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Pegswood Primary School pupils are enjoying a range of new playground markings.

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Ponteland High School headteacher Kieran McGrane.

Consultation begins on academy proposal

Five schools in Ponteland could join forces as a multi-academy trust (MAT) proposal has been put forward.

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Some of the first cohort of Northumberland Career College students.

Inquiries on career college are welcome

Northumberland College is inviting parents to find out more about its new curriculum that is available to students from the age of 14.

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The students from Ponteland High School who attended the EurVoice forum at Northumbria University.

Students discuss and debate issues at forum

Students from Ponteland High School were among those who had their say on some key topics during an event at Northumbria University.

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Northumberland College finalists, models and tutors who competed in this years Association of Hairdressers and Therapists competition. Picture by Trevor Walker.

Good haul of medals for hair and beauty students

Northumberland College’s success at this year’s Association of Hairdressers and Therapists national final included awards for students from Morpeth.

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King Edward VI School assistant headteacher Leanne Johnston is pictured with post-16 mentors Fiona Long and Jessica Mares.  Picture by Jane Coltman

Gold careers award joy for school

The efforts of Morpeth’s high school to prepare students for the world of work have been recognised with a prestigious national award.

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Education Secretary Justine Greening.

Cash pledge to increase school places

The Government has pledged £68million for North-East schools to improve or expand buildings and create new school places by 2020.

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From left, Nick Corrigan, Willmott Dixon director, Andy Johnson, director of education and skills at Northumberland County Council, Daljit Lally, the county council's deputy chief executive, Sarah Morton, Willmott Dixon bid manager, Kieran McGrane, Ponteland High School headteacher, and Phil Evans, general manager at Active Northumberland.

Council’s preferred bidder for Pont project revealed

Northumberland County Council has announced Willmott Dixon as the preferred bidder for its project to create a combined schools and leisure campus in Ponteland.

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Charlotte Stuarts parents are appealing after applications for Newminster and Chantry Middle Schools and Technology Colleges were turned down. Picture by Jane Coltman

Frustration for family over schools rejection

A family has been left frustrated after a Morpeth First School pupil missed out on getting a place at one of the town’s middle schools.

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The current Darras Hall First School.

New Pont primary school given green light by committee

Plans for a new primary school to replace the current first school have been given the go-ahead.

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A group of Newminster pupils with the straw tetrahedron that they made.

Science comes to life at middle school

Pupils at a school in Morpeth enjoyed taking part in a range of activities that brought a set of subjects to life.

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Secretary of State for Education Justine Greening. Picture by Richard Ponter

Date announced for the launch of tax-free childcare

Millions of parents can pre-register from today for the Government’s new childcare offers, with around 90,000 families in the North East set to be eligible for tax-free childcare.

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Ian Lavery MP and Mike McDonald, from the NUT, outside the Northumberland Church of England Academy in Ashington.

MP launches campaign on cuts to education

Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery has launched a campaign to oppose ‘the Conservative Government’s cuts to education’.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond

Budget 2017: Calls to tackle schools funding and unleash North East potential

The North East’s business group is calling on the Chancellor to ‘unleash the region’s potential’, while a schools group is urging him to ‘tackle the funding crisis’.

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A group of Willow class pupils at Grange View CofE First School with the map used to show where the post had reached.  Picture by Jane Coltman.

Great response to Facebook post about internet safety

A Northumberland school’s social media post with an important message about staying safe online has been seen by thousands of people across the world.

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Students from Collingwood School and Media Arts College serve guests at the schools first community caf� day in St Aidans Church, Morpeth. Picture by Jane Coltman.

Students serve up afternoon tea at community café

Students at a special school in Morpeth cooked up some treats as a community café project got under way.

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Eileen Wilson and David Sinyard of St Christophers House at the path when it was being built. Picture by Jane Coltman.

New path connection for sheltered housing and school

A unique project to link St Christophers House sheltered housing complex and Abbeyfields First School was completed over half term.

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Northumberland heads raise fears over schools funding

Northumberland’s secondary and high-school headteachers are raising serious concerns about the dire financial situation they are facing.

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The representative from Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service showed groups of Year 7 pupils the items that are stored inside a fire engine.

Plenty of support for school’s careers fair

A total of 18 visitors were recently at Chantry Middle School and Technology College in Morpeth to run workshops for students in all year groups at its annual careers fair.

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