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Primary Schools

There are 150 schools in the Cheshire West and Chester area. Some details of local schools are given below. For details of schools outside the CH64 area please visit the CWAC Finding a School Portal.

From September 2013, schools in the CWaC area have a standardised school year, based on 195 days, which includes 5 INSET days.

  1. All terms will start on a Monday (or a Tuesday if the Monday is a Bank Holiday).
  2. October half term to be the last full week in October.
  3. The term dates surrounding the Christmas/ New Year Break remain unchanged.
  4. February half term will be the third week in February.
  5. The Easter Break will be named the Spring break and will be the first two full weeks in April.
  6. Easter will be observed via the Bank Holidays Good Friday and Easter Monday.
  7. Whitsun half term break will be one week across all Primary, Secondary and Special schools.
  8. Where the school is open for part of a week, the school will be open for 3 or more days (to encourage good attendance).
  9. The five INSET days are to be designated by the individual school governing body, but there will be no more than two days (in any one term) set consecutively for this purpose.

The above information is taken from the CWAC Education Announcements website.

Burton Bishop Wilson Church of England Primary School
Puddington Lane Burton, Neston. CH64 5SE.
0151 336 3396

Founded in 1724 by Bishop Thomas Wilson, the school is situated on the edge of the village of Burton. It had 74 pupils in 2021.

Neston Primary School
Burton Road, Neston. CH64 9RE.
0151 832 6251

Neston Primary School opened on the Burton Road site in 1906. There were 188 pupils in 2021

Willaston Church of England Primary School
Neston Road, Willaston, Neston. CH64 2TN.
0151 338 2421

The school opened in 1932. There were 208 students in 2021.

Parkgate Primary School
Brooklands Road, Parkgate, Neston. CH64 6SW.
0151 329 0361
There were 173 pupils in 2018.

St Winefride’s Catholic Primary School
Mellock Lane, Little Neston, Neston. CH64 9RW.
0151 338 2468
There were 180 pupils in 2018.

Woodfall Primary School
Woodfall Lane, Little Neston, Neston. CH64 4BT.
0151 338 2288
The school was built in 1967-1970. There were 396 pupils in 2014.

Neston High School

Neston High School – Raby Park Road, Neston. CH64 9NH.
0151 336 3902

Neston High School is an 11-18 rural comprehensive school of over 1700 students. We are oversubscribed, and many students travel from Chester, Wales, and Wirral. The school is in a three-storey building opened in September 2017. There were 1738 pupils in 2022.

Higher & Further Education

There are two universities in the immediate area. Liverpool University has a campus at Leahurst (Veterinary School), and at Ness Gardens. In addition Chester University has campus’ around the region too.

Train to Change is a non-profit company based in Ellesmere Port, offering vocational training and help with getting jobs. Students have got jobs as specialist fork-lift truck drivers at Aldi distribution centre locally as part of this programme.

West Cheshire College is a vocational college with campuses in Chester, Ellesmere Port and Crewe.

Adult Education & Life Long Learning

Join one of the clubs or societies in the Neston area that are open to all, such as the Parkgate Society, Burton and Neston History Society, Neston Civic Society or U3A (University of the 3rd Age) and learn about local history and local interests with one of their regular talks or lectures. Or you can find out more about gardening and horticulture through the Alpine Garden Society. The Burton Society meets to discuss a variety of topics.

Neston Community and Youth Centre on Burton Road, Neston, offers a wide range of courses.

Ness Gardens offer a wide range of gardening and horticulture courses including some RHS courses from the Welsh College of Horticulture.

Neston Community Cyber Centre is based at Neston Methodist Church, where you can use the internet or e-mail, learn how to use a computer with support from IT buddies.

Neston Library offers a huge range of learning opportunities, including computer facilities.

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