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

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.

Yacine is a prize guy

Messenger Newspapers: Yacine is pictured with John Taylor, a former headteacher of Sale High School

2:20pm Thursday 28th November 2013

Block SALE High School held its annual presentation evening this month and welcomed back this summer’s graduates.

Loreto runners have their eyes on the prize

Messenger Newspapers: Pictured from left to right are: Megan Burns, Kirsten McNally, Gabrielle Kelly, Olivia Ball, Niamh Sloane, Danielle McNinn, Beatrice Lennon-Butler, Isabella Hulme, Emilia Gajda, Sinead Gibbons, Ciara Lydon, Claudia Cowan, Beth Barlow, Aine Gibbons, Alice

1:35pm Tuesday 26th November 2013

LORETO Grammar School cross country runners travel to the national championships in Southend in Essex this Saturday as one of the favourites to win Gold.

Sharp shooter Natalie passes on her skills

Messenger Newspapers: Pictured with Natalie are from left to right: Imogen Perry, Hannah Murray, Nia Higham, Molly Harridge and Jess McCann

10:49am Tuesday 26th November 2013

ENGLAND netball goal shooter Natalie Haythornthwaite gave Loreto Preparatory School hot shots a master class in precision shooting under pressure.

Girl power's having an effect at Loreto

Messenger Newspapers: Pictured from left to right are Isobelle, Sophie and Chloe

2:19pm Friday 22nd November 2013

LORETO Grammar School in Altrincham has just launched its new school council.

Master class in surgery for Ambrose medics

Messenger Newspapers: Pictured from left to right with Dr. Keene are students Jack McIntyre, 17, who is applying to Nottingham to study medicine; Ciaran Morgan, 18, who is applying to Newcastle and Will Goddard, 18, from Hale, who is applying to Birmingham

11:48am Friday 22nd November 2013

YOUNG medics from St Ambrose College were given a master class in key hole surgery by one of the country's leading exponents of paediatric testicular surgery.

Hale's Junior Bake Off hopeful makes it through to semi-finals of CBBC show

Messenger Newspapers: Monty in the Bake Off tent

7:50am Thursday 21st November 2013

HALE’S Junior Bake Off hopeful has made it through to the semi-finals of the CBBC show.

Performance of a lifetime awaits Loreto singers

Messenger Newspapers: Pictured from left to right are: Issi Boyle, Nia Higham, Katie Budd, Louisa Stiles, Olivia Herron, Shannon Hodgkiss, Sophie Bailey, Siobhan Gregory, Amira McWilliam and Ella Gillespie

11:42am Friday 15th November 2013

LORETO Grammar School singers are not nervous about singing in front of a worldwide audience of 25 million for the Rugby League World Cup Final.

A lesson in hospitality for Sale High students

Messenger Newspapers: At your service - Eve Woods

11:15am Friday 15th November 2013

SALE High students Liam Dodd, Daniyal Majoka, Kayleigh Pheonix, Eve Woods and Ben Nettleton attended Moorlands Primary School this month to help run their annual musical soiree for parents which sees pupils playing a wide range of instruments from the cello to the drums.

A whole new ball game for Sale High students

Messenger Newspapers: Pictured on the front row are Danny Doherty, health officer, Red Devils Foundation, Caroline Vile, associate headteacher, Lynn Nicholls, headteacher, and Mark Brocklehurst, manager, Red Devils Foundation

12:22pm Friday 8th November 2013

SALE High School has embarked on a partnership with Salford Red Devils which will see rugby players and coaches working with Sale High students to improve their skills and develop their knowledge of the game. Not only will students have the chance to learn practical skills from the club but will also benefit from work experience, community events and apprenticeship opportunities at the stadium.

A history lesson they'll never forget - Altrincham students visit WWI battlefields

Messenger Newspapers: Luca and Cora in the grounds of the Passchendaele memorial museum in Zonnebeke, Belgium

3:53pm Thursday 7th November 2013

AS part of a £5.3m government funded project which will mark the centenary of World War 1, two pupils and one teacher from Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College embarked on a trip of a lifetime to the Battlefields of France and Belgium.

Ghouls and ghosts help boost school funds

Messenger Newspapers: Pictured getting into the spirit of things - no pun intended - are left to right Malaki Alleyne Padzisai, Kalum Doohan and Connor Culhane

2:17pm Thursday 7th November 2013

BIG-hearted ghouls and ghosts raised £329.67 for Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College at the school’s Halloween Disco.

Lessons in mass murder for St Ambrose sixth formers

Messenger Newspapers: Naaman and Oliver are pictured before giving their presentation on their trip to fellow club members

2:59pm Friday 25th October 2013

ST Ambrose College historians Naaman Carr and Oliver Riley were given a horrifying insight into the Nazis industrial genocide on a day trip to Auschwitz and Birkenau run by the Holocaust Education Trust.

School's a blast at Sale High

Messenger Newspapers: pictured from left to right are Year Nine students Kaya Brown and Zoe Ash, James Moores from Year Seven and Lewis Norcott, from Year Eight

3:52pm Thursday 24th October 2013

STUDENTS from Sale High School experienced the thrill of space travel - while keeping their feet firmly on the ground.

St Ambrose's state of the art building scoops an award

Messenger Newspapers: Michael Thompson and Mehran Rahanjam, Trafford’s principal building control officer are pictured with some of St. Ambrose's sixth form team

12:36pm Friday 18th October 2013

THE new St. Ambrose College can claim to be one of the best built and designed schools in the region after winning a top design prize.

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