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NATIVITY: Hugh Joicey CofE Aided First School, Ford

Here's the latest video as we share previews of what schoolchildren in north Northumberland are singing for their Nativity plays and Christmas performances.

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Securing developers’ funds for school places

A new policy has been adopted by the county council which sets out how much housing developers should contribute towards school places.

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Pupils at St Mary's CofE Middle School in Belford.

Moving forward on closure of another middle school

The closure of the middle school in Belford, with the first school being converted to a primary, now looks likely after the second, formal stage of consultation was launched.

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NATIVITY: Branton Community Primary School

Here's the latest video as we share previews of what schoolchildren in north Northumberland are singing for their Nativity plays and Christmas performances.

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Year 5 Leopards at St Michael's CE Primary School, Alnwick, with their Arts Award.

Pupils praised for arts work

Alnwick pupils have won praise for their works in the arts.

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MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan at Embleton Primary School.

MP goes back to school

The children in Class 2 of Embleton Primary School have been learning all about the Government as part of UK Parliament Week.

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Odd socks, JoJo Bows and an array of spots

Odd socks, JoJo Bows and an array of spots

Supporting an anti-bullying campaign and raising money for charity – it’s been a busy time at Seahouses Primary School.

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Pupils at St Mary's CofE Middle School in Belford at the end of the last school year. There are now just 41 students. Picture by Jane Coltman

Schools shake-up in Belford moves closer

The closure of the middle school in Belford and the conversion of the first school into a primary is set to move a step closer next week.

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Achievement levels among Northumberland's disadvantaged children are low. Picture: Shutterstock

Northumberland is 'not good place for disadvantaged children to grow up'

Disadvantaged children face some of the worst prospects growing up in Northumberland compared with the rest of England, shocking new research has revealed.

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Some of the students and governors at St Pauls RCVA Primary School.

Pupils and teachers praised in glowing Ofsted report

Children at St Paul’s RCVA Primary School, in Alnwick, have been celebrating after Ofsted inspectors praised their excellent behaviour and attitude to learning.

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Pupils at Red Row First School wear odd socks to back Anti-Bullying Week.

Pupils go in feet-first to back campaign

Pupils donned odd socks to support an anti-bullying campaign.

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Miranda Hunwick with Sainsbury's staff.

Miranda comes up with a blooming good idea

Elderly residents are getting a weekly floral treat, thanks to a blooming good idea from Miranda Hunwick.

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Headteacher Gary Parnaby with students at Shilbottle Primary School.

School chalks up top-class phonics test score

The staff and children at Shilbottle 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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Vicki Graham, NCC Independent Information and Advice Service for young people with SEND; Elizabeth Johnston, chairman of In it Together; students Jordan Hood, Rebecca Moor and John Bell; Stephen Miller MBE; CounWayne Daley; Jill Halliwell, teacher at Collingwood School; Eileen Reid, SEND careers adviser.

Career event helps children with special needs look to the future

Northumberland County Council’s careers guidance team arranged a dedicated event for young people with special educational needs (SEN).

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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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Seahouses Primary School is celebrating its good Ofsted rating.

School makes the grade, despite move to new site

Despite recent upheaval, Seahouses Primary School, which was previously rated as requires improvement, is now good, according to Ofsted.

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WATCH: Longhoughton Primary School

Here's a video of the new starters at Longhoughton Primary School singing a song.

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WATCH: St Paul's RC Primary School, Alnwick

Here's a video of the new starters at St Paul's RC Primary School, Alnwick, singing a song.

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WATCH: Red Row First School

Here's a video of the new starters at Red Row First School singing a song.
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Pupils with some of the shoes being donated by Whittingham CofE Primary School.

Helping others to attend school

The children of Whittingham CofE Primary School have been learning about the work of Unicef and the Children’s Charter.

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