Cheshire East Council Virtual School


Cheshire East Council’s Virtual School supports the education of all children and young people in the care of Cheshire East Council.  This support is supplied through the provider (for example, school, academy or college) as agreed in the child’s Personal Education Plan (PEP).  The support needed and how it will be provided will be agreed between the child or young person, Teachers, Social Workers, carers and educational Consultants from the Virtual School.  In most cases this support is provided by the school or setting with additional funding provided by the Virtual School to help meet any additional costs.

Service Details

1st Floor Fitzgerald House, Macclesfield Town Hall, Market Place, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1EA (directions displayed on map)
Cheshire East Council
Service Type:
Education, Training and Skills
Age Band:
  • Children (5-18)
  • Young Adults (14-25)
Eligibility criteria:
Child or young person must be cared for by Cheshire East Council.
Is a referral required?:
Accepted referral methods:
  • Via CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services)
  • Via Early Years setting
  • Via School
  • Via College or post-16 provider
  • Via Children’s Social Care
  • Via Adult Social Care
  • Via Voluntary Agencies
  • Via Youth Offending Team and/or Youth Prevention Team
  • Via Youth Support Service
Additional Referral Information:
Application via Virtual School Support Fund request (application form) to Nicola Axford.
Areas covered in Cheshire East:
  • All Areas of Cheshire East
  • Alsager
  • Congleton
  • Crewe
  • Knutsford
  • Macclesfield
  • Nantwich
  • Poynton
  • Wilmslow
Additional Areas of Cheshire East covered:
Anywhere CEC cared for child is in education or training
Service operates in the following neighbouring local authorities:
  • Cheshire West and Chester
  • City of Manchester
  • Derbyshire
  • Halton
  • Shropshire
  • Staffordshire
  • Stockport
  • Trafford
  • Warrington

This page was last updated on 04 January 2018

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This page was last updated on 04 January 2018


Contact Details

Contact Name:
Nicola Axford
01606 271951