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Wirral has a school population of approaching 50,000 pupils who attend the borough's 22 secondary schools, 91 primary school and 13 special schools. Most recent inspections indicate 80% of Wirral Schools are rated good or very good by government inspectors, compared to a national average of 73%.The borough is home to Wirral Metropolitan College, with thousands of students, taking courses up to degree level.

Your Gallery: Dennis Oakes

The latest artist to feature in Wirral News' Your Gallery is 66-year-old Dennis Oakes from Irby

By Callum Parry

Your Gallery: Callum Parry

The latest artist to feature in Wirral News' Your Gallery is 17-year-old Callum Parry from Wallasey

Frank Field, MP for Birkenhead

Frank Field: Work with local employers is making a real difference

In his weekly column for Wirral News, MP for Birkenhead Frank Field writes about the work of the council, schools and colleges

Wirral: Twenty-year-old Katherine from Leasowe, a student at Wirral Met, volunteered to distribute eggs from Wirral egg run tribute ride.
Katherine (in pink sweatshirt) with children of Wallaseys Elleray Park School.

Egg Run deliveries light up faces across Wirral

Children's faces lit up when hundreds of chocolate eggs were delivered to Wirral schools and a hospital.

Mark King hands over a defibrillator to Chaplain Drew Walker, watched by Student Welfare Officers Amanda Pointon and Carys Jones
Wirral Met College Twelve Quays Campus

Wirral Met announces plans for Wirral Waters campus

The college has plans for a new campus in the Peel Group development

Brian Cummings outside the House of Lords

School governor’s trip to House of Lords for celebration

Brian Cummings from Bebington receives special invitation by Lord Nash

Bethan Davies Williams, Ella Wilkinson and Cara Harris from West Kirby Grammar School who were crowned British school champions at the national trampoline finals on Saturday

West Kirby trampolinists jump for joy

West Kirby Grammar School has been crowned British champions in this year’s national  schools trampoline finals

UAB students welcomed Jon Mayhew

Author inspires students at University Academy Birkenhead

Author John Mayhew invited to University Academy Birkenhead

First signs of Spring with newborns in Bebington

Spring is in the air as first lambs are born at Bebington High Sports College

Ryan Lowe and James Wallace with year six pupils at Somerville Primary who had come out on top of Tranmere Rovers in the Communitys Wirral-wide seven-a-side competition

Tranmere players visit Wallasey school for special presentation

Wallace and Lowe were there to congratulate the winners of TRFC in the Community's seven-a-side competition

Prom rope horror cyclist Siobhan Delamare from Rock Ferry, Wirral, recovering at home - Pic Andrew Teebay.
Julie Frost

Your Gallery: Julie Frost

The latest local artist to feature her work in Wirral News is 38-year-old Julie Frost, from Wallasey

Author and mathematician David Gregg, from Spital, with his book The Stonehenge Codes

Wirral mathematician solves secrets of Stonehenge

"Many things about Stonehenge and why it was built remain a mystery"

Love Wirral: Grove Street Primary School's litter pick

Community groups across the region Love Wirral

Volunteers across Wirral have been cleaning up their communities as part of a local campaign

Fine art students are saving for a trip to Utah

A wealth of courses and apprenticeship help at Wirral Met

Visitors find out about courses and apprenticeships at Wirral Met College Open Evening

Pic Andrew Teebay. Teachers strike march from the Pier Head to St Georges Hall last year.

Wirral schools will close for a day as teachers walk out in a long-running row over pensions, pay and conditions

Widespread disruption expected despite many schools remaining partially open during Wednesday's strike

Wirral under 9's chess team and manager Matthew Batersby

Wirral chess team through to final

Children from Wirral schools were among the top teams to go through to the April final

Former Wirral Met student Sam Creedon is a Wirral Young Chef of the Year finalist

Wirral Met congratulates former student

Sam Creedon is a finalist in Wirral Young Chef of the Year

Bernd with Year 10 history students at St Mary's Catholic College

Rabbi who escaped Nazi horrors tells his story

The Jewish rabbi who fled Germany in 1939 visited a Wallasey school to talk about his life