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Education

Councillors give green light to Pont scheme

A new schools and leisure complex in Ponteland is a step closer following Northumberland County Council’s strategic planning committee meeting last Thursday.

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Students are being encouraged to get their finances in order for 2018.

Advice to students on getting their 2018 finances in order

Students are being encouraged to use January to organise their finances.

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Building works taking place for a new housing development in Northumberland earlier this year.

Securing developers’ funds for school places

A new policy has been adopted by Northumberland County Council that sets out how much housing developers should contribute towards school places.

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Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery

Schools encouraged to join Premier League programme

Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery is calling on all primary schools in Northumberland to follow the example set by 16 in his constituency and sign up to a special scheme.

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From left, Coun David Bawn, Coun Alison Byard, Steven Johnson and John Henderson.

Committee plea over ‘dangerous parking’

A group that looks at ways of making the routes to Morpeth’s high and middle schools safer has issued a fresh appeal to the parents and carers who are causing concern with their parking.

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School gives generously at Christmas time once again

School gives generously at Christmas time once again

Ponteland High School students have excelled themselves again this year with their Christmas hampers.

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The approach to Chantry Middle School in Morpeth.

Funding earmarked to expand Morpeth school and three others in county

More than £4.5million has been allocated by the county council to increase pupil capacity at four schools in Northumberland.

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Three pupils enjoying their involvement in the planting of donated wildflower plugs around the lake at Kirkharle.

Fun and educational wildflower planting

Pupils from three Northumberland schools have helped to give the area around Capability Brown’s serpentine lake at Kirkharle a floral boost.

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KEVI in region’s top 10 for results

Morpeth’s high school is among the cream of the crop in the North East when it comes to exam results.

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Ponteland Community Middle School headteacher Caroline Pryer. Picture by Jane Coltman

Proposal to extend school’s age range

Ponteland Community Middle School (PCMS) has announced expansion plans that would see it increase its intake to include Years 9, 10 and 11.

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Turf cutting to mark start of school build

Turf cutting to mark start of school build

Pupils and councillors recently joined the team from Galliford Try at an official event to mark the start of building work on the new Darras Hall Primary School.

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Part of a design image for the new building at Darras Hall Primary School in Ponteland.

Contractor appointed for new school building works

A contract has been awarded for the building of a new school in Ponteland.

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Top class Phonics Screening Check score

Top class Phonics Screening Check score

The staff and children at Whalton Church of England Primary School were delighted to receive a personally signed letter from Nick Gibb, Minister of State for School Standards, congratulating them on the school’s outstanding achievement in the 2017 Phonics Screening Check.

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Children and Families Minister Robert Goodwill with councillors, council staff, school staff and nursery staff in Bedlington.

Minister visits county to see scheme in action

Children’s Minister Robert Goodwill has met members of the Early Years team at Northumberland County Council in relation to the provision of 30 hours of free childcare.

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Goosehill Private Nursery in Morpeth hosted a visit from Danish educators.

Private nursery in Morpeth hosts Danish educators

An outstanding nursery and nature kindergarten is hosting international study visits from Scandinavian educators.

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Ponteland estate agent raises cash for schools

A family-run estate agent is offering its support by donating some of its income to local schools.

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The former fire station site at Loansdean, Morpeth.

Green light for £7m new school in Morpeth

Funding of almost £7million has been approved for a new first school on the former fire-station site in Morpeth.

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Anne-Marie Trevelyan is pictured with pupils at Cambo First School.

MP and school pupils’ joint palm-oil message

A Northumberland MP met children and teachers from Cambo First School to discuss an important environmental issue.

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Some of the participants at the recent national session of the European Youth Parliament in Liverpool.

Exciting times at European Youth Parliament

I have just been listening to an excellent performance of Earth, Wind and Fire’s September, sung and choreographed by a group of sixth formers from Dunfermline.

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Pupils from Swarland Primary School, Horton Grange Primary School, Hipsburn Primary School, Bothal Primary School, Central Primary School and Newminster Middle School receive certificates from councillors.

Developing young citizens

Pupils from Newminster Middle School and Technology College in Morpeth, among those pictured above receiving certificates from councillors, were part of a group of schoolchildren of all ages invited into County Hall for Local Democracy Week.

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