School attracts unwanted headline

Home » Latest News » School attracts unwanted headline

After a difficult 2011, the new term will see all at Audlem St James' school trying to shake off the headline in last week's Nantwich Chronicle.

'Damning SATS Score at School' was splashed across the front page of the newspaper last week. This followed the publication of Key Stage 2 performance tables that ranked Audlem 118th out of 124 Cheshire East schools.

The results were based on assessments last May, we understand, when only 60% of local pupils reached the expected level in both English and maths.

This compares with an average of 81% in Cheshire East and a national average of 74%.

The new term will see Rachel Jones as head until a permanent replacement is appointed for Catherine Nolan-Burnitt, who left her job as head at the end of last term — see Audlem Online on 19th December.

The school has been run by a Cheshire East-appointed Interim Executive Board (IEB) since 1st September 2011. The IEB is due to give an update on progress at the school to Audlem Parish Council's January meeting next Monday.

Audlem Online will also be pressing the IEB for regular reports on progress as the issues at the school affect the whole community as long as regular adverse headlines in local newspapers persist.  


popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Community Image
Wed 09 Oct 6:08am  |  hits: 816

Audlem Parish Council would like to introduce residents to three new Councillors that have join over the past few months. Suzie Warren, Patricia Salt and George McLaren-Brown have all come on board to work with the Parish Council helping influence important decisions affecting the village and delivering benefits to the community.New CouncillorsSuzie Warren returns to Parish Council after a...

Tue 08 Oct 6:37am  |  hits: 809

Council warns of crackdown on developers who flout rulesCheshire East Council is warning developers to stick to their promises when it comes to planning conditions — or face a crackdown to halt developments.Councillor Toni Fox, the authority's cabinet member for planning, said tough enforcement action will be taken if developers continue to flout agreements and treat planning conditions...

Audlem Scout & Guide Hall
Sat 12 Oct 6:08am  |  hits: 785

This class has been running for many years, but has not featured on AudlemOnline before nowTuesday mornings 9,30 to 10.15amIn the Audlem Scout & Guide Hall on Cheshire Street.Supple Strength (a blend of Yoga/Pilates style exercise)Suitable for all levels of fitness. This is a mat-based class with a focus on Stretching, Toning and Abdominal Exercise.Contact Claire Sherbourne 07952...