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Education

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.

Michael Fleightman, Sue Higginson, Jeremy Butler and Rob Edward at Tranmere Rovers, where Michael has just started his intermediate business administrator apprenticeship

After GCSEs, which way next for you?

Course opportunities at Wirral Met College

Glyndwr University Open Day

Still time to make the grade for university

Glyndwr University hosts open day for potential students

Staff of Ysgol Eiras High School in Colwyn Bay took part in their annual bike ride that raised £1450 for the Clatterbridge Cancer Charity

Clatterbridge Cancer Charity thanks high school for support

The school in Colwyn Bay has raised £1,450 for the Wirral-based charity

Minister for Disabled People and MP for Wirral West Esther McVey

Esther McVey: The people of Wirral and the UK deserve credit for having weathered this recession

In her weekly column for Wirral News, MP for Wirral West Esther McVey writes about the new positive horizon in employment

Angela Eagle, MP for Wallasey

Angela Eagle: There are real concerns about number of infants in classes

In her weekly column for Wirral News, MP for Wallasey Angela Eagle writes about classroom figures

Alison McGovern, Labour MP for Wirral South and Shadow Minister for International Development

Alison McGovern: Congratulations to Wirral students who received A-Level results last week

In her weekly column for Wirral News, MP for Wirral South Alison McGovern writes about the results period

Bebington High Sports College A level students did well

Wirral A level students grade better than national average

Pass rate 98.7% for Wirral, above 98% national figure

Wirral Met HE Awards, BA Fine Art Graduates with tutor Vincent Lavell (second right) The further education awards ceremony took place at the Floral Pavilion, New Brighton.

Level three students' progression to Higher Education and work

Students from Wirral Met College progress onto Higher Education and work

VIP visitors to Glyndwr University have included Prime Minister David Cameron, First Ministers Rhodri Morgan and Carwyn Jones, Labour Party leader Ed Miliband and Karren Brady, vice-chair of West Ham FC and a star of BBCs The Apprentice

Research complex is such a success story

Glyndwr university’s revolutionary research complex has created 20 jobs and won millions of pounds in grants over the last five years

The psychology team at Glyndwr University

Psychology department given the seal of approval

Psychology department at Glyndwr University re accredited by the British Psychological Society

Wirral Met have set up a partnership with Tranmere Rovers FC. From left, Michael Flightman, Jeremy Butler, Sue Higginson and Rob Edwards (TRFC Manager).

College seals link-up with Tranmere Rovers

Tranmere Rovers and Wirral Met College launch new partnership

David at the start of ride

Wirral teacher's solo mission to circumnavigate world on pushbike

David Barden, from Oxton, continues his world ride for nephew Noah

St Michael and All Angels School, Woodchurch have been given new play equipment from construction contractors Mansell Homes

Construction firm sorts play equipment for Woodchurch primary school

Playtimes made more fun for All Angels students

Rodney Brookes, founder of Rethink Robotics with Baxter at the Baxter UK conference held in Bristol

Revolutionary degree in robotics launched

Glyndwr University to launch postgraduate robotics degree next year

Seven sixth form students from The Mosslands School in Wallasey cycled 900 miles from Lands End to John O'Groats

Cyclist from Wirral school ride length of Britain in memory of student’s father

Seven sixth form students from Wallasey's The Mosslands School cycled 900 miles from Lands End to John O’Groats

The ground breaking partnership between Glyndwr University and Wrexham FC has attracted 15 players, including several from the North West.

Football academy scores with Prenton Park assist

Glyndŵr Wrexham Football Academy football academy scores with assist from Tranmere Rovers and more

Minister for Disabled People and MP for Wirral West Esther McVey

Esther McVey: There was lots to cheer about in Wirral over the weekend

In her weekly column for Wirral News, MP for Wirral West Esther McVey writes about various events taking place over the weekend

Tom Winston, Rafael Parry, George Creasy, Advait Bavikatte, and Heather Marshall with coach John Hanson at the Yes to Chess international finals in London

Check mate for Wirral's UK chess champions against world opponents

St Bridget’s CofE in West Kirby represented the UK in the international chess championships for primary school children

Minister for Disabled People and MP for Wirral West Esther McVey

Esther McVey: George Osborne met with Wirral businesses to hear their views

In her weekly column for Wirral News, MP for Wirral West Esther McVey writes about George Osborne's visit to West Kirby

A level art student Charlotte White with her winning tartan garment modelled by Georgina Scregg

Wirral teen's has big designs on fashion industry after winning award

Charlotte White won top designer award with her 'very creative and impactful design'