Shrewsbury nursery set to undergo transformation

By | 2020-01-05T07:02:05+00:00 January 5th, 2020|Blog, Business News, Education|

Juliet and her family A Shrewsbury nursery has revealed plans to transform its site and welcome a new face to overhaul its offerings in 2020. The Hollies site in Sutton Road is the former home of Shropshire’s county training services and the new home of Childcare at The Hollies. In 2020 the three-storey building, which dates back to

Ellesmere College celebrates A’level success

By | 2019-08-15T17:33:15+00:00 August 15th, 2019|Blog, Education|

Caption: Students from Ellesmere College celebrating their A'level results. Students and staff at Ellesmere College are celebrating “outstanding” A-Level results with an overall pass rate of 96%. The results featured some highly impressive individual performances and more than 50% of all grades awarded were in the top A* A B grades, the threshold required for many Russell Group

Telford day nursery scoops Outstanding Ofsted third time in a row making it a clean sweep for the group.

By | 2019-08-12T21:03:15+00:00 August 14th, 2019|Blog, Education|

Staff at a leading Telford nursery are celebrating the triple after gaining a third Outstanding Ofsted report in a row after judges told them they are “inspiring awe and wonder in children”. It means ABC Hoo at Preston-upon-the-Weald Moors has never dipped below the Outstanding ranking since opening its doors in August 2013. The nursery is one of four in

Record number of visitors drawn to Ellesmere National Art Exhibition

By | 2019-06-23T10:25:00+00:00 June 23rd, 2019|Blog, Education|

An annual national Art Exhibition at Ellesmere College has been hailed the best yet after a record number of people visited the event featuring more than 300 works of art from 70 acclaimed artists and sculptors. Now in its eighth year, more than 1,000 visitors were welcomed to the four-day exhibition, which included work by War Horse set designer Rae

Shropshire students celebrate gold DofE awards at Buckingham Palace

By | 2019-06-12T17:27:19+00:00 June 16th, 2019|Blog, Education|

A group of current and former Shropshire students have been to Buckingham Palace to collect an award and meet royalty. Six students from Ellesmere College picked up their gold Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) award at a special ceremony in May. Ellie Hutchings, Adam Crossman, Jemima Burgess-Thomas, Dylan Evans, Sam Nieto and Tom Hills also had the chance to speak to

Students at Staffordshire school tuning up for music festival

By | 2019-06-11T08:44:06+00:00 June 14th, 2019|Blog, Education, What's On|

Students at a Staffordshire school are aiming to strike a chord with visitors when they stage a major musical extravaganza. The youngsters at St Dominic’s Grammar School, Brewood, have been busy tuning up for the event which will feature all ages and a wide variety of styles of music in a packed programme of entertainment on June 12. It all

Shropshire College raising thousands to help students across the world

By | 2019-05-27T05:01:16+00:00 May 29th, 2019|Blog, Education|

A Shropshire College is aiming to raise £18,000 to help students in Tanzania get a better and safer educational experience. Students, staff and parents at Ellesmere College are aiming to raise enough money to provide four 30,000 litre water tanks and refurbish four classrooms at a school called Nanja in the African nation. And they’ve kicked off the fundraising drive,

Academies trust chair welcomes MPs visit to high performing primary school

By | 2019-05-14T07:54:34+00:00 May 16th, 2019|Blog, Education|

L to R - Brendan Wignall, Damian Hinds MP, two Cheshire West and Chester councillors, Fiona Whittaker, Head of Oakview Academy, Steve Docking, CEO of NWAT and another CWAC councillor The headmaster of a Shropshire College has welcomed a visit by the Education Secretary to show him the transformation of an academy in Cheshire, which he oversaw. Brendan

New area manager for Telford Outstanding nursery chain

By | 2019-05-05T11:04:37+00:00 May 6th, 2019|Blog, Education|

Four year old Reuben Hale and two year old Josie Shaw with Lucy Shaw at ABC Day Nursery in Telford An experienced childcare practitioner is celebrating promotion at a Telford nursery after scooping a managerial role for the childcare group. Lucy Shaw, who started working as a nursery nurse 17 years ago, has been given the role of

Shropshire design firm sponsors student for Peru trip

By | 2019-05-05T10:57:26+00:00 May 5th, 2019|Blog, Business News, Education|

A Shropshire student scooped a sponsorship boost after impressing architectural design bosses during an impressive work experience placement. Caitlin Morgan, 16, from Grinshill near Shrewsbury, is a student at Thomas Adams School, Wem, and has her heart set on a career in architecture. She told Craig Marston, director of Ke-design about her plans to travel to Peru on a scheme