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Pupils swap desks for the factory floor

Students from the Duchess’s Community High School, Alnwick, have been able to undertake trips to the Nissan plant.

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The Duchess's Community High School in Alnwick.

Students get a taste of university life at special careers day

Year 12 students from the Duchess’s Community High School, Alnwick, attended a careers day at Teesside University.

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The Duke's Middle School Brass Band

Festival prizes for school’s brass band

Members of the Duke’s Middle School Brass Band came away with three trophies in the Wansbeck Music Festival.

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Hipsburn First School pupils with their poppies. Picture by Terry Collinson

Pupils learn importance of poppies

Pupils at Hipsburn Primary School were busy planting poppy seeds last week as part of a three-year programme to mark the First World War.

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Students at Netherton Northside First School celebrate the recent Ofsted report.

Small rural school makes a big impression with Ofsted

Staff and pupils at one of Northumberland’s smallest schools are celebrating after chalking up an impressive Ofsted report.

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An artist's impression of The Sill.

Northumberland National Park centre’s £10k education boost

Ahead of Northumberland National Park’s Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre opening to the public this summer, its education programme has received a £10,000 boost from Sir James Knott Trust.

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Education Secretary Justine Greening.

Cash pledge to increase school places

The Government has pledged £68million for North-East schools to improve or expand buildings and create new school places by 2020.

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The Duchess's Community High School in Alnwick.

Alnwick students swap school for a taste of university

A group of Year 12 students from the Duchess’s Community High School, Alnwick, attended a university course conference, writes Gabriel Brown.

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The Bishop of Berwick, the Rt Rev Mark Tanner, at Longhoughton CE Primary School.

First visit of new Bishop

The Bishop of Berwick, the Rt Revd Mark Tanner, made his first visit to Longhoughton CE Primary School.

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Duchess's Community High School careers day.
 Lindsey Finnie of Pure Fishing talks to pupils Josh McDonald, Aimee Anderson and Erin Murray.
Picture by Jane Coltman

Careers event hailed a success by school and companies alike

A major careers event took place at Alnwick’s high school last week, organised by a firm whose aim is to help every young person become the best at whatever they want to be.

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Locals protesting against the closure of St Mary's CE Middle School in Belford.
 Picture by Jane Coltman

Reprieve for under-threat middle school in Northumberland

The middle school in Belford, which was facing the axe later this year, will now stay open while options for the future are considered.

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WATCH: Pupils in Spain for filming of musical project

A group of Alnwick pupils was in Spain earlier this month as the first stop of a European tour to meet their partners in an exciting musical project.

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The Lindisfarne Middle School site is set to be demolished in the summer.

Sales and demolition lined up for Northumberland schools

The county council has given an update on the future of a number of school buildings in Northumberland which are not, or will soon not be, in use.

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Pupils from The Dukes Middle School learnt about farm animals during Science Week.

Science Week at the Duke’s

Pupils from The Duke’s Middle School, Alnwick, celebrated Science Week by taking part in a series of workshops.

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Secretary of State for Education Justine Greening. Picture by Richard Ponter

Date announced for the launch of tax-free childcare

Millions of parents can pre-register from today for the Government’s new childcare offers, with around 90,000 families in the North East set to be eligible for tax-free childcare.

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Pupils from St Michael's CE Primary School in Alnwick at Ford Castle.

A castle visit and a books donation

The Year 4 children from St Michael’s CE Primary School in Alnwick embarked on their residential visit to Ford Castle.

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Bishop joins pupils for worship

Reverend Canon Mark Tanner, Suffragan Bishop of Berwick, visited Hugh Joicey Church of England Aided First School in Ford.

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The Blue Lagoon, Iceland.

Geysers and glaciers await pupils

A party from the Duchess’s Community High School, Alnwick, consisting of four teachers and 34 A-Level geography/biology students, is visiting Iceland in Easter.

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Assistant headteacher Flora Cann, Coun Steven Bridgett and Sarah Kidd, a Code Club volunteer, with pupils at Thropton Village First School.

Computers for youngsters

Youngsters are set to learn the basics of computer programming after £4,500 was invested in new IT equipment for a coding club and other activities at Thropton Village First School.

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Coun Grant Davey, Northumberland County Council and Labour leader.

Appeal to PM by council on school funding fears

Northumberland County Council has joined scores of local authorities in writing to the Prime Minister about school funding fears.

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