Schools & Colleges

39 cases and 2,960 pupils impacted by Covid in Cheshire East schools

39 cases and 2,960 pupils impacted by Covid in Cheshire East schools

There have been 39 positive Covid cases in schools across Cheshire East, latest figures show.

And it has resulted in as many as 2,960 pupils and 123 staff having to self-isolate, says Cheshire East Council.

October 19, 2020
Brine Leas Sixth Form to close again with new Covid case

Brine Leas Sixth Form to close again with new Covid case

Brine Leas Sixth Form in Nantwich has been closed for the second time in a week after another positive Covid case.

The school said they have been informed of a positive Covid-19 case in one of its Year 13 students.

October 15, 2020
School application process opens for 2021 in Cheshire East

School application process opens for 2021 in Cheshire East

Cheshire East Council has opened school applications for primary and secondary places in September 2021.

Parents are being urged to complete their applications before the deadlines of October 31 for secondary and January 15 for primary.

October 14, 2020
Brine Leas Sixth Form closes due to positive COVID case

Brine Leas Sixth Form closes due to positive COVID case

Brine Leas Sixth Form in Nantwich has closed today due to a positive case of COVID-19.

It’s believed one of the Year 12 or 13 students has tested positive.

October 8, 2020
Willaston Primary School closes year groups after positive Covid test

Willaston Primary School closes year groups after positive Covid test

Willaston Primary School has sent two year groups home after one of its pupils tested positive for Covid-19.

It’s believed years 3 and 4 have been sent home and those pupils will have to self isolate for two weeks, to return on October 14.

October 2, 2020
Cheshire College to offer T Level qualifications from 2021

Cheshire College to offer T Level qualifications from 2021

Cheshire College – South & West is the only college in Cheshire to offer the new T Level qualifications.

T Levels aim to fast track learners’ careers in a range of vocational areas and will be offered from September 2021.

September 28, 2020
Cheshire East councillor tells parents to switch off engines outside schools

Cheshire East councillor tells parents to switch off engines outside schools

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Parents collecting their children from school should switch their engines off to help improve air quality, says a Cheshire East Councillor.

Cllr Mick Warren, CEC cabinet member for communities, said “idling engines” is adding pollution and impacting on health.

September 23, 2020
Five-year-old’s Snowdon climb in aid of village school in Nantwich

Five-year-old’s Snowdon climb in aid of village school in Nantwich

A big-hearted Nantwich boy is climbing up Snowdon with his dad to help raise hundreds of pounds for his village school.

Five-year-old Jack McIntyre wanted to help raise money for the Friends of Acton School PTA.

September 23, 2020
Brine Leas headteacher calls for Network Rail apology over image of pupils

Brine Leas headteacher calls for Network Rail apology over image of pupils

A Nantwich school headteacher has demanded an apology from Network Rail for using an image of its pupils taken more than two years ago to highlight rail safety.

The image, which we have chosen not to publish but has been shared widely, shows two former Brine Leas pupils in school uniform posing on a section of rail tracks between Nantwich station and London Road level crossing.

September 10, 2020
Parents’ victory as school routes restored for post 16 Audlem pupils

Parents’ victory as school routes restored for post 16 Audlem pupils

Parents have scored a major victory in a battle to restore bus services for sixth form students in Audlem travelling to schools in Nantwich.

Our story earlier this week and parental pressure on Cheshire East Council has prompted swift action after we revealed up to 30 post-16 students were left stranded with no way to get to school.

September 10, 2020
Hundreds of laptops given to vulnerable Cheshire East children in lockdown

Hundreds of laptops given to vulnerable Cheshire East children in lockdown

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Vulnerable children in Cheshire East were given hundreds of laptops from the Government during the coronavirus lockdown, new figures reveal.

The Department for Education provided 200,000 devices to local authorities and school trusts between May and July to help children access remote learning while schools were closed.

September 9, 2020
Audlem sixth form pupils “stranded” as Cheshire East pulls transport

Audlem sixth form pupils “stranded” as Cheshire East pulls transport

Angry parents say sixth form students in Audlem have been left “stranded” and unable to get to school in Nantwich after public transport was pulled by Cheshire East Council.

It’s feared up to 30 students could be affected by Cheshire East’s decision not to provide school transport for Brine Leas year 12 and 13 students.

September 8, 2020
Over 92% attendance at fully open Cheshire East schools

Over 92% attendance at fully open Cheshire East schools

Pupils, parents and staff in Cheshire East have been praised by education chiefs after figures showed attendance at fully open schools was more than 92%.

There were fears that many parents would continue to keep children off school amid the Coronavirus pandemic when classes restarted this week.

September 5, 2020