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There are many excellent state and private schools and colleges in the area and we carry dedicated pages to report on their news.

In Pictures: Young footballers show team spirit at school competition

Footballers from primary schools around the town took part in a competition at Hollinhey Primary School.

Tributes paid to cricketer who played against some of the world's greats

Donald Smith, 81, who played for Poynton Cricket Club, died the day before his 53rd wedding anniversary

Former student wowing foodies on MasterChef in Australia

Stephen Rooney, 31, from Macclesfield, settled in Sydney after travelling


Former student wowing foodies on MasterChef in Australia

Stephen Rooney, 31, from Macclesfield, settled in Sydney after travelling


Artistic teen overcomes complex disabilities to stage first exhibition

Bradley Davies has his unique work on display at Rustic Coffee Co in Macclesfield

Dad's pride at work of son on hit TV show Penny Dreadful

Former King’s School pupil Jonathan McKinstry has landed a top role on the horror series


Health Matters: Patient transport a challenge across east Cheshire

With Dr Paul Bowen, a GP with McIlvride Medical Practice, Poynton, and executive chair of NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

School children in anxious wait for special arrival

Children at St John the Evangelist can't use their slide until the eggs in the nest underneath have hatched

All Hallows scoops special award for its outstanding business acumen

All Hallows, which specialises in business, ethical enterprise and languages, has earned a trophy in recognition of its rich business curriculum

Election: Candidates for Macclesfield MP get ready for election showdown

David Rutley, Tim Roca, Joan Plimmer, Adrian Howard and Neil Christian are all after your vote tomorrow.

Young chef reaches finals of prestigious competition

James Beckenham has wowed judges to reach the finals of a culinary competition

King's Sixth Form Students show off their extra curricular work

Students have been working exceptionally hard on a Extended Project Qualification

Election: Youngest election candidate says it's time for shake-up

Student Matthew Sharrocks, 19, is standing to become a councillor on Cheshire East and the new Macclesfield Town Council

Tributes paid to teacher who inspired generations of youngsters

Tom Hickman taught at Macclesfield Central School on Byron Street for 24 years

James in the running to land place at world leading culinary school

The aspiring cook met with Michelin-starred celebrity chefs in hope of landing prize scholarship

Former headteacher cleared of indecent assaults on children

Paul Colquhoun, 70, was found not guilty on 22 charges of indecent assault.

Student's pie is the upper crust

Harry Brown's bicycle themed pie won out of 80 entries from across Cheshire and Manchester

In pictures: Children plant a field of poppies in First World War tribute

The stunning display was created by Marlborough Primary School in Macclesfield

Popular teenager seemed happy before he killed himself, inquest heard

Friends and family of Michael Langton, 18, said he showed no signs of depression before he died when he was hit by a train

Pictures: Young performers take to the stage for musical bonanza

More than 50 children took part in all-singing, all-dancing musical performances on stage.

Appeal to find new home for two rescued ponies

Volunteer Sophie Wood needs to find a field within an hour's walk from Lindow Common, Wilmslow, as a new home for Spirit and Uno.

Minister visits Wilmslow on day that government announces new free schools across region

MP Edward Timpson visited Gorsey Bank Primary School to coincide with announcement that new Cheadle Hulme Primary School will go ahead.

Pictures: Children turn detectives in crime scene investigation day

Pupils from schools across Macclesfield took part in the activity at Tytherington School.

Paramedic pushes for change in law to make life-saving equipment compulsory in public places

Sara Harris, 43, took a group of Wilmslow High School students to Parliament to fight for mandatory defibrillators and CPR training.

School ceremony in memory of tragic teen Ashleigh Bowes, 14

To mark the pupil's death a memorial tree was planted and a bench was erected at Falibroome Academy

Tributes to pioneering cancer scientist

Barry Furr, 71, from Macclesfield, was chief scientist at AstraZeneca and was revered for his work on cancer drugs

Young dancers from Macclesfield on fundraising mission in bid for glory at Dance World Cup

The team of dancers from Handforth and Prestbury School of Dance in Macclesfield have been picked for Team England in the competition.

Family silk firm is flying the flag for Macclesfield sewing heritage

Ron Smart, of Bollington silk firm RA Smart, invited dignitaries for a special event to show the work they are doing to 'bring sewing back to Macc'.

Dream trip after 5km charity walk

After hearing about the family’s plight, teachers decided to organise a 5km fundraising walk down the Bollin Valley on their behalf.


Pictures: Snowy scenes across the town

More school closures and gritters out in force across Macclesfield and Wilmslow as snow causes disruption for residents, drivers and businesses.


Rhiannon McDowall
Education reporter
Mike Glendinning
Sport reporter
Chris Slater
News reporter
Stuart Greer
Crime reporter
Karen Britton
Wilmslow and Alderley Edge reporter
Ben Turner
News reporter
Vic Barlow