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Education

Education is always a lively topic in Halton - even more so since radical reforms that paved the way for the town’s first state-funded academies. We celebrate the good work being done in Halton's nurseries, schools and colleges - and are not afraid to challenge the problems. From league table analysis to lessons with a twist, the Weekly News gets to the heart of what’s going on across the region’s education sector.

The Youth Federation estimates that there are currently 6,650 children living in poverty in Halton.

Disadvantaged young people across Runcorn and Widnes to receive mentoring after organisation's funding boost

The Youth Federation (YF) will deliver the NGage programme to support 144 young people across Halton

Saints Peter And Paul Catholic College principal Wendy White

Saints Peter and Paul celebrates

Saints Peter and Paul celebrates GCSE results

The students pictured achieved a staggering 116 A* & A grades between them.
From left to right Michael Thompson, Anastasia Rybina, George Fairclough, Jessica Byrne, Jake Redmond, Isobel Ashley, Libby Banks, Jason Fairclough, Natasha Williams, Dillon Crilly, Pascale Cook, Thomas Ray

The Heath School GCSE results

The Heath School GCSE results

Nicola Glancey, Natalie Harry, Chelsea Holman, Natasha Riley, Amy Smith

St Chads GCSE Results

St Chads GCSE Results

Back left to right : Macauley Stoba,Lewis Mercer,Sam Kendrick,Alex Dewdney,Josh Hewitt, Lewis Roberts, Joe Bellis, Chris Warner
Front left to right : Milly Currie, Zoe Longworth, Zoe Thornhill, Holly Godden, Leah Tinsley, Charlotte Ireland

Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy continues to impress

Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy continues to impress

These students have an exceptional 138 A* and A grades between them! Back row: James Yates, Michael Donohue, Bethannie OConnor, Elle McLoughlin, Gareth Whitfield, Matthew Bannerman Front row: Chloe Birmingham, Clara Popp, Katherine Chandler, Emma Humphries, Eleanor Taylor, Chloe Doolan, Tula Wild

Wade Deacon celebrates another exceptional year

Wade Deacon celebrates another exceptional year

Some of the students who achieved at least five A*/A grades from Helsby High School. From left to right: Charlotte Walker, Faye Weatherall, Kate Vickery, Ellen Cropley, Alice Hughes, Lucy Williams, Eloise Houghton, Sylvia Hayes, Millie Newall, Emily Earps, Kate Lancaster, Matthew Nield, Thomas Vaughn, Andrew Gillott, Alexander McArthur, Daniel Burnett and Matthew Kilborn.

Helsby High School GCSE successes 2014

Helsby High School GCSE successes 2014

Nearly a fifth of mothers in Halton smoke throughout pregnancy

  • NHS

Rate falls slightly over past year

Pupils from Cronton Sixth Form celebrate their A Level Results

Cronton Sixth Form College, Widnes, A-level results the best in Cheshire and Merseyside

Cronton Sixth Form College, Widnes, A-level results the best in Cheshire and Merseyside

Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy students celebrate A Level Results day

Ormiston Bolingbroke in Runcorn achieves huge success for fourth year running

Ormiston Bolingbroke achieves huge success for fourth year running

Students from Sir John Deanes celebrate A-Level results

A-level delight at Sir John Deane's College in Northwich

All smiles at Sir John Deane's College as students pick up A-level results

Some of the students who achieved at least three A level grades at A* or A in their subjects. Pictured are Thomas Sage, Mohaimen Al-Zubaidy, Ben Richards, Arron Dunne, William Hyde, Elias Rugen Madeleine Clarke, Jennifer Owens and Georgia Nield

Helsby High School, on Chester Road, celebrates A-level results

Helsby High School celebrates A-level results achievements

Photo: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Sts Peters And Paul Catholic College on Highfield Road Widnes celebrates excellent rating

'Excellent' rating for Sts Peter And Paul Catholic College

Pupils from St Chads celebrate A-Level results day

Students at St Chad's in Runcorn receive examination results

St Chad's students celebrate A-level day

West Bank Primary School

Average teachers' pay at Runcorn and Widnes schools in special measures tops £37,000

Public spending lobby group says performance related pay should be considered

Half of Halton's schools shut tomorrow for industrial action

Local government workers and teachers strike over pay

West Bank Primary School in Widnes has been in special measures since May 2013.

Widnes school in special measures making 'reasonable progess' according to Ofsted

West Bank Primary School has been in special measures since May 2013

The logo designed by Jessica Whelan, of Halton Lodge Primary School, featuring a slogan devised by young people at HRMZ youth centre on Grangeway in Runcorn.
Hannah Smith, Jessica Rigby and Jack McAdam from Cronton Sixth Form.

Widnes students to experience life at prestigious universities over summer

Three Cronton Sixth Form students have gained a place on the Sutton Trust Scheme

The official launch of the Thomas Mottershead statue appeal in Victoria Park, Widnes.

Widnes VC winner’s statue campaign appeal officially launches

Thomas Mottershead was awarded honour posthumously in 1917