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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.

Mum’s tribute to daughter

Hundreds of people attended the funeral of popular Fallibroome Academy student Ashleigh Bowes.

Wilmslow High School shut after power cut

The school has shut this lunchtime due to a power cut at the site and its surrounding area.

Student died in his sleep at university halls

A young DJ who survived a road traffic accident three years ago died suddenly and unexpectedly in his sleep.

Pride as hero soldier added to memorial

The family of Lance Corporal Jamie Webb – who died in Afghanistan – laid a wreath as he was remembered at a special service at the National Memorial Arboretum.

New crossing is win for community after road safety campaign

Engineers have installed a zebra crossing and speed signs to keep kids safe outside Ivy Bank Primary School.

Lasting tribute for Robert Hart planned by family and school

Mum and his former school Fallibroome Academy have teamed up to create a tribute to the music fan who died after being attacked at a festival.

Date set for photographer Brian Ollier's funeral

Funeral will take place at St Michael’s Church, Market Place, Macclesfield, on Friday September 5, at 11am, followed by a burial at Macclesfield Cemetery for family and close friends.

Bradley paints a bright future

Bradley Davies has an undiagnosed genetic condition which severely affects his memory and ability to communicate and learn.

Macclesfield Academy pupils attained yet another great year of GCSE results

Altogether 56 percent of the academy’s students achieved the national benchmark of 5 A* to C passes, including maths and English.

Tytherington School’s Year 11 students celebrate an amazing array of outstanding GCSE results

Almost a third of all of Tytherington’s Year 11 obtained at least one A* this year. In total 64 percent of pupils achieved 5 or more A* - C grades including English and Mathematics.

Record breakers again: Fallibroome Academy GCSE pupils come out on top

A stunning 82 percent of students achieved the benchmark figure of 5 or more A* to C grades including English and Maths, with 35 percent of entries being graded at A*/A.

All Hallows' results yet another success for school

In total 76 percent of students gained five or more GCSEs at A* to C and 95.5 percent gained five or more passes.

King's School's stellar students celebrate brilliant GCSE results

Macclesfield's King's School students were jumping for joy after another set of record GCSE results.

Trio off to Oxbridge after A-level success

Jenny Johnson, Charlie Saunder and Oliver Small headed south to study.

Teen top of the class with outstanding A-levels

Beatrice Nixon, 18, from Marton, clocked up FOUR A* and one A after studying at Eaton Bank Academy.

A-level celebrations amid power cut chaos at Fallibroome Academy

The school was left in the dark for most of the morning yesterday as an underground cable fault affected almost 500 properties in the town.

Refugee who fled Syrian violence celebrates A-level joy

Yusuf Tayara, from Wilmslow, had to deal with switching from studying in Arabic to English when him and his family arrived here two years ago.

Wilmslow students help smash Macclesfield school's A-level record.

Laurence Holt, from Alderley Edge and Matthew Stubbs, from Wilmslow, contributed to a record year at King's School.

Legal eagle flying high after A-level success

Cait O'Reilly from Handforth got straight As from Loreto Grammar School

Maths whizz's joy at A-level achievement

Alex McDowall, 18, of  Hawthorne Street, Wilmslow, clocked up A*, A, and B in maths, further maths and physics at Abbey College Manchester.

Wilmslow High celebrate A-level success

Of the total grades five per cent were A* and almost half (48 per cent) were A* to B grades.

Macclesfield College enjoys A-levels success

The college achieved a 91 per cent pass rate.

Tears of delight at Tytherington School

The school celebrated a 100 per cent pass rate and over 80 per cent of students achieving A* to C grades.

Bright futures beckon for A-level teens at Alderley Edge School for Girls

More than a quarter of the total were A* and A grades.

Top marks at All Hallows in A-levels

The school boasted a 100 per cent pass rate for grades A* to E with 65 per cent of all grades at A* to B.

King's students smash A-level record

More than half of the total grades from the 128 students were A* or A at King's School in Macclesfield

Record breaking A-level results at Poynton High

A third of all grades were A or A*

Soccer star is a big hit in States

Elliot Goodwin, aka the Cheshire Cat, has just completed his first season with Nashville FC.

A-levels results day: we want your stories and pictures

Pupils at schools and colleges across Macclesfield and Wilmslow will be making their way in to open those all-important envelopes and learn whether they have made the grade.

Young farmer battles to win £10k prize

Rebecca Kelsall, 21, launched a business breeding rare saddleback pigs at her uncle’s farm and is in the final of a national competition.


Rhiannon McDowall
Education reporter
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Chris Slater
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