Schools & Colleges

Cheshire East employ firm to review school transport provision

Cheshire East employ firm to review school transport provision

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East has employed a company to review its home to school transport provision as the cost soars.

The council says the costs of travel support for children and young people have increased significantly over recent years and are continuing to put pressure on its budget.

May 21, 2022
Nantwich schools and businesses team up for Jubilee celebration

Nantwich schools and businesses team up for Jubilee celebration

Nantwich schools, businesses and the town’s museum are teaming up for a joint initiative to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Nantwich Educational Partnership (NEP) has approached nine businesses in Nantwich to seek space in their windows to showcase the artistic talents of the town’s young people.

May 20, 2022
Plans to expand South Cheshire special school set to be approved

Plans to expand South Cheshire special school set to be approved

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Plans to expand a special school in South Cheshire and provide an extra 80 places for children with severe learning difficulties look set to be approved next week.

Springfield School in Crewe is the only school in the south of the borough for children and young people with severe learning difficulties and profound and multiple learning difficulties.

May 17, 2022
Reaseheath College “Class of 2020” enjoy belated graduation

Reaseheath College “Class of 2020” enjoy belated graduation

They have waited patiently for two years – and now Reaseheath College graduates of 2020 have finally celebrated!

The graduates marked their success from 2020 at a spectacular graduation ceremony in Chester Cathedral, after Covid prevented previous attempts.

May 11, 2022
Search on for next junior recycling champion in Cheshire East

Search on for next junior recycling champion in Cheshire East

Primary schools in Nantwich are helping Cheshire East find the borough’s next junior recycling champion!

Teachers can nominate a selection of pupils as junior recycling officers.

May 4, 2022
CEC spends staggering £230,000 a week on taxis for school pupils

CEC spends staggering £230,000 a week on taxis for school pupils

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council spends more than £230,000 a week on taxis taking children to and from school.

Figures obtained by the Local Democracy Reporting Service (LDRS) through Freedom of Information (FOI) reveal the council pays for 887 children to go to school by taxi at an approximate cost of £231,959.67 per week.

April 25, 2022
Reaseheath College collaborates on new skills competition

Reaseheath College collaborates on new skills competition

Talented students from partner colleges in Cheshire and Warrington have been battling it out in WorldSkills-style competitions designed to raise skill levels to meet employer needs.

The Cheshire Skills Competition is a new collaboration between Reaseheath College in Nantwich, Cheshire College South & West, Warrington & Vale Royal College and Macclesfield College.

April 25, 2022
98% of Cheshire East parents given preferred primary school

98% of Cheshire East parents given preferred primary school

Parents across Cheshire East found out today if they had secured places for their child at a preferred primary school.

And Cheshire East Council say more than 98% have received their preferred school.

April 19, 2022
Careers Convention staged at Brine Leas in Nantwich

Careers Convention staged at Brine Leas in Nantwich

Students at Brine Leas School in Nantwich were given a flavour of the potential future jobs at a busy Careers Convention.

Many organisations ranging from the NHS to Stoke City to local businesses in Nantwich attended the day – the first in-person one to be held since the pandemic.

April 5, 2022
Cheshire College marks five-year anniversary since merger

Cheshire College marks five-year anniversary since merger

Cheshire College – South & West is celebrating its five-year anniversary following the merger of South Cheshire College and West Cheshire College.

The milestone coincides with the Higher Education Graduation Ceremony at Chester Cathedral.

April 3, 2022
Millfields Primary “very special place” say Ofsted inspectors

Millfields Primary “very special place” say Ofsted inspectors

Millfields Primary School in Nantwich has been hailed as a “very special place” by Ofsted during a recent inspection.

The school and nursey, off Marsh Lane, was given an overall “Good” rating after the inspection visited in January.

April 2, 2022
CEC contacts Government over Covid pressure on schools

CEC contacts Government over Covid pressure on schools

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East has contacted Government education chiefs about the growing pressure on schools as teachers continue to pick up Covid from pupils.

Director of education Jacky Forster told the council’s children and families committee that Covid was having a bigger impact in primary than secondary schools at present.

March 28, 2022
Reaseheath College Centenary Wood celebrates special occasions

Reaseheath College Centenary Wood celebrates special occasions

Reaseheath College conservation students have celebrated the Nantwich college’s 100th birthday and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by planting a new wood of carbon busting trees.

The 800 trees – a wide mix of British native species – were donated by The Conservation Volunteers as part of its ‘I Dig Trees’ campaign.

March 28, 2022