Schools & Colleges

57,000 Cheshire East pupils prepare for return amid easing of Covid rules

57,000 Cheshire East pupils prepare for return amid easing of Covid rules

Up to 57,000 pupils will be returning to schools and colleges across Cheshire East in the next week under fewer Covid safety measures.

Almost 180 schools and colleges have been working with Cheshire East staff to agree arrangements following the recent lifting of national restrictions.

August 28, 2021
Assistant Principal at Cheshire College completes charity cycle challenge

Assistant Principal at Cheshire College completes charity cycle challenge

One of the bosses of Cheshire College has completed a mammoth cycle ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats and back in aid of charity.

Mark Parsons, Assistant Principal of Curriculum, took just 18 days and has raised more than £7,000 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

August 21, 2021
Pupils at Malbank in Nantwich celebrate GCSE results success

Pupils at Malbank in Nantwich celebrate GCSE results success

GCSE students at Malbank School in Nantwich are celebrating a set of “outstanding results”.

And it comes on the back of celebrations of A level students on Tuesday.

August 12, 2021
Cheshire College students achieve “astonishing” 100% A levels pass rate

Cheshire College students achieve “astonishing” 100% A levels pass rate

Around 250 A Level students at Cheshire College celebrated their A Level results at the Crewe Campus today.

And despite the impact of Covid over the past 18 months, they achieved a pass rate of 100% across all 30 A Level subjects.

August 10, 2021
Students at Malbank Sixth Form in Nantwich celebrate A levels success

Students at Malbank Sixth Form in Nantwich celebrate A levels success

Students at Malbank Sixth Form in Nantwich have celebrated top A level results today.

They collected their results after what headteacher John Harrison described as “their most challenging year in education”.

August 10, 2021
Confused CEC bosses forget they own Shavington land

Confused CEC bosses forget they own Shavington land

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
A piece of land near a Shavington school has become an overgrown wilderness – because Cheshire East Council did not realise they owned it!

Grass on the site outside Shavington Primary Academy on Southbank Avenue is about five feet tall and overgrown with weeds.

August 9, 2021
Commemorative flower bed marks Reaseheath College centenary

Commemorative flower bed marks Reaseheath College centenary

A commemorative flower bed celebrating Reaseheath College’s 100th birthday has taken centre stage in Nantwich Town Square.

The project, in partnership with Nantwich in Bloom, marks the start of a year of events and celebrations the college wants to hold, subject to Covid, to mark its significant milestone.

July 26, 2021
Reaseheath College and Rookery Equine launch new training course

Reaseheath College and Rookery Equine launch new training course

Two Nantwich equine specialists have teamed up to launch a training course dedicated to horse hydrotherapy.

Reaseheath College’s Equine Department and Rookery Equine, one of the UK’s leading Rehabilitation, Fitness and Therapy Centres, have formed a partnership to create a one year Level 2 Certificate for Equine Hydrotherapy Assistants, which launches this September.

July 14, 2021
New Nantwich free primary school plans move step closer

New Nantwich free primary school plans move step closer

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Plans for a new primary school in Nantwich moved a step closer when councillors agreed to go out to consultation over the proposals and look for potential sponsors to run it.

As revealed by Nantwich News, the £3.5m free school is earmarked for land close to Nantwich Town’s Weaver Stadium and is needed to cope with rising pupils numbers created by a new housing development.

July 13, 2021
South Cheshire specialist school for autistic children to expand

South Cheshire specialist school for autistic children to expand

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
A special school in South Cheshire rated as outstanding by Ofsted looks set to expand on to a satellite site.

Cheshire East Council wants to remodel and refurbish the Dean Row Centre in Wilmslow as a satellite site for the highly rated Springfield School in Crewe.

July 10, 2021
Millfields School opens fundraising “Fairground Trail” in Nantwich

Millfields School opens fundraising “Fairground Trail” in Nantwich

Millfields Primary School pupils have been encouraging residents to join them on their new Fairground Trail around Nantwich.

The 5km route starts and ends at Millfields School on Marsh Lane, and residents have been decorating their houses along the route.

July 8, 2021
New £3.5 million primary school plan for Nantwich unveiled

New £3.5 million primary school plan for Nantwich unveiled

A proposal for a new “free” primary school in Nantwich has been unveiled by Cheshire East Council.

The school would be built as part of the new Kingsbourne housing development near Nantwich Town’s stadium between Waterlode, the A51 at Reaseheath, and River Weaver.

July 7, 2021
Nantwich student crowned “college champion” ahead of 12,000

Nantwich student crowned “college champion” ahead of 12,000

A Nantwich student is among those crowned “Cheshire College Champions” from almost 12,000 across the county.

Former Brine Leas School student Ella Swindley was one of four A Level learners named as a “Champion” by the College with campuses in Crewe, Chester and Ellesmere Port.

June 28, 2021