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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
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
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!

July 9, 2018
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.

April 19, 2018
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
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).

December 14, 2017
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.

December 11, 2017
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
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
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
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