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98% of Cheshire East parents offered primary school place of choice

98% of Cheshire East parents offered primary school place of choice

Cheshire East Council says 98% of parents have been offered the primary school place of their choice for youngsters set to start school in September.

Offer letters have been sent to families with 98.1% of Cheshire East residents offered a preference school and 91.4% offered their first choice.

April 23, 2020
Councillors back plans for mental health school in South Cheshire

Councillors back plans for mental health school in South Cheshire

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
A new school specialising in mental health will be built in Crewe after councillors unanimously approved the ‘fabulous’ plans.

Cheshire East Council was one of 14 local authorities chosen by Government last April to become home to a new free school for pupils with special educational needs or disability (SEND).

August 11, 2019
Nantwich Museum to stage 18th century school workshops

Nantwich Museum to stage 18th century school workshops

An eighteenth century school is the theme for workshops for children, which will take place at Nantwich Museum on August 21-22.

August 6, 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
Parents slam soaring number of school attendance fines in Cheshire

Parents slam soaring number of school attendance fines in Cheshire

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Fines for taking children out of school during term time have been slammed by parents – but MPs insist youngsters’ attendance is crucial.

It was revealed last week that the number of fines issued to parents in Cheshire in the first year following a high-profile court battle soared compared to previous years.

April 18, 2019
Sharp rise in fines issued to parents in Cheshire for absent pupils

Sharp rise in fines issued to parents in Cheshire for absent pupils

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
The number of fines issued to Cheshire parents who take their children out of school during term time has soared following a landmark court ruling.

Figures released by the Government show in 2017-18, Cheshire East Council issued 1,400 fixed penalty notices compared to 220 in 2016-17.

April 10, 2019
90% secure first choice secondary school places in Cheshire East, says authority

90% secure first choice secondary school places in Cheshire East, says authority

Nine out of 10 parents of Cheshire East school children have secured their first choice secondary school place, Cheshire East Council said.

It comes after the authority witnessed a rise in ‘on time’ applications from 2018.

March 7, 2019
South Cheshire health chief issues advice amid rise in teenage depression

South Cheshire health chief issues advice amid rise in teenage depression

A South Cheshire health expert has issued advice on how to spot depression in teenagers as thousands return to school and college this week.

Dr Nichola Bishop, of NHS South Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group, spoke out after latest research shows almost one in four young people will experience depression before they are 19.

September 3, 2018
Highways staff paint ‘keep clear’ lines outside school closed 10 years ago

Highways staff paint ‘keep clear’ lines outside school closed 10 years ago

Highways staff were left red-faced after painting bright yellow ‘school’ warning signs outside a village school near Nantwich which closed 10 years ago!

The clanger was made outside the old Buerton Primary School on Woore Road near Audlem.

August 17, 2017
More than 93% offered first choice school in Cheshire East, figures show

More than 93% offered first choice school in Cheshire East, figures show

More than 93% of parents in Cheshire East have been offered their first choice secondary school, today’s 2017 admissions figures show.

This is 9.6% better than the 2016 national average of 84.1%.

March 1, 2017
Hundreds protest in Nantwich town square over Govt school funding plans

Hundreds protest in Nantwich town square over Govt school funding plans

Hundreds of families across Cheshire East gathered in Nantwich today to protest at school cuts under the Government’s planned National Funding Formula.

Teachers and parents in Nantwich and Crewe fear the new NFF will see Cheshire East worse off, facing a 4.5% cut in budgets over the next two years.

February 27, 2017
Jeanette Walker

Cheshire East to review “walking routes to school” plan amid fury

Council bosses will review plans to scrap school transport and force some Nantwich pupils to walk to school.

Cheshire East had passed a motion to axe free school buses on five routes, including Willaston to Malbank and Brine Leas schools in Nantwich.

July 19, 2016
Wyche parents given three options to change Nantwich school name

Wyche parents given three options to change Nantwich school name

Parents at a Nantwich primary school which was placed in special measures, are being given a chance to rename it.

A letter was issued to all parents of pupils at Wyche Primary School, on Manor Road, outlining how the school will change its image.

June 4, 2015