Rural Northumberland school set to close as part of reorganisation

One rural school is set to close and the council is to step in to save another as the future of education in the west of Northumberland was outlined today.

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.

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.

Truancy is one of the reasons for unauthorised absences from schools; unauthorised family holidays is another.

Thousands of persistently absent pupils in Northumberland

More than 2,500 children were persistently absent from Northumberland’s secondary schools last year, each missing at least 19 days of teaching, figures from the Department for Education show.

Children from Whittingham and Wingrove.

Making friends and learning about faith

Whittingham C of E Primary School children have made friends with children from Wingrove Primary School, Newcastle.

Mandy Mallaburn with the pupils of St Paul's RCVA Primary School in Alnwick.

Pupils excel in competition

Mandy Mallaburn, from Alnwick Funeralcare, ran a competition with St Paul’s RCVA Primary School in Alnwick for Mother’s Day.

Science Week at Whittingham CofE Primary School.

Fun week discovering the world of science

Children of Whittingham CofE Primary School had lots of fun as they took part in British Science Week.

St Michael's CofE Primary School at Ford Castle.

10th visit to Ford Castle

The Year 4 Lions class from St Michael’s CofE Primary School have recently returned from their annual visit to Ford Castle.

St Michael's CofE Primary School pupils had a visit from Cbeebies.

Programme testers for Cbeebies

The Nursery and Reception pupils at St Michael’s CofE Primary School in Alnwick had a very important job to do recently when they were visited by a team from TV channel Cbeebies.

Glendale Middle School pupils have been learning about world religion and visited a Hindu temple in Newcastle.

Wooler students visit Hindu temple

Year 6 pupils from Glendale Middle School in Wooler visited the ISKON Hindu Temple in Newcastle to experience for themselves the world religion they had been studying at school.

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 service’s link with school is bearing fruit

A careers service business has been successfully working with students at Alnwick’s high school for more than a year now.

An artists' impression of the school plans, which were unveiled by the Labour group in 2017.

Mayor demands urgent review of JCSC overhaul

The Mayor of Amble has said that there is an urgent need to revisit a potential upgrade of the town’s James Calvert Spence College (JCSC).

The group from St Mary's CofE Middle School in Belford at Westminster Abbey.

Northumberland pupils’ date with Princes William and Harry

A group of pupils and staff from Belford’s St Mary’s CofE Middle School met Princes Harry and William as they attended the Royal Commonwealth Service in London.

Pupils at Wooler First School celebrated World Book Day earlier this week. The author and illustrator, Helen Stephens, joined the children for a day of fun. Her wonderful book, How to Hide a Lion, was the theme of the day. Pictured are some of the children from Reception, Year One and Year Two.

Second attempt at World Book Day!

The Beast from the East brought widespread school closures, meaning many planned events for World Book Day in Northumberland were put on the back-burner.

Shilbottle Primary School pupils with the Super League trophy.

School welcomes rugby league trophy

Pupils at Shilbottle Primary School were lucky to see the Super League trophy last week as it was brought into school by Newcastle Thunder, who were promoting rugby league’s Magic Weekend at St James’ Park, Newcastle, on May 19 and 20.

Whittingham pupils Olivia and Eliza chose to read their books next to their snow hole, with hot chocolate to keep them warm.

Snow closure fails to halt book celebrations at one county school

One north Northumberland school didn’t let closure due to the snow stop it from marking World Book Day last week.

Year 5 and 6 pupils at Whittingham C of E Primary School.

Students enter writing competition

Whittingham C of E Primary School pupils have been inspired to write after watching a live lesson launching BBC Radio 2’s 500 – a children’s writing competition.

Glendale Middle School Girls visited Westfield Independent Girls School for a Creative Arts Day.

Creative arts day for Wooler students

Westfield Independent Day School for Girls invited 14 of Glendale Middle School’s Key Stage 2 girls to attend a creative arts day.

Rachael Tait and Kim Redpath.

Bags of money to fund event

Wooler-based Farm to Freeze is doing its bit to support a highlight of the year in Glendale.

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