Schools & Colleges

Nantwich schools to have phased re-opening, says Cheshire East

Nantwich schools to have phased re-opening, says Cheshire East

Schools across Nantwich and Crewe will undergo a “phased” re-opening in June, Cheshire East Council has announced.

But parents will not be “pressured” or face non-attendance fines if they do not wish to send children to school.

May 20, 2020
Nantwich headteacher stunned as she stars on BBC One Show

Nantwich headteacher stunned as she stars on BBC One Show

A Nantwich headteacher was stunned when she became the star of the BBC’s One Show.

Pear Tree Primary head Boo Edleston was surprised as she was in the middle of a story-telling session with key worker pupils attending the school.

May 19, 2020
Brine Leas student from Wistaston through to national song competition

Brine Leas student from Wistaston through to national song competition

A Brine Leas School student is one of the top ten finalists in the national song academy 2020 Young Songwriters Competition.

Cathy Jain, from Wistaston, has made it through from hundreds entries in her category across the UK in the contest run by The Song Academy.

May 7, 2020
Reaseheath College staff help develop vital NHS equipment

Reaseheath College staff help develop vital NHS equipment

Reaseheath College staff have been making a difference to the working lives of frontline NHS staff in the region.

Lecturers at the Nantwich college have designed and produced attachments which make surgical face-masks more comfortable to wear.

May 4, 2020
98% of Cheshire East parents offered primary school place of choice

98% of Cheshire East parents offered primary school place of choice

Cheshire East Council says 98% of parents have been offered the primary school place of their choice for youngsters set to start school in September.

Offer letters have been sent to families with 98.1% of Cheshire East residents offered a preference school and 91.4% offered their first choice.

April 23, 2020
Nantwich girl, 7, earns national praise for poem about life in lockdown

Nantwich girl, 7, earns national praise for poem about life in lockdown

A seven-year-old Nantwich girl has received national recognition after penning a brilliant poem about life in lockdown in her home town!

Marley Sharp was reading Michael Rosen’s “A to Z: The Best Children’s Poetry” and was inspired to reply to the “Laughter Rap in Plastic Town” poem by John Agard.

April 16, 2020
John Platt Travel Scholarship up for grabs at Reaseheath College in Nantwich

John Platt Travel Scholarship up for grabs at Reaseheath College in Nantwich

Applications are open for this year’s John Platt Travel Scholarship run by Reaseheath College in Nantwich in partnership with Cheshire Agricultural Society.

April 13, 2020
Equine students in Nantwich hail local vet’s online lectures

Equine students in Nantwich hail local vet’s online lectures

Equine science undergraduates Reaseheath in Nantwich have praised a local vet for helping them keep on track with their final year degree studies during the pandemic.

April 10, 2020
Reaseheath Vice Principal retires after 36 years’ service

Reaseheath Vice Principal retires after 36 years’ service

One of Reaseheath College’s longest serving staff members, Vice Principal Dave Kynaston, has retired after 36 years of unbroken service at the Nantwich college.

Dave was a student at the then Cheshire College of Agriculture in 1977 and returned in 1983 to become a lecturer in farm building construction, estate maintenance, mechanisation and engineering.

March 27, 2020
Equine students in Nantwich learn from showjumping designer

Equine students in Nantwich learn from showjumping designer

Equine students keen to join Reaseheath College’s arena parties have picked up top tips from national show jumping course designer Sue Barratt.

March 20, 2020
Nantwich secondary schools scale back as staffing hit by Coronavirus crisis

Nantwich secondary schools scale back as staffing hit by Coronavirus crisis

Secondary schools in Nantwich are being forced to scale back teaching and ask pupils to study at home as they are hit by staffing problems caused by the Coronavirus crisis.

March 17, 2020
97% of Cheshire East parents secure preference school places

97% of Cheshire East parents secure preference school places

Cheshire East Council says 97% of parents have secured preferential secondary school places for their children for September 2020.

March 9, 2020
Hundreds of families enjoy first Reaseheath lambing event of year

Hundreds of families enjoy first Reaseheath lambing event of year

Visitors to Reaseheath College in Nantwich enjoyed an early taste of Spring over the weekend despite the wintry weather.

Although Storm Jorge forced the cancellation of Saturday’s Lambing and Zoo event, the Nantwich college was able to open its new lambing sheds to the public as planned on Sunday.

March 2, 2020