Schools & Colleges

Nantwich college students raise more than £16,000 for charities

Nantwich college students raise more than £16,000 for charities

Big-hearted students and staff at Reaseheath College in Nantwich raised more than £16,000 for charities during the academic year.

Most of the funds, £13,157 with more donations still to come, was handed over by members of Reaseheath’s Student Association to local representatives of Diabetes UK at the Student Summer Ball.

July 5, 2019
Nantwich pupils to see work published in new book

Nantwich pupils to see work published in new book

Classmates at a Nantwich school will see their work published in a new book after excelling in a creative writing contest.

Practically all Year 5 pupils at Highfields Academy are celebrating success in The Incredible Diary of… competition run by the Young Writers Publishing
Portal.

June 25, 2019
Young farmers at Reaseheath secure global travel scholarships

Young farmers at Reaseheath secure global travel scholarships

Two young farmers are looking forward to global travel thanks to an annual scholarship run by Reaseheath College and the Cheshire Agricultural Society.

Sarah Heath, a trainee land agent from Tarporley, and Rebecca Kelsall, a herdswoman from Sandbach, have each been awarded £2,000 John Platt Travel Scholarships.

June 24, 2019
Popular Nantwich school site manager scoops national honour

Popular Nantwich school site manager scoops national honour

A primary school site manager in Nantwich has scooped a national “Hardest Working Hands” award!

Keith Challinor, 56, has worked at Pear Tree Primary in Stapeley, since the school first opened 15 years ago.

June 19, 2019
Malbank School bids for expansion to take in 120 more students

Malbank School bids for expansion to take in 120 more students

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Malbank School and Sixth Form College in Nantwich is set to expand to cater for 120 extra students.

Cheshire East Council has given permission for the school on Welsh Row to expand, with work expected to begin later this year.

June 12, 2019
Special needs children “left in limbo” by Cheshire East Council, say lawyers

Special needs children “left in limbo” by Cheshire East Council, say lawyers

Dozens of children with special needs were “left in limbo” after Cheshire East Council failed to meet 2019 school allocation deadline, say specialist lawyers.

Experts say 34 SEN children out of a total of 134 suffered delays in receiving their transition education healthcare plans or statements for 2019.

May 30, 2019
Reaseheath College opens new Halls of Residence on Nantwich campus

Reaseheath College opens new Halls of Residence on Nantwich campus

The latest halls of residence building has been officially opened at Reaseheath College and University Centre in Nantwich.

It brings the total capacity on campus to 850 bedrooms, and is part of a recent £80 million investment.

May 28, 2019
Winners of Nantwich Rotary art and handwriting competition unveiled

Winners of Nantwich Rotary art and handwriting competition unveiled

The winners of the Nantwich Rotary Art & Handwriting competition have picked up their prizes from local MP Laura Smith.

The young winners gathered at Nantwich Museum for the 11th Rotary Club of Nantwich Primary Schools Art and Handwriting Competition.

May 28, 2019
Record breaking crowds enjoy Reaseheath College Family Festival in Nantwich

Record breaking crowds enjoy Reaseheath College Family Festival in Nantwich

Record-breaking crowds thronged to Reaseheath College’s Family Festival, making the event the best and biggest since its launch 23 years ago.

Around 11,000 visitors enjoyed the action-packed event on the college’s Nantwich campus, which offered hundreds of fun activities and displays in a day of perfect spring sunshine.

May 22, 2019
Social media “threats” against Brine Leas in Nantwich are hoax, say police

Social media “threats” against Brine Leas in Nantwich are hoax, say police

Alleged “threats” made against Brine Leas School in Nantwich are hoax, police have said.

Officers were called in after the “threats” were reported as being posted on social media sites including Instagram and Snapchat.

May 17, 2019
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