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Rural Northumberland school closure given final sign-off

The closure of a rural Northumberland first school at the end of term has been given the final sign-off by councillors.

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Karl Rathmell and Inspire students at Northumberland College's Kirkley Hall campus. Picture by Crest Photography

Competition success for students

Three students from Northumberland College’s Higher National Foundation Inspire programme, which supports learners with special educational needs, have won a regional competition that celebrates independent living and employability skills.

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First school holds its own country show

A Morpeth first school has replaced its traditional summer fair to inspire and widen its pupils’ experience of the natural world.

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The proposed new site entrance (purple line) would link with the Morpeth Northern Bypass.

View plans for new sport and leisure facilities at school site

Plans for a new major community leisure provision at Morpeth’s high school will be unveiled to members of the public this afternoon.

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Scheme in Pont back out to tender

Northumberland County Council is again inviting contractors to tender for the major project to create a combined schools and leisure campus in Ponteland.

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New facilities delight for first school

New facilities delight for first school

There has been plenty to celebrate at Stannington First School this year.

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A design image for the new Morpeth First School in Loansdean.

New school gets committee approval

A long-awaited new first school in Morpeth to replace the 107-year-old Goosehill site has been given the green light.

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Ponteland Community Middle School headteacher Dr Caroline Pryer.

Fresh bid to extend age range at Pont school

Ponteland Community Middle School’s (PCMS’s) expansion plan details have been changed and re-submitted to the Government.

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Top mark once again for school

Pupils and staff at Whalton Church of England Primary School were proud and thrilled to receive another highest judgement of Outstanding following a recent inspection by the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools.

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Pupils’ business ideas to help good causes

Children at a Morpeth school are aiming to battle their way into a boardroom in aid of a good cause.

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Staff and students at Northumberland College's dog grooming parlour. Picture by Trevor Walker (The Image Farm).

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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