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KEVI A Levels: 'A fantastic set of results'

The hard work of students and staff at Morpeth's High School has paid dividends as the school celebrates its 'best ever' results.
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Students represent region at youth event

A group of teenagers from Morpeth tested themselves against the best debaters in the country at the UK session of the European Youth Parliament (EYP).

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Ponteland High School headteacher Kieran McGrane.

Key school support role for head and staff

Ponteland High School has been chosen for an important role that involves supporting schools in challenging circumstances and training new teachers.

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Award winners and university staff, from left, Joe Phillips, Tom Nicholson, Amanda Clarke, Gillian Fraser, Dr Phil Adams, Rebecca Craig, Lindsey Marshall and Nicola Miller.

Three Morpeth students receive prestigious award

Three Morpeth nursing and midwifery students from Northumbria University, have each received a prestigious award for their efforts throughout their degree.

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Pictured are Stobhillgate First School pupils after taking off the footwear they then donated to the Sals Shoes charity.

Generous pupils give up a pair of shoes for good cause

Footwear donations by children in Morpeth will enable their peers in developing countries to go to school and help protect them from nasty infections.

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Ponteland Middle School.

School achieves top class SATs results

Ponteland Middle School has once again achieved an outstanding set of results in the national SATs tests.

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Nunnykirk Centre For Dyslexia

School hopeful of finding a solution to funding issue

A Northumberland residential specialist school has received some positive news after raising concerns over a funding shortfall.

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Ponteland schools and leisure project kicks off

A multi-million pound scheme to provide state-of-the-art schools and leisure facilities in Ponteland has been endorsed by the council’s new cabinet.

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Ponteland High School headteacher Kieran McGrane.

‘Vast majority of Pont parents satisfied with academy trust plans’

The majority of responses to Ponteland High School’s consultation on a proposal for a multi-academy trust (MAT) to be established in the area were positive.

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Mark Simpson, head of school at King Edward VI School, Morpeth.

Uniforms to go back to old-school in September

King Edward VI School in Morpeth is returning to a uniform of blazers and ties in September – a tradition previously held by the school for many years.

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Northumberland College graduates celebrate their success.

Students celebrate graduation success

Northumberland College has celebrated the success of more than 1,000 students at recent graduation ceremonies.

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During their enrichment week, Year 9 students at King Edward VI School in Morpeth enjoyed some paddleboard activities.

Watersports for KEVI students

Pupils at King Edward VI High School (KEVI) in Morpeth have been busy recently as the Year 9 and 10 pupils enjoyed the annual enrichment week.

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Pupils donate useful items to kids in Syria

Pupils donate useful items to kids in Syria

St Robert’s Mini Vinnies Club – the junior branch of the St Vincent de Paul Society – in Morpeth organised a collection of children’s clothes, shoes and toys to send to children in need in Syria.

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Pictured, from left, are Laura Henderson (NCS North East), Laura French, Mark Simpson (head of school at KEVI) and Leanne Johnston.

KEVI achieves champion status for NCS programme

Morpeth’s high school has been named a champion school by the National Citizen Service (NCS) thanks to its commitment to the youth programme.

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Prom 2017 Dyke House College at Crathorne Hall

Hartlepool proms season in full swing

School proms are continuing at pace and here are pictures from two more which took place this week.

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Andy Johnson, interim director of childrens services at Northumberland County Council.

Conference for heads deals with key issues

More than 90 headteachers and other education professionals recently gathered at The Fuse Media Centre, Prudhoe, for the 2017 Northumberland County Council Headteachers’ Summer Conference.

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Pictured are a team of Newminster Middle School and Technology College pupils doing a water filtration exercise under the supervision of volunteers from the Institution of Civil Engineers. Picture by Neil Denham.

School pupils tackle zombies problem

Groups of children at Newminster Middle School and Technology College in Morpeth recently enjoyed a post-apocalyptic world challenge.

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A protest against post-16 transport charges in Alnwick in 2014.
Picture by Jane Coltman

Changes to payment system for post-16 transport charges

Extra payment options for post-16 transport are being introduced as the new council administration aims to make the charge easier for households to manage.

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Jacqui Henderson (chairman of governors) and Marcus Clinton (principal and chief executive) with students at Northumberland Colleges Ashington campus.

College celebrates continued good rating from Ofsted

Northumberland College is celebrating Ofsted’s recent findings, which praise its clear vision to deliver high-quality learning.

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Northumberland County Council's enforcement vehicle.

Improving road safety near schools

Northumberland County Council has been using its parking enforcement vehicle to help improve road safety outside the county’s schools.

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