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Stockport is over half way to meeting its ambitious target of creating 100 apprenticeships in 100 days. Stockport Council, in partnership with the National Apprenticeship Service, launched the 100:100 apprenticeship scheme at the end of June. A total of 59 apprenticeship jobs so far have been pledged by employers.  The full list is, in alphabetical […]

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Cheadle pupils are absolute genius

by Iain Roberts on 14 July, 2013

Congratulations to Matthew, Oscar and Ben, year 6 pupils at Cheadle’s Lady Barn House School who have won the CBBC competiton “You too can be an absolute genius”. Matthew, Ben and Oscar’s invention – reversible shoes – beat off competition from nearly 500 other schools across the country. You can see a video of the […]

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Successful week for Gatley Primary, Scouts and Cubs

by Iain Roberts on 12 July, 2013

Congratulations to 1st Gatley Scouts and Cubs, coming in third place in the national Scoutcar Races (division 2) last Saturday. The Leaders and Scouts build all the karts from scratch and then the Scouts and Cubs raced them in Ashbourne, Derbyshire last Saturday. They got a top three finish in nearly every race, coming third […]

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Professional Darts Academy at Stockport College

by Iain Roberts on 3 June, 2013

Stockport College have teamed up with Stockport County to offer students the opportunity to play for one of five teams playing in the Youth Alliance League, English College FA League or College Leagues.  Students can study any course and try out for the teams.  A great opportunity for anyone who thinks they might have what […]

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Study and play basketball at Stockport College, one of the top Sports Academies in the North West. Learn under John Brady, former professional basketball player with Manchester Giants and Junior International – and come out with a Level 3 National Diploma in Basketball – equivalent to three A-levels.

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The Lib Dems have welcomed an extra £770,280 being given to primary schools across Stockport to boost PE and Sport. Cheadle Primary School will receive £9,120.  Gatley Primary will get £9,795, Lum Head £8,765 and North Cheshire Jewish £9,095. Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, […]

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Lum Head Primary makes the biggest difference

by Iain Roberts on 13 December, 2012

A new report on Greater Manchester’s primary schools says that Gatley’s Lum Head Primary is the school that makes the biggest difference to the grades of youngsters on free school meals or in care across the whole of Greater Manchester – a fantastic achievement and something I think the staff and pupils have every reason […]

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A new league table published by Ofsted has revealed that 84% of children in Stockport attend an outstanding or good primary school. The league table showed that Stockport Council is nationally 13th out of 149 English local authorities, second in Greater Manchester and third in the North West. Councillor Shan Alexander, Stockport Council’s Executive Member […]

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Kingsway pulls them in for open day

by Iain Roberts on 12 October, 2012

School open days have certainly changed since I was young. Students and staff at The Kingsway School deserve a big thank you for the excellent afternoon they put on for the year six children who’ll be moving up next year. Kingsway’s a big school – 1500 pupils spread over two sites with a busy dual […]

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