Schools & Colleges

The Princess Royal opens Riding for the Disabled Centre in Nantwich

The Princess Royal opens Riding for the Disabled Centre in Nantwich

HRH The Princess Royal has officially opened a new centre for Nantwich & District Riding for the Disabled (RDA) Group at Reaseheath College.

The Princess Royal, President of the RDA, opened the group’s dedicated Platinum Jubilee Stables and purpose built centre at Reaseheath’s Equestrian Centre in Nantwich.

February 1, 2024
Cheshire College opens new hospital training ward in Crewe

Cheshire College opens new hospital training ward in Crewe

A new state-of-the-art training hospital ward has opened at Cheshire College’s Crewe campus.

It has been designed and built for learners to gain experience in a real life medical setting.

January 15, 2024
Calveley Primary Academy wins pupil development award

Calveley Primary Academy wins pupil development award

Calveley Primary Academy near Nantwich has won the prestigious Excellence in Pupil Development Award.

The award highlights the dedication of children, parents, staff, and the broader community as a driving factor behind school’s successes.

December 18, 2023
Nantwich pupils boosted by Community Book Pledge donation

Nantwich pupils boosted by Community Book Pledge donation

Pupils at Highfields Primary in Nantwich have benefited from a Community Book Pledge donation from local car dealer Swansway.

The pledge aims to help children reach fundraising targets and bolster reading resources in their school.

December 12, 2023
Dog who rescued Nantwich student from fire wins national award

Dog who rescued Nantwich student from fire wins national award

An assistance dog whose quick action saved a Reaseheath College student from a potentially devastating house fire has won a national award.

German shepherd Mia, a specially trained medical alert dog, rescued Melody Chen after she lost consciousness due to a medical episode at home.

December 4, 2023
Former Reaseheath students honoured at inaugural awards

Former Reaseheath students honoured at inaugural awards

Six talented former Reaseheath College students were rewarded at the inaugural Land-based & Environment Learner Awards, hosted by the Nantwich college.

The ceremony was attended by Minster of State for Food, Farming and Fisheries, Mark Spencer MP, celebrity farmer Adam Henson and more than 200 guests from England and Northern Ireland.

November 29, 2023
Nantwich primary school earns highest “Platinum” OPAL award

Nantwich primary school earns highest “Platinum” OPAL award

St Anne’s Primary in Nantwich has turned play time in to one of the highest honours a school can earn!

Staff and pupils at the Wellington Road school have been awarded the OPAL Award, Platinum.

November 24, 2023
Year delay to building new Nantwich school could cost council more

Year delay to building new Nantwich school could cost council more

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East’s plans to delay building a new Nantwich school for a year because of spiralling costs could actually end up costing the council more, councillors said.

Planning permission was granted in June for the new 210-pupil Kingsbourne Academy on the Kingsley Fields development.

November 15, 2023
New Nantwich primary school opening delayed by a year

New Nantwich primary school opening delayed by a year

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
A new primary school which was due to open in Nantwich in 2024 has been delayed for a year because of legal, planning and cost-related issues.

Planning permission was granted in June for the new 210-pupil Kingsbourne Academy on the Kingsley Fields development.

November 8, 2023
CEC would need 20% Council Tax rise to cover SEND deficit

CEC would need 20% Council Tax rise to cover SEND deficit

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council would have to increase council tax by 20% just to cover the deficit in its special needs budget, the council leader has said.

Cllr Sam Corcoran (Lab) has called on all councillors to look into the SEND provision (special educational needs and disabilities) so they can debate the issue at the next meeting of full council and come up with suggestions as to how the system can be improved.

October 20, 2023
Calveley Primary teaching assistant wins national award

Calveley Primary teaching assistant wins national award

Calveley Primary Academy Erin Knapman has been named Apprentice Teaching Assistant of the Year.

National Teaching Assistants’ Day celebrates the crucial and valued role they play up and down the country, with the best nominated by their schools for the TA of the Year award.

October 12, 2023
Sporty Acton CE Primary Academy in Nantwich goes platinum

Sporty Acton CE Primary Academy in Nantwich goes platinum

Pupils at a primary school in Nantwich are at the top of their game when it comes to sports.

Acton Primary Academy’s hard work in delivering sport has been recognised with the Platinum School Games Mark Award.

September 22, 2023
Calveley Primary Academy near Nantwich earns Eco award

Calveley Primary Academy near Nantwich earns Eco award

Calveley Primary Academy near Nantwich has been recognised for cutting-edge work to preserve the school’s natural environment.

The school, which includes a nursery, is among the first in the UK to begin installing ground source (borehole) heating with a £1.8m grant as part of a Government pilot scheme.

September 21, 2023