Schools & Colleges

Police probe social media “threats” against Brine Leas School in Nantwich

Police probe social media “threats” against Brine Leas School in Nantwich

Police have launched a probe into alleged threats made on social media towards Brine Leas School in Nantwich.

Headteacher David Cole called in the police after “threatening messages” were reported as seen on Instagram and Snapchat.

May 14, 2019
Reaseheath College “health and wellbeing” team honoured in national awards

Reaseheath College “health and wellbeing” team honoured in national awards

Reaseheath College’s Health and Wellbeing team has been recognised by the Association of Colleges (AoC) at its national awards.

The Nantwich college’s team of professionals was runner-up in the Mental Health and Wellbeing category of the AoC Beacon Awards, which showcase best practice and innovation among colleges.

April 29, 2019
93% parents offered first choice primary school, says Cheshire East Council

93% parents offered first choice primary school, says Cheshire East Council

Nearly 93% of parents have secured their first choice primary school for September 2019 admission, according to Cheshire East Council.

Admissions figures show local schools offered 98.4% of Cheshire East residents a place at a school of their choice – with nearly 93% being offered their first preference.

April 27, 2019
Reaseheath students rescue “beached” whale and dolphins!

Reaseheath students rescue “beached” whale and dolphins!

A beached pilot whale and several dolphins and seals have been successfully rescued from the front lawn at Reaseheath College in Nantwich.

But thankfully this was a simulated rescue to enable 40 Animal Science students to gain an internationally recognised qualification in wildlife rescue!

April 26, 2019
Highfields Academy Children enjoy cracking Easter fun

Highfields Academy Children enjoy cracking Easter fun

Children enjoyed a range of cracking activities as part of an Easter school holiday club in Nantwich.

Pupils from primary schools across Nantwich and nearby villages were kept entertained during half term at Highfields Academy, Cumberland Avenue.

April 22, 2019
Parents slam soaring number of school attendance fines in Cheshire

Parents slam soaring number of school attendance fines in Cheshire

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Fines for taking children out of school during term time have been slammed by parents – but MPs insist youngsters’ attendance is crucial.

It was revealed last week that the number of fines issued to parents in Cheshire in the first year following a high-profile court battle soared compared to previous years.

April 18, 2019
Brine Leas and Malbank schools awarded NCS champion status

Brine Leas and Malbank schools awarded NCS champion status

Brine Leas and Malbank in Nantwich are among five schools in South Cheshire to be awarded champion school status for their involvement in National Citizen Service.

The NCS is a government-backed youth programme for teenagers, helping them develop broader skills and values.

April 12, 2019
Sharp rise in fines issued to parents in Cheshire for absent pupils

Sharp rise in fines issued to parents in Cheshire for absent pupils

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
The number of fines issued to Cheshire parents who take their children out of school during term time has soared following a landmark court ruling.

Figures released by the Government show in 2017-18, Cheshire East Council issued 1,400 fixed penalty notices compared to 220 in 2016-17.

April 10, 2019
Pupils rise to occasion at Reaseheath College ‘cake-off’ contest in Nantwich

Pupils rise to occasion at Reaseheath College ‘cake-off’ contest in Nantwich

Secondary school pupils rose to the occasion when competing in a Junior Cake-Off competition run by Reaseheath College in Nantwich.

Teams from schools across the region were challenged to bake and decorate a cake with a Spring theme which showcased their skills with sugar paste and buttercream.

April 5, 2019
Nantwich pupils enjoy Time Capsule competition at new Tesni housing scheme

Nantwich pupils enjoy Time Capsule competition at new Tesni housing scheme

Youngsters from three Nantwich schools donned their hard hats on a new housing development as part of a time capsule competition!

Year 4 pupils at Highfields Academy, St Anne’s Catholic Primary School and Acton C of E Primary School were challenged to fill a capsule which could be buried on the site of the new Tesni Homes development on Welshman’s Lane.

April 3, 2019
Council and NHS bid to improve SEN services in Cheshire East

Council and NHS bid to improve SEN services in Cheshire East

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Work is under way to improve services for youngsters with special educational needs (SEN) in Cheshire East following a damning inspection last year.

Cheshire East Council and local NHS providers were criticised following a joint inspection from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Ofsted last March – with inspectors hitting out at ‘serious weaknesses’ in provision.

March 27, 2019
Nantwich children wear Silly Socks for Down’s Syndrome fundraiser

Nantwich children wear Silly Socks for Down’s Syndrome fundraiser

Silly socks were the order of the day when a Nantwich pre-school group staged a fundraiser for Down’s Syndrome.

Children at Little Crickets marked World Down Syndrome Day by taking part in the ‘Lots of Socks’ campaign which raises money and awareness of the condition.

March 22, 2019
Nantwich college student scoops national Crufts title

Nantwich college student scoops national Crufts title

Reaseheath College canine student Paige Jepson beat off strong competition to take a national title at Crufts, the world’s most prestigious dog show.

The 21-year-old was overall winner of the Young Kennel Club’s (YKC) ‘Young Person of the Year Award’ for being a role model to young people and their dogs.

March 20, 2019