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Acton youngster wins regional dot-art school competition

Acton youngster wins regional dot-art school competition

A talented youngster from Acton in Nantwich has scooped top honours in a regional school arts competition.

Tahlia Buckley, a Year 5 student from Acton CE Primary Academy, was crowned alongside Pranathi Tulasi from Chester as overall winners of the dot-art Schools competition.

July 12, 2018 0 comments Acton, Village News
World Cup fever grips Nantwich ahead of England semi-final

World Cup fever grips Nantwich ahead of England semi-final

Football’s Coming Home to Nantwich as it goes World Cup crazy ahead of England’s first semi-final in 28 years.

School pupils and staff will be dressing up, pubs and clubs are preparing major screenings – and a furniture company has even designed a special World Cup England sofa!

Council chiefs resist calls for mandatory 20mph limits outside Nantwich schools

Council chiefs resist calls for mandatory 20mph limits outside Nantwich schools

By Stephen Topping
Cheshire East Council insists it has no immediate intention of introducing mandatory 20mph speed limits despite renewed calls to boost road safety.

National campaign group 20 is Plenty – which has local branches in Nantwich, Crewe, Congleton, Sandbach, Wilmslow and Bollington – is again urging the council to lower the speed limit in built-up areas.

Under-performing Cheshire East schools to receive extra Government funding

Under-performing Cheshire East schools to receive extra Government funding

Under-performing schools in Cheshire East could soon benefit from a share of more than £600,000 of Government funding.

Cheshire East Council has been awarded £638,452 to help boost primary and secondary schools in both the borough and neighbouring Cheshire West and Chester.

March 18, 2018 0 comments News, Politics, Schools & Colleges
Latest league tables show performance of primary schools in Nantwich

Latest league tables show performance of primary schools in Nantwich

The Government’s latest league tables for Nantwich primary schools have been published, rating schools on the improvement shown by pupils in reading, writing and maths.

The tables show the percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard by the end of Key Stage 2 (year 6), compared to where pupils were at the end of Key Stage 1 (year 2).

Winter freeze hits Crewe and Nantwich – in pictures

Winter freeze hits Crewe and Nantwich – in pictures

The winter  freeze has brought joy and frustration to families across Crewe and Nantwich.

Thousands enjoyed the weekend snow as young and old went sledging, built snowmen and enjoyed gorgeous Winter walks.

Headteachers and council chiefs ‘cautious’ over latest Government schools funding plan

Headteachers and council chiefs ‘cautious’ over latest Government schools funding plan

Council chiefs and headteachers in South Cheshire have given a cautious welcome to latest Government plans for schools funding.

Education Secretary Justine Greening unveiled the latest national funding formula plan this week.

September 16, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics, Schools & Colleges
Nantwich firm Watts launches school cash referral scheme

Nantwich firm Watts launches school cash referral scheme

A Nantwich business has launched an initiative to put extra cash in the coffers of South Cheshire schools.

Watts Mortgage and Wealth Management has introduced a referral scheme which pays schools £150 on the successful completion of a product taken out by parents or family members.

August 16, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News, Schools & Colleges
Nantwich schools benefit from £1 million Cheshire East grant boost

Nantwich schools benefit from £1 million Cheshire East grant boost

Schools in and around Nantwich will benefit from an extra £1 million buildings grant awarded to Cheshire East Council.

Nineteen schools and children centres have been successful in securing extra funding, including Millfields Primary, Audlem St James, Malbank High and Nantwich and Rural Children’s Centre.

August 8, 2017 0 comments News, Politics, Schools & Colleges
Crewe & Nantwich MP Smith accuses Govt of ‘smoke and mirrors’ over schools funding

Crewe & Nantwich MP Smith accuses Govt of ‘smoke and mirrors’ over schools funding

New Crewe and Nantwich MP Laura Smith has accused the Government of “smoke and mirrors” tactics over its latest schools funding pledge.

Education Secretary Justine Greening announced yesterday that a revised National ‘Fair Funding Formula’ would pump an extra £1.3 billion into schools.

July 18, 2017 0 comments News, Politics, Schools & Colleges
New Crewe and Nantwich MP Laura Smith pushed to “make a difference”

New Crewe and Nantwich MP Laura Smith pushed to “make a difference”

To say the last month has been a whirlwind for new Crewe and Nantwich MP Laura Smith would be an under-statement.

Thrust into the limelight by her amazing election victory, the 32-year-old’s life has been turned upside down. But she still had time to chat to Nantwichnews over coffee.

14 Nantwich schools compete in art and handwriting contest

14 Nantwich schools compete in art and handwriting contest

All 14 Nantwich primary schools are participating in the Rotary Club of Nantwich Primary School Art and Handwriting Competition.

For the fourth year running, Edward Timpson MP will present £850 worth of prizes at Nantwich Museum on May 13.

Campaigners “disappointed” Nantwich MP Timpson missed school funding meeting

Campaigners “disappointed” Nantwich MP Timpson missed school funding meeting

Campaigners fighting new school funding plans in South Cheshire have hit out at MP Edward Timpson for failing to attend a public meeting.

The protest against the proposed National Funding Formula, which could leave Crewe and Nantwich schools at the bottom of the UK funding table, is gathering momentum.