Schools & Colleges

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
MP Kieran Mullan goes back to school in Nantwich

MP Kieran Mullan goes back to school in Nantwich

MP Kieran Mullan went back to school in Nantwich to celebrate activities designed to boost the health and wellbeing of children and inspire the next generation of politicians.

March 1, 2020
Retail giant AO sets vehicle challenge for South Cheshire schools

Retail giant AO sets vehicle challenge for South Cheshire schools

Online electricals retailer AO are calling on young minds across South Cheshire to help reduce their carbon footprint.

The Big Bang Green Logistics Challenge is a competition for schools across the borough to design an environmentally friendly vehicle for the AO logistics team.

February 29, 2020
Reaseheath lambing event cancelled on February 29

Reaseheath lambing event cancelled on February 29

Reaseheath College has been forced to cancel tomorrow’s lambing event due to forecast stormy weather.

February 28, 2020
Pupils and staff to return to Brine Leas amid latest Coronavirus guidance

Pupils and staff to return to Brine Leas amid latest Coronavirus guidance

Pupils and staff from Brine Leas School in Nantwich showing no flu-like symptoms after a ski trip to Northern Italy can return to school, latest guidance has said.

A number of teachers and around 95 students were sent home today by headteacher David Cole as a precaution against potential Coronavirus after they had spent a week on their ski trip in Northern Italy.

February 25, 2020
Brine Leas closes Sixth Form over Coronavirus fears after Italy ski trip

Brine Leas closes Sixth Form over Coronavirus fears after Italy ski trip

A Nantiwch sixth form has been closed due to staff shortages after teachers who returned from ski trip in Italy were told to self-quarantine over Coronavirus fears.

It’s believed up to 12 teachers and 100 students who were on the week-long trip to Folgaria in Northern Italy have been told to stay at home for 14 days.

February 25, 2020
Reaseheath student crowned runner up in national dairy contest

Reaseheath student crowned runner up in national dairy contest

An agriculture undergraduate from Reaseheath College in Nantwich has been crowned runner-up in a national dairy competition.

Olivia Edgerton was second in the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) 2020 ‘Dairy Student of the Year’ contest.

February 24, 2020
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