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Revamp for college’s popular pooch parlour

Northumberland College’s dog grooming parlour, based at its Kirkley Hall Campus near Ponteland, has undergone an extensive makeover this term.

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Post-16 transport charge protestors gathered outside the Duchess's High School in Alnwick back in June 2014. Picture Jane Coltman

Northumberland post-16 transport charge axed

Post-16 students in Northumberland will not have to pay the controversial £600 transport charge from September after councillors axed the so-called ‘teenage tax’.

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Proposed academy trust receives useful Government grant

Schools in Ponteland and the surrounding area that plan to form a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) have received a major funding boost.

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Simon Taylor, CEO of The Three Rivers Learning Trust, pictured at King Edward VI School.

CEO welcomes three new additions to learning trust

An education trust that was formed in Morpeth has expanded its area and almost doubled its membership after welcoming three schools as partners.

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A section of the proposed site for the new Morpeth First School.

Bid lodged to replace first school in Morpeth at new site

A new planning application for a school in Morpeth has been submitted after it was put on hold last year when controversial development plans were withdrawn.

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County Hall in Morpeth.

Children secure place at preferred Northumberland schools

All children have been allocated a place in one of their top three schools of their choice, council officials have revealed.

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The Dales Specialist School at Cowpen Road, Blyth.

Increasing capacity at Northumberland’s special needs schools

Northumberland County Council is urgently creating more school places in the face of a huge increase in the number of pupils with special educational needs.

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Truancy is one of the reasons for unauthorised absences from schools; unauthorised family holidays is another.

Northumberland schools fined fewer parents despite rise in pupil absence

Schools in Northumberland have backed off handing out fines to parents if their children miss school, figures from the Department for Education have shown, reflecting a national drop for the first time.

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School’s science show full of eye-catching demos

School’s science show full of eye-catching demos

Ponteland High School celebrated British Science Week with its fourth bi-annual Science Show.

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A recent picture of the Darras Hall Primary School new build being constructed on the school site. It is in the opposite corner to the current building.

Project to build new school is on schedule

Construction is making good progress at Darras Hall Primary School.

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(R-L) Morpeth Lions President Margaret Trewick hands the Brenda Bell legacy cheque to Rebecca Pearson, Chairman of The Friends of Abbeyfields School, watched by teachers and children from'the school, together with members of the Lions Club of Morpeth.

Brenda Bell legacy cheque funds playground improvements

Morpeth Lions Club

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Newcastle University students on site with Banks Mining.

Digging in to learn more about mining careers

A group of students have been digging in to learn about potential careers in the extractive industries.

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Ponteland High School student Ben Guadagno.

Youth Parliament election success for Pont sixth former

For the first time, a Ponteland High School student has been elected to be a representative for Northumberland in the British Youth Parliament.

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Name for proposed academy trust has link to Pont heritage

Schools in Ponteland and the surrounding area that plan to form a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) have revealed the name of the organisation and they have appointed its board of directors.

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Northumberland College's main campus in Ashington.

College calls for alumni to celebrate diamond jubilee

Northumberland College is calling on former staff and students as well as members of the local community to attend its Diamond Jubilee event next week.

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Coun Peter Jackson, leader of Northumberland Conservatives, outside County Hall in Morpeth.

Post-16 transport charges to be axed in Tories’ first budget

Transport charges for post-16 students are to be abolished for the next academic year, the leader of Northumberland County Council has pledged.

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The going gets tough in Northumberland schools.

Struggling to balance the books

An increasing number of schools in Northumberland are unable to balance their books, according to the latest data from the Department for Education.

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From left, Jack Lennie (NCS), Simon Taylor, chief executive officer of The Three Rivers Learning Trust that includes King Edward VI School, and KEVI assistant headteacher Leanne Johnston at the Champion School status presentation.

NCS Champion School status yet again for KEVI

King Edward VI School in Morpeth has been named a Champion School by the National Citizen Service (NCS) for the third year in succession thanks to its commitment to the youth programme.

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A previous winner in the WOW badge design competition.

Children encouraged to design a badge for annual competition

A charity is on the hunt for the next budding designers after launching its annual competition for children.

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