Schools & Colleges

Highfields Academy in Nantwich launches wellbeing schemes

Highfields Academy in Nantwich launches wellbeing schemes

Pupils and staff at Highfields Academy in Nantwich are continuing their wellbeing drive with new initiatives in 2019.

The school has already won a Bronze Award Self Care from the NHS South Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group for signposting families to the 111 national
health helpline.

January 30, 2019
Brine Leas pupils help raise £40,000 in Rudolph Runs hospice event

Brine Leas pupils help raise £40,000 in Rudolph Runs hospice event

Nantwich pupils who took part in Rudolph Runs for St Luke’s Hospice have helped to raise £40,000 towards patient care.

Fundraisers at St Luke’s were overwhelmed by the response to the festive fun runs with 43 schools, nurseries and Girl Guide groups signing up and hosting their own Rudolph Run in December.

January 22, 2019
Malbank headteacher “disappointed” at critical Ofsted inspection

Malbank headteacher “disappointed” at critical Ofsted inspection

The headteacher of Malbank School in Nantwich said she is “disappointed” with the latest Ofsted report which says the school “requires improvement” overall.

Inspectors say the school on Welsh Row requires improvement in all categories, including leadership/management, quality of teaching, outcomes for pupils, and personal development/behaviour.

January 21, 2019
House of Commons Speaker John Bercow takes Brexit break to visit Nantwich!

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow takes Brexit break to visit Nantwich!

All ‘ayes’ were on John Bercow today when the Speaker of the House of Commons took a break from the chaos of Brexit and Parliament – to visit Nantwich and Crewe.

Mr Bercow took time out after being invited to South Cheshire by Crewe & Nantwich Labour MP Laura Smith.

January 18, 2019
Four-legged pupils begin classes at Nantwich primary school

Four-legged pupils begin classes at Nantwich primary school

A dog training team is hoping their four-legged pupils all get an A star when they start weekend dog training classes at a Nantwich school.

The Dogs Trust Dog School Shropshire and Cheshire team will be holding classes on Saturdays at Nantwich Primary Academy on Manor Road from next month.

January 18, 2019
Nantwich Primary Academy celebrates turnaround amid Ofsted Good rating

Nantwich Primary Academy celebrates turnaround amid Ofsted Good rating

Nantwich Primary Academy and Nursery has been rated as “Good” by Ofsted inspectors following its latest visit.

The report marks an amazing transformation over the last three years after it was placed in special measures in 2014 under its old name, Wyche Primary School.

January 9, 2019
Reaseheath College Food Centre earns world-first certification from BRC

Reaseheath College Food Centre earns world-first certification from BRC

Reaseheath College’s Food Centre in Nantwich has become the first educational institution in the world to achieve Grade AA certification for food safety from the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

It is the highest possible benchmark for best practice in food manufacture.

December 30, 2018
Staff and pupils at Weaver School in Nantwich celebrate new building

Staff and pupils at Weaver School in Nantwich celebrate new building

Staff and children at Weaver Primary in Nantwich are celebrating the completion of their new look school building.

The work, completed just before Christmas and seven weeks ahead of schedule, means all pupils can now be accommodated in the maim building and not in mobile classrooms.

December 27, 2018
Nantwich ‘star’ apprentices honoured at Reaseheath College awards

Nantwich ‘star’ apprentices honoured at Reaseheath College awards

A local butcher and his apprentice were among the ‘stars’ to take top honours at an apprenticeship awards ceremony at Reaseheath College in Nantwich.

The event highlighted the achievement of 150 apprentices who had gained their qualifications at the specialist and technical college in the past year.

December 20, 2018
Forestry students at Reaseheath College gain top industry talk

Forestry students at Reaseheath College gain top industry talk

Forestry and arboriculture students from Reaseheath College gained an insight into careers in a lecture from Adam Todd, Future Foresters Officer for the Royal Forestry Society.

Twenty Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma students heard Adam describe first-hand the range of career options in the commercial sector.

December 18, 2018
Nantwich pupils stage Bake Off contest in aid of charity

Nantwich pupils stage Bake Off contest in aid of charity

Pupils in Nantwich cooked up a great idea to raise funds for charity when they staged their own Great British Bake Off contest!

Young bakers at Highfields Academy wowed judges with a stunning array of painstakingly decorated cakes and biscuits.

December 12, 2018
Deal struck to take over MMU campus in South Cheshire

Deal struck to take over MMU campus in South Cheshire

A landmark international deal has been signed to open a new health science campus on the Manchester Metropolitan University site in Crewe.

The facility on the 40-acre Crewe campus currently used by MMU will host UK and international students from September 2019, offering degrees in Biomedical Sciences and Podiatry.

December 10, 2018
Brine Leas and Shavington Academy shine in stock market challenge

Brine Leas and Shavington Academy shine in stock market challenge

Pupils from Brine Leas in Nantwich and Shavington Academy cashed in after winning out in a schools stock market challenge.

More than 150 youngsters across Cheshire East took part in the trading challenge that put their financial skills and acumen to the test on a virtual stock exchange.

December 1, 2018