Schools & Colleges

Big rise in fines handed to Cheshire East parents for taking term-time holidays

Big rise in fines handed to Cheshire East parents for taking term-time holidays

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Thousands of fines have been handed out to Cheshire East parents for taking their children out of school at term-time following a landmark court ruling.

Figures obtained by the Knowledge Academy under the Freedom of Information Act show both Cheshire East and West councils dished out more fixed penalty notices (FPNs) in 2018-19 than in 2017-18.

February 19, 2020
Businesses help Brine Leas students at Careers Convention

Businesses help Brine Leas students at Careers Convention

Scores of Brine Leas students in Nantwich were given a helping hand with their future job aspirations at a Careers Convention.

Local businesses attended the event as Brine Leas opened its doors to national employers, training and apprenticeship providers, and Further and Higher Education organisations.

February 16, 2020
New £8 million training centre opens at Reaseheath College

New £8 million training centre opens at Reaseheath College

A new £8 million technical education centres has been officially opened at Reaseheath College in Nantwich.

The Centre for Advanced Engineering and Agri-Technology will deliver skills in precision engineering, precision farming, service engineering and diagnostic testing.

February 12, 2020
Bunbury Aldersey Primary rated “Good” by Osfted report

Bunbury Aldersey Primary rated “Good” by Osfted report

Bunbury Aldersey CE Primary school has been rated as “good” by Ofsted in its first inspection since becoming part of the Rural Church Schools Academy Trust in 2017.

The school, inspected in January under the new Ofsted framework, was rated outstanding in three out of the five categories.

February 11, 2020
Nantwich Concert Band in harmony at new Highfields home

Nantwich Concert Band in harmony at new Highfields home

Nantwich Concert Band has moved to a new home in the town after striking a chord with players from across South Cheshire.

The growing group is now staging weekly Wednesday rehearsals in the school hall at Highfields Academy, Cumberland Avenue, after out-growing its old base at Brookfield Hall, Shrewbridge Road.

January 31, 2020
Malbank pupil injured in Waterlode accident in Nantwich

Malbank pupil injured in Waterlode accident in Nantwich

A Malbank School pupil was injured after being in collision with a car near the school entrance in Nantwich.

The incident happened as pupils were leaving the school to go home at around 3.15pm today (January 30).

January 30, 2020
Reaseheath College praised by Ofsted and rated “Good” overall

Reaseheath College praised by Ofsted and rated “Good” overall

Reaseheath College in Nantwich has been praised by Ofsted inspectors for the way it prepares students and apprentices for the world of work.

The latest Ofsted report, which rated the college “Good” overall, highlights its practical facilities and “ambitious and enthusiastic lecturers and instructors”.

January 27, 2020
Increased funding for Crewe & Nantwich schools, claims MP Kieran Mullan

Increased funding for Crewe & Nantwich schools, claims MP Kieran Mullan

Crewe and Nantwich MP Kieran Mullan says £66.4 million Government investment in local schools should be welcomed.

He says it is the largest funding boost in a decade, but comes amid growing anger from “Fairer Funding for Schools” campaigners who say Cheshire East is being short-changed.

January 24, 2020
Nantwich school warning after pupils approached by bogus modelling agency

Nantwich school warning after pupils approached by bogus modelling agency

Nantwich parents have been warned about a bogus modelling agency approaching secondary school students in South Cheshire and pressuring them to send inappropriate images.

January 23, 2020
Sky is limit for Reaseheath College students in 10,000ft jump for charity

Sky is limit for Reaseheath College students in 10,000ft jump for charity

Three brave students from Reaseheath College in Nantwich are looking to take to the skies to raise money for the Make a Wish Foundation.

The team of 1st year Business BTech students will undertake a tandem skydive from more than 10,000ft to raise more than £1,200 for the charity.

January 12, 2020
Reaseheath College food centre achieves Grade AA standard

Reaseheath College food centre achieves Grade AA standard

Reaseheath College’s food centre in Nantwich has achieved the highest standards of food safety and hygiene.

The centre was awarded the Grade AA standard for the second year running after being audited by the British Retail Consortium Global Standard (BRCGS) Version 8.

December 29, 2019
Christmas gift for Nantwich Riding for the Disabled

Christmas gift for Nantwich Riding for the Disabled

Christmas came early for Nantwich and District Riding for the Disabled, based at Reaseheath College’s Equine Department.

Janet Maughan, of Overwater Marina, presented RDA volunteers Irene Pawsey and Liz Cleghorn and Bobby the pony with a donation instead of sending out Christmas cards to the marina’s clients and suppliers.

December 26, 2019
Reaseheath students donate 16 boxes to Nantwich Foodbank

Reaseheath students donate 16 boxes to Nantwich Foodbank

Reaseheath College students and staff in Nantwich have donated 16 large boxes of food to help people who are in need in their local community.

All departments from the Nantwich college were involved in the collection of in-date, non perishable food, ranging from meal basics to festive treats, which has now been delivered to Nantwich Foodbank.

December 19, 2019