Thousands of places created in new special free schools

Up to 3,000 new school places are to be created for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), providing tailored support and specialist equipment. Staffed by specially trained teachers, the 35 new special free schools are expected to open in September 2022 to give pupils with complex needs access to ...

Oxford Summer School – a UNIQ opportunity for Freya

A Year 12 Winstanley College student says she feels ‘much more confident’ in making a strong competitive application to The University of Oxford next term after taking part in a week’s digital summer school. Freya West, a former Maricourt Catholic High School pupil, found out about Oxford’s UNIQ courses through ...

Rainford High welcomes back Year 10 students

Year 10 students have made a welcome return to Rainford High as the school begins to slowly reopen to certain year groups, under the Government’s latest guidelines. Over the last seven days, 60% of the cohort have attended school and had face-to-face sessions with subject teachers and support teams to ensure they are in the best place possible to move forward with their ...

Tom secures apprenticeship with The Bank of England

At a time when few companies are recruiting, 17-year-old Winstanley College student, Tom Aspinall, has defied the odds to secure an apprenticeship with a national institution. The former Haydock High pupil will shortly be heading to the iconic Threadneedle Street in London to begin his degree apprenticeship in data analytics ...