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Nantwich headteacher issues feeder school warning over intake numbers

Nantwich headteacher issues feeder school warning over intake numbers

A headteacher in Nantwich has warned that feeder school pupils may not be guaranteed a place in future because of pressure on admission numbers.

Andrew Cliffe, who runs Brine Leas Academy, is having to raise their normal year 7 entry figure of 215 to 240 – resulting in two extra classes.

January 29, 2015
Sound village school in Nantwich one of best in country

Sound village school in Nantwich one of best in country

Staff and students at Sound and District Primary are celebrating after SATS results put the school among the best in the country.

The school, on Whitchurch Road in Sound near Nantwich, is in the top 14% of all primary schools in Britain for all subjects.

January 28, 2015
Councillors advised to reject controversial Hack Green travellers site

Councillors advised to reject controversial Hack Green travellers site

Planners have recommended a controversial bid to turn former Hack Green RAF camp near Nantwich into a large-scale site for travelling families, is rejected.

The plan is to create nine large plots on the site off Coole Lane in Austerson, for showpeople families to live and store fairground equipment.

January 20, 2015
Nantwich nursery youngsters celebrate summer as winter set to hit

Nantwich nursery youngsters celebrate summer as winter set to hit

A nursery in Nantwich is celebrating summer – as Britain is about to be hit by freezing temperatures and snow storms!

Youngsters at Sounds Active Nursery have banished the winter blues by holding a summer-themed day to celebrate their new opening times.

January 16, 2015
Nantwich Town Council against Hack Green travellers site plan

Nantwich Town Council against Hack Green travellers site plan

Nantwich councillors have agreed to oppose controversial plans to turn a nearby former RAF camp into a site for travellers.

The plans are to change the use of land at the old Hack Green camp off Coole Lane in Austerson, near Nantwich, to provide nine yards for 10 Showpeople families.

July 15, 2014
Thousands enjoy Nantwich Fete and SkoolsFest

Thousands enjoy Nantwich Fete and SkoolsFest

Thousands of people crammed into Nantwich today for the town Fete and annual SkoolsFest event. Proud parents watched hundreds of primary school youngsters sing and dance on the green in front of St Mary’s Church.

June 28, 2014
Nantwich school winners of 2014 Rotary Art competition unveiled

Nantwich school winners of 2014 Rotary Art competition unveiled

Young artistic talents of Nantwich primary schools are celebrating success in a local competition. Five schools participated in the 2014 Rotary Art Competition organised by The Rotary Club of Nantwich.

May 12, 2014
Ghost hunters invite public to Hack Green bunker investigation in Nantwich

Ghost hunters invite public to Hack Green bunker investigation in Nantwich

A team of ghost hunters will descend on a well-known Nantwich venue to carry out a paranormal investigation. Cheshire Ghost Hunters, led by medium Derek Acorah, will be visiting Hack Green Nuclear Bunker for the overnight event on March 21.

March 13, 2014
Wrenbury hosts broadband drop-in event for Nantwich villages

Wrenbury hosts broadband drop-in event for Nantwich villages

Residents and businesses in Nantwich can find out more this week about the roll out of high-speed fibre broadband in Cheshire. Connecting Cheshire will enable 80,000 premises to tap into high-speed fibre broadband over the next 18 months.

February 17, 2014
CCTV pics of men wanted over Wrenbury post office burglary, Nantwich

CCTV pics of men wanted over Wrenbury post office burglary, Nantwich

Police have issued CCTV pictures of two men wanted in connection with a burglary in Nantwich. Detectives want to trace the men after a burglary at Wrenbury Post Office on January 9.

February 8, 2014
Nantwich Museum acquires rare Tudor treasure found at Baddiley

Nantwich Museum acquires rare Tudor treasure found at Baddiley

Nantwich Museum has acquired a Tudor treasure found by a metal detector near the town, thanks to generous donors. The Pillory Street venue managed to raise the £220 to secure the Tudor cast silver-gilt dress hook.

January 19, 2014
Police launch drivers appeal over Nantwich cyclist A530 death

Police launch drivers appeal over Nantwich cyclist A530 death

Police want to trace two drivers who may be key witnesses to the road accident near Nantwich which killed cyclist Stewart Gandy. Mr Gandy (pictured) was in collision with a lorry as he rode his bike along the A530 Whitchurch Road in Baddington.

December 16, 2013
Family pays tribute to cyclist killed on A530 near Nantwich

Family pays tribute to cyclist killed on A530 near Nantwich

The family of a cyclist who died in a collision near Nantwich, told how he had only just taken up cycling again after retirement. Stewart Roy Gandy, 65, from Wistaston, died after colliding with a lorry on the A530 Whitchurch Road at Baddington Bridge, Aston.

November 18, 2013