Project to build new school is on schedule

Construction is making good progress at Darras Hall Primary School.

(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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ponteland Community High School

Headteacher hopeful on project start date

The headteacher of Ponteland High School is hopeful that work will be able to get under way on the school blocks element of a major new project at the end of next month.

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Ups and downs in annual report from Northumberland’s schools chief

Northumberland’s next head of education will ‘have a firm foundation upon which to build’, according to the post’s current holder.

An artist impression of the proposed new Ponteland schools and leisure complex.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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