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Education

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

Bid for schools and leisure in Pont submitted

A detailed planning application for the provision of state-of-the-art schools and leisure facilities in Ponteland has now been submitted.

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Concerns over parental engagement

SCHOOLS NorthEast has called on the Government to develop a national strategy in order to improve parental engagement in their children’s schooling, amid concerns over the long-term impact on their education.

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Building My Skills programme participants Joel Tilmouth and Shannon Brown. Picture by Chapman Brown Photography.

Pupils get introduction to the world of work

A year group of pupils at a Morpeth school have learned about working for a business and other employment, as well as how to go about getting a job, at first hand over a number of weeks.

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Red and white was the colour scheme when Grange View Church of England First School chose to focus on Turkey for its 2017 European Day of Languages. Picture by Jane Coltman.

Pupils talking Turkey

An action-packed morning and afternoon of fun activities recently took place at a Northumberland school for this year’s celebration of another country’s culture.

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Richard Coates Church of England School headteacher Heather Cape with pupils from the new reception classes. Picture by Jane Coltman.

School ‘adapting well’ to many new arrivals

The headteacher of a Ponteland school is delighted with how the first month of its new era has gone.

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New speed limit outside school after calls for action

A 20mph speed limit has been introduced outside Stannington First School following safety concerns raised by parents, teachers and local councillors.

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