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.

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.

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.

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.


Bishop joins pupils for worship

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

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.

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.

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.


WATCH: Easter family fun at Alnwick school

The Reception class at St Paul’s RC Primary School in Alnwick organised Easter activities aimed at involving the whole family in some creative fun.


WATCH: Pupils put on a show

Norwegian dance group Panta Rei held a workshop with school pupils before a show in Shilbottle last week.


Fund-raising to help out underprivileged children

A £2,000 fund-raising drive has been launched to raise money to help underprivileged children in Africa.


Sun shines on bright new nursery space

The sun was shining last Thursday for the opening of the new-look Rothbury First School nursery by Coun Steven Bridgett.

Ronnie Campbell, MP for Blyth Valley. Picture by John Tuttiett

‘Tory priorities on schools are all wrong’

The National Audit Office reckons that crumbling schools in Northumberland need £2,100 per pupil to bring them up to standard.

Teach First is looking to recruit more teachers in the North East.

New teachers call to mark anniversary

Education charity Teach First marked its fifth anniversary in the North East last week with a call for more residents to make a step into the classroom.

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Early years’ experience for students

Students from Years 10 to 13 at the Duchess’s Community High School, Alnwick, who study child care, have been attending work experience placements to help further their education, writes Gabriel Brown.


Careers event is just the start of better links with businesses

Alnwick’s high school has teamed up with a new firm to deliver a careers event later this month – but that is just the beginning of the partnership.


SLIDESHOW: World Book Day in Alnwick, part two

Here’s a slideshow of pictures from Gazette photographer Jane Coltman’s visits to Swansfield Park and St Paul’s schools last week for World Book Day.


SLIDESHOW: World Book Day in Alnwick and Amble

Here’s a slideshow of pictures from Gazette photographer Jane Coltman’s visits to Lindisfarne, St Michael’s and Amble Links schools last week for World Book Day.


SLIDESHOW: World Book Day at the Duke’s Middle School

Here’s a slideshow of pictures from Gazette photographer Jane Coltman’s visit to the Duke’s Middle School last week for World Book Day.

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