Trafford schools and colleges

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Working with the local schools and colleges in Altrincham, Sale, Stretford, Urmston, and around Trafford our education section brings contact details, and information on schools and colleges in the Altrincham, Sale, Stretford, Urmston, and Trafford area. You can access email addreses, web site addresses, details on the facilities and courses the schools and colleges have on offer, and also download prospectuses, view school calendars and read their latest news.

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Schools and colleges in Altrincham, Sale, Stretford, Urmston, and around Trafford

School and college news from around Trafford

Urmston school appoints new student leadership team

Messenger Newspapers: Pictured from left to right are Corey Cochrane, Sophie McCall, Caitlin Rigney and Christopher Younis-John.

3:19pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

“SPEAK softly, be calm and caring and don't overrule others' opinions,” is the modern vision of leadership championed by St. Antony's Catholic School's new student leadership team.

Globe trotting teacher has visited 55 countries

Messenger Newspapers: Matthew Bell with the books and artefacts from his trips

8:17am Thursday 18th September 2014

HE puts Michael Palin to shame.

Primary school pupils in Urmston are a green bunch

Messenger Newspapers: Pupils from English Martyrs are pictured with their bug hotel.Caitlin Banes age 8,Eireann Mackaye age 8,Honey Hudson age 9,Charlie Callaghan age 9,Maddie Nothard age 10 and Tom Winstanley age 10.

8:32am Thursday 11th September 2014

THE pupils at English Martyrs RC Primary School in Urmston have been working hard on promoting eco activities.

The ice man cometh to Altrincham Prep

Messenger Newspapers: Headmaster Andrew Potts, pictured far right with chairman of governors Andrew Hill, Tom Avery centre and prize winners Jules Boothroyd and Arvi Gund.

6:07pm Friday 5th September 2014

POLAR explorer Tom Avery told the young adventurers at Altrincham Preparatory School 'to follow their dream.”

Planned new free school for Altrincham could open its doors as soon as September 2015

Messenger Newspapers: Planned new free school for Altrincham could open its doors as soon as September 2015

7:50am Thursday 22nd May 2014

A NEW primary school sponsored by Altrincham Grammar School for Girls may soon be opening its doors in Altrincham.  

ROLL up, roll up for a lesson with a difference

Messenger Newspapers: Martha O’Brien, school Librarian and Trapeze Instructor watched by pupils from Limetree Primary School

12:43pm Friday 16th May 2014

YEAR Five pupils from St Anne’s and Limetree primary schools taking part in some circus skills workshops at Sale High School.

The road to success - Hale based Dragons' Den star inspires students

Messenger Newspapers: Chris Rea

12:33pm Friday 16th May 2014

WILLIAM Hulme’s Grammar School were delighted to welcome Hale resident Chris Rea, a young entrepreneur and recent star of Dragons Den.

Student Louise is for the chop - for charity

Messenger Newspapers: Photo by Idris Fabiyi fabiyi.com

12:22pm Friday 16th May 2014

HAIR today - soon to be gone for charity.

It's good to talk - Loreto's student debating team impresses at mock UN event

Messenger Newspapers: Pictured from left to are some of the Loreto Grammar Model United Nations delegates: Joanna Taylor, Sophie Dyson, Hannah Dawson, Antonia Peilober-Richardson, Doreen Otieno and Millie Dyos-Szolkowska

11:53am Thursday 1st May 2014

A TEAM of United Nations peacemakers from Loreto Grammar School were highly commended in the national Model United Nations Schools' Conference.

The recipe for success - young chefs graduate from Trafford College scheme

Messenger Newspapers: The graduates of the Junior Chef programme

10:50am Thursday 1st May 2014

YOUNG chefs from north Trafford have tasted success when they attended the Junior Chef graduation ceremony at Trafford College.

Watch out Lord Sugar - here come Trafford's student entrepeneurs

Messenger Newspapers: Some of the Restyled team for AGSG

4:45pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A TEAM from Altrincham Grammar School for Girls is hoping to give Sir Alan Sugar a run for his money - by reaching the next stage of the national Young Enterprise competition.

Let us entertain you - musical nostalgia from St Ambrose Prep

Messenger Newspapers: Hitting the right note - some of the St Ambrose entertainers

3:11pm Thursday 24th April 2014

PUPILS and staff from St Ambrose Prep School in Hale Barns rolled back the years to treat the area’s residents to a World War Two Singalong.

In with the old and the new at Sprngfield

Messenger Newspapers: Pictured at the event are Dr Pernille Kousgeerd, chairman of governors, deputy headteacher Paula Garbett, pupils Chloe Barett and Ella McIntyre, both aged 11, Cllr Mike Freeman, school governor, site manager Sam Godsell and headteacher Alison Chard

2:42pm Thursday 24th April 2014

PAST and present came together at Springfield Primary School in Sale when the 107 year old school building became part of SPS’s recently built extension.

Classic show is a big hit at Flixton Girls School

Messenger Newspapers: The cast of Annie

3:41pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THE classic musical Annie was brought to life by Flixton Girls’ School as their annual school production.

Trafford College entrepreneurs aim to go to Infinity...and beyond

Messenger Newspapers: MP Graham Brady with members of the Infinity group

6:10am Sunday 13th April 2014

TRAFFORD College’s entrepreneurial students, along with some of the boroughs top employers, came together at Trafford College’s Aspire Restaurant Bar to celebrate the launch of a new student venture known as Infinity.

Pupils join councillor to make Davyhulme greener

Messenger Newspapers: Pupils join councillor to make Davyhulme greener

12:18pm Thursday 10th April 2014

PUPILS from a Davyhulme primary school joined forces with a councillor to help make the area a greener place.

Sale High School puts money on the curriculum

Messenger Newspapers: Hard cash: Building sell off backed by Worcestershire County Council

12:38pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

SALE High School will become a centre of excellence in financial education, thanks to a new partnership between financial education charity, PFEG, and Santander.

Top journalism assignment for Urmston Grammar duo

Messenger Newspapers: Question time - Jordan-Luke and Alex quiz Tristram Hunt MP

3:27pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

TWO Year 11 students, Jordan-Luke McDonald and Alex Myall, travelled to London to represent Urmston Grammar School as part of the BBC School Report.

Stretford gymnasts are feeling champion - for the fifth year running

Messenger Newspapers: The winning team from Victoria Park

2:38pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

FOR the fifth year running, Victoria Park Infant School in Stretford has won the Trafford Schools Key Steps Gymnastics Key Stage I competition.

Netball girls on a High - Sale team are Trafford champions

Messenger Newspapers: The Sale High Year 10 netball champions

2:27pm Thursday 20th March 2014

SALE High School’s Year 10 netball team are feeling just champion - after winning the Trafford Netball League.

Heyes Lane pupils have a way with words - national title for Timperley school

Messenger Newspapers: Sarah is pictured Daisy on her left and Jessica on her right

2:05pm Thursday 20th March 2014

PUPILS from Heyes Lane Primary School in Timperley have just won a national handwriting competition - beating off competition from hundreds of schoolchildren nationwide.

Council and college vow to keep up the good work on apprenticeships

Messenger Newspapers: Kirsty Roberts and Cllr Brian Rigby

7:30pm Friday 14th March 2014

TRAFFORD College, in partnership with Trafford Council, is pledging its continued support to create new apprenticeship opportunities in the borough.

Trafford College's STEM centre ready for business

Messenger Newspapers: Sir Bill Moorcroft, Kate Green MP and Steve Jones, assistant principal STEM

2:10pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

KATE Green, MP for Stretford and Urmston, joined Sir Bill Moorcroft and staff at Trafford College on Friday morning to celebrate the future of science and technology training in the borough with the official employer launch of the college’s £15m STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Centre for Greater Manchester.

Flixton dancers show off their moves in front of VIPs

Messenger Newspapers: Lovely movers - the dancers from Flixton Girls School

11:37am Friday 7th March 2014

THE Winter Olympics has inspired the athlete in all of us - and pupils from Flixton Girls’ School (FGS) are in a particularly sporting mood, having just performed for Paralympic and Olympic athletes and cabinet ministers, including Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson DBE and Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health.

Urmston students are Romania bound

Messenger Newspapers: Sophie McCall, 15, from Stretford, and Lizzy Ellis, 14, from Urmston, who will travel with the party from St Antony’s

2:38pm Friday 28th February 2014

MODERN missionaries from St. Antony's Catholic College are to travel to the heart of Romania to support some of the poorest communities in Europe.

Budding Bowdon skiers learn fast on the slopes

Messenger Newspapers: Bollin’s girls enjoy their first taste of skiing (front to back) Millie Pearce, Tessa Pearce, Kacie Donovan, Lucy Pearce, Annabelle Buckley and Bella Davies

3:35pm Monday 24th February 2014

BUDDING SKIERS from the Bollin Primary School in Bowdon have been learning the slopes in a great initiative organised by the local authority to celebrate the Winter Olympics.

Head chef Rose hangs up her pots and pans

Messenger Newspapers: Rose is picture with APS pupil James Sharman, aged seven

2:59pm Monday 24th February 2014

POPULAR head chef Rose Bolton has cooked her last meal for the hungry mouths at Altrincham Preparatory School.

Fab four get fabulous offers - from top universities

Messenger Newspapers: Plenty to smile about - Loreto's fab four

4:00pm Monday 10th February 2014

COMPETITION for places may be fierce - but this hasn’t stopped Loreto Grammar School’s fab four receiving offers from some of the country’s top universities.

Airport Academy is flying high

Messenger Newspapers: New Boeing Dreamliner 787 arrives at Manchester Airport

5:30pm Saturday 8th February 2014

MANCHESTER’S Airport Academy has had success helping more than 100 people get a job last year and almost half of those people are now working at Manchester Airport.

Trafford schools are top of the class

Messenger Newspapers: Trafford schools and colleges

11:48am Tuesday 4th February 2014

TRAFFORD is one of the top 10 highest attaining local education authorities following last year’s GCSE and A-Level results.

A tough lesson at Sale High School

Messenger Newspapers: Was it something I said? - Sophie shows offf her moves to a student

1:45pm Friday 31st January 2014

SOPHIE Cox, Olympic British Judo athlete visited Sale High School and put our students and teachers through their paces.

University applications are up, says UCAS

Messenger Newspapers: Students celebrate their graduation

4:54pm Thursday 30th January 2014

UCAS figures out today show that overall applicant numbers are up by four per cent, to 580,000, only slightly below the record level of 2011 (583,350).

Staff and students at Flixton school embrace fitness initiative

2:56pm Thursday 30th January 2014

A TRAFFORD school has launched an initiative to help combat obesity in adults and children.

Headmaster who received national recognition retires

Messenger Newspapers: Mike Spinks

2:21pm Thursday 30th January 2014

MIKE Spinks, the man described by education secretary Michael Gove as “the best headmaster of the best grammar school in the country” has retired.

North Cestrian launches first ‘free school’ application in Trafford

Messenger Newspapers: Delighted pupils with Lee Bergin, headmaster at North Cestrian (centre left)

6:01pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

ALTRINCHAM’S North Cestrian Grammar School is set to end its private status, opening the door to non fee-paying students.

The business case for apprenticeships success at Trafford College

Messenger Newspapers: Apprentice successes, Paul Banks, Katrina O’Brien and Samantha Sargeant

3:56pm Friday 24th January 2014

TRAFFORD College is once again showing how supporting local talent and taking on Apprentices can enhance business.

Trafford trio inspired by Gambia student trip

Messenger Newspapers: Nicole Rothburn at the sacred crocodile pool in The Gambia

4:39pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

THREE students from south Trafford have returned from a volunteering expedition to The Gambia inspired and humbled by their visit to one of the world’s poorest countries.

Timperley school welcomes a Holocaust survivor

Messenger Newspapers: Holocaust survivor Joanna Millan plants a commemorative tree in the grounds of Wellington School. She is pictured.left to right with history teacher Leanne Davison, sixth form students Abi Petitt and Eve Pecak

2:48pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

ABI Petitt and Eve Pecak, two sixth form students at Wellington School, Timperley, were so moved by a trip to the concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau that they decided to educate others within the school.

Learning is just Super at Sale High

Messenger Newspapers: Pictured from left to right are Year Seven pupils Lydia Collins, Chloe Chatfield and Neo Dent

12:54pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

YEAR Seven students at Sale High School enjoyed a Super Learning Day and the aim of the event was to shed new light on lessons.

National prize for Ashton on Mersey pupil

Messenger Newspapers: Jodie Taylor

12:48pm Monday 13th January 2014

ASHTON On Mersey School pupil Jodie Taylor has a way with words - just ask the judge of a national creative writing competition.

Successful Stretford High School students get their skates on at the Trafford Centre

Messenger Newspapers: Students celebrate their free skate at Trafford Centre ice rink

8:10am Sunday 29th December 2013

STRETFORD students were treated to a free skate at the Trafford Centre as a reward for their good behaviour and achievements this year.

Musical pupils bring some festive cheer

Messenger Newspapers: Children and staff of St Antony’s school

5:50am Sunday 29th December 2013

MUSICAL pupils from St Antony’s Catholic College brought festive cheer to Christmas shoppers at the Urmston branch of Sainsbury’s.

Altricham Grammar School for Boys raises £50,000 in memory of Chad

Messenger Newspapers: Altricham Grammar School for Boys raises £50,000 in memory of Chad

4:30pm Saturday 28th December 2013

STUDENTS at an Altrincham school have helped to raise £50,000 for The Christie Hospital in memory of a former pupil.

Trafford MP defends grammar schools after chief inspector of English schools blasts them as 'full of middle class kids'

Messenger Newspapers: GRAHAM BRADY: 'Schools in constituency undermined'.

6:40am Thursday 19th December 2013

A TRAFFORD MP has staunchly defended grammar schools after the chief inspector of English schools claimed they are ‘stuffed full of middle class kids’.

TV star Jason Bradbury helps to launch Trafford College's new STEM centre

Messenger Newspapers: Jason outside The new £15 million Centre for Science and Technology

1:50pm Sunday 15th December 2013

JASON Bradbury joined hundreds of excited visitors to officially unveil Trafford College's new Centre for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) at the College's Talbot Road campus.

FGS pupil Laci flying high

Messenger Newspapers: She's a winner - gymnast Laci Farrell

1:37pm Friday 6th December 2013

FLIXTON Girls’ School (FGS) pupil Laci Farrell is flying high after winning silver in a national team gymnastics competition.

He's running away with it - triple success for Altrincham pupil

Messenger Newspapers: Henry Sinclair

12:29pm Tuesday 3rd December 2013

TRUE grit Altrincham and District cross country champion Henry Sinclair has a a never say die mantra that pushes him to the finish line.

Stretford firefighters teach primary school pupils the importance of keeping safe in winter

Messenger Newspapers: Stretford firefighters teach primary school pupils the importance of keeping safe in winter

10:39am Monday 2nd December 2013

FIREFIGHTERS from Stretford Fire Station paid a visit to an Urmston primary school to help express the importance of fire safety.

Nursery owner highlights importance of apprenticeships

Messenger Newspapers: Nursery owner highlights importance of apprenticeships

2:37pm Friday 29th November 2013

A report evaluating the benefits of Apprenticeships for Learners has shown that nearly every employer that takes on an apprentice (96%) report benefits to their business and 72% of businesses report improved productivity.

Stretford children learn about disability

4:52pm Thursday 28th November 2013

A SRETFORD junior school enjoyed a week of activities hosted by Trafford Centre for Independent Living as part of Equalities Week.



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