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Two new special schools for Cheshire East set to open

Two new special schools for Cheshire East set to open

Two new special schools catering for children aged between four and 18 across Cheshire East are set to open.

The schools, Axis Academy and Lavender Field School, aim to cater for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), such as those with social, emotional and mental health needs.

August 27, 2020
Edward Timpson

MP Edward Timpson welcomes funding for Eddisbury schools

Eddisbury MP Edward Timpson said schools in Calveley and Tarporley will benefit from Government funding to improve school facilities.

The constituency has been allocated a share of £434 million investment to expand classrooms, upgrade facilities and improve education across the UK.

July 15, 2020
Cheshire East Council continues with phased return of schools

Cheshire East Council continues with phased return of schools

Cheshire East Council is continuing with a phased return of school pupils from June 15, the authority confirmed today.

It follows fears that the “R value” of the coronavirus was rising in the region and some authorities further delaying schools re-opening to wider pupil population.

June 11, 2020
Nantwich schools to have phased re-opening, says Cheshire East

Nantwich schools to have phased re-opening, says Cheshire East

Schools across Nantwich and Crewe will undergo a “phased” re-opening in June, Cheshire East Council has announced.

But parents will not be “pressured” or face non-attendance fines if they do not wish to send children to school.

May 20, 2020
97% of Cheshire East parents secure preference school places

97% of Cheshire East parents secure preference school places

Cheshire East Council says 97% of parents have secured preferential secondary school places for their children for September 2020.

March 9, 2020
Big rise in fines handed to Cheshire East parents for taking term-time holidays

Big rise in fines handed to Cheshire East parents for taking term-time holidays

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Thousands of fines have been handed out to Cheshire East parents for taking their children out of school at term-time following a landmark court ruling.

Figures obtained by the Knowledge Academy under the Freedom of Information Act show both Cheshire East and West councils dished out more fixed penalty notices (FPNs) in 2018-19 than in 2017-18.

February 19, 2020
Increased funding for Crewe & Nantwich schools, claims MP Kieran Mullan

Increased funding for Crewe & Nantwich schools, claims MP Kieran Mullan

Crewe and Nantwich MP Kieran Mullan says £66.4 million Government investment in local schools should be welcomed.

He says it is the largest funding boost in a decade, but comes amid growing anger from “Fairer Funding for Schools” campaigners who say Cheshire East is being short-changed.

January 24, 2020
Readers’ Letters: First aid skills compulsory in state schools

Readers’ Letters: First aid skills compulsory in state schools

Dear editor
You never know how you would act in an emergency, yet our actions could save a life.

This is why I think it’s fantastic that, after 10 years of campaigning by the British Red Cross, it will be compulsory for first aid skills to be taught in all state schools in England from 2020.

September 17, 2019
Wistaston and Shavington schools land DfE “healthy pupil” funding

Wistaston and Shavington schools land DfE “healthy pupil” funding

Staff and pupils at Wistaston Church Lane Academy and Shavington Primary School are celebrating after landing “healthy pupil” funding from Ministers.

Both schools are in line for Condition Improvement Funding, which is dished out by the Department for Education (DfE).

May 9, 2019
Pupils rise to occasion at Reaseheath College ‘cake-off’ contest in Nantwich

Pupils rise to occasion at Reaseheath College ‘cake-off’ contest in Nantwich

Secondary school pupils rose to the occasion when competing in a Junior Cake-Off competition run by Reaseheath College in Nantwich.

Teams from schools across the region were challenged to bake and decorate a cake with a Spring theme which showcased their skills with sugar paste and buttercream.

April 5, 2019
Nantwich MP Laura Smith calls for “urgent need” for extra school funding

Nantwich MP Laura Smith calls for “urgent need” for extra school funding

By Stephen Topping
Crewe and Nantwich MP Laura Smith, a former teacher, has spoken up on the “urgent need” for extra education funding.

Ms Smith, who used to teach at a school in Winsford, was elected in 2017’s General Election after playing a leading role in the fairer schools funding for Cheshire East campaign.

February 5, 2019
Nantwich firm filling school governor places scoops business honour

Nantwich firm filling school governor places scoops business honour

A Nantwich governor has crowned a hectic first 18 months running her new firm by being highly commended at the South Cheshire Chamber business awards.

Su Turner’s Insight to Impact Consulting Ltd supports school governors to govern and lead more effectively.

December 5, 2018
Latest secondary school results tables for Cheshire East unveiled

Latest secondary school results tables for Cheshire East unveiled

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
The best and worst performing schools in Cheshire East based on GCSE results have been revealed.

Schools across England have been ranked by the Government according to its Attainment 8 and Progress 8 measurements.

October 31, 2018