said.

The DSG (dedicated school grant) deficit currently stands at about £90 million.

March 8, 2024
94% of Cheshire East parents receive first choice secondary school

94% of Cheshire East parents receive first choice secondary school

Education bosses say 94% of parents in Cheshire East received their first preference secondary school on national secondary school offer day.

More than 4,900 applications were received from parents and carers whose children will be moving up to secondary school in Cheshire East in September 2024.

March 2, 2024
Football pundit Gary Neville talks to students at Cheshire College

Football pundit Gary Neville talks to students at Cheshire College

Football pundit and former England player Gary Neville spoke to students and staff at Cheshire College – South & West when he visited the Crewe campus.

Neville, who’s career spans across the worlds of sport, broadcasting and education, called in to the college yesterday (February 29).

March 1, 2024
Criminology student from Nantwich becomes published author

Criminology student from Nantwich becomes published author

A criminology student from Nantwich is celebrating after becoming a published author.

Second-year Keele University student Alex Godfrey is co-author of “The Criminal Classes: Who Does Society Fear and Why?” alongside her dad Barry, a former Professor of Criminology.

February 25, 2024
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HSE inspectors probe Reaseheath College student’s saw injuries

An investigation into how a student suffered serious hand injuries at Reaseheath College in Nantwich is continuing, the Health and Safety Executive has confirmed.

HSE investigators were back at the college last week to conduct further interviews around the incident.

February 23, 2024
Reaseheath College students design bungalow for disabled

Reaseheath College students design bungalow for disabled

Reaseheath College construction students in Nantwich gained valuable skills after working with industry to design a bungalow for people with disabilities.

Students praised the industry-led project which has allowed them to gain valuable skills and experience for future careers.

February 14, 2024
Cheshire East Council delays decision on axing school meals service

Cheshire East Council delays decision on axing school meals service

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East is to hold talks with headteachers about ending its loss-making school meals service but councillors didn’t make the expected decision to close it.

The council’s catering service, operating under the name of Fresh, currently provides lunches and snacks to 87 schools and employs approximately 270 people.

February 13, 2024