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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.

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

Glyndwr University are encouraging prospective students from the Wirral to attend their open day on August 16

Borough students invited to open day

Wirral students invited to attend Open Day at Glyndŵr University

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'

West Kirby students get their hands on Open Golf Championship Claret Jug

The students were allowed to lift the prize as a reward for volunteering their help in this year's competition

Malcolm Peine (left) with St Bridget's coach John Hanson and UK chess winners from the three teams (back) Taylor Jenkins, Maddie Kinson, Tom Winston, Rohan Mewar and Raffi Parry (front) Advait Bavikatte, Alex Waring, George Creasy, Rocco Robinson and Vadim Bosc. Drew from Barclaycard to right.

Chess champs from Wirral get set to out manoevre world opponents

St Bridget’s CofE Primary school play for the UK to win international title

Grandmother Sheila Fowler, from Hoylake, set up Wirral Fuss with daughter Kate

Wirral group gets all in a lather for school uniform recycling scheme

Families can collect school uniforms on Saturday July 12 ready for the autumn term

Glyndwr University Professor Karen Graham at the World Forum on Early Care and Education in Costa Rica

Award for professor at global conference

Glyndwr University professor Karen Graham joins event in Puerto Rico

Townfield teacher Alexandra Rigg leads the project and took her family to St John’s School for the Deaf in Gambia

Charitable Wirral primary school raises £4,500 for deaf school in Gambia

Townfield Primary School in Prenton is linked to Gambia's St John’s School for the Deaf

Pupils from Ridgeway High School visited Ypres to commemorate the centenary of WWI

Ridgeway pupils honour Great War in WWI centenary year

Pupils from Ridgeway High School travelled to Ypres to remember the Great War

The European ELT Telescope

Another world-first for mirror polishers

The ESO project team at Glyndwr Universitys Optic Centre in St Asaph  have achieved another breakthrough in polishing mirrors for the £900m E-ELT

Winner of Wirral Apprentice of the Year, Rebecca Hulse, with her award at a ceremony held at Lord Derby's Estate in Knowsley. She is pictured with Brian Quinn, Operations Director at Training Plus Merseyside.

Wirral Apprentice of the Year winner announced

Rebecca Hulse won the accolade and was presented with an award during an event at Lord Derby's estate in Knowsley

The theme for this year's Wirral Met Gala Dinner was Supermarionation. Hairdressing, beauty and catering students and apprentices provided an excellent three course gala dinner, alongside their hair and make-up show, which took place at Heswall Hall.

Gala dinner proves an outstanding success at Wirral Met College

Supermarionation Gala Dinner at Wirral Met College

Creative industries students at Glyndŵr University

University moves up in national rankings

Glyndŵr University students are among the most satisfied in the UK

Roy Fisher is cycling for Wirral’s Prostate Cancer Support group

Retired Wirral teacher's cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats for cancer charity

Roy Fisher was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2006 and disease has recurred