Admissions Portal Now Open

Effective: 13th September 2016 to 31st October 2016

The Online Portal for Admissions to Middle, High and Secondary Schools is now open for children transferring from First to Middle (current Year 4) – Middle to High (current Year 8) and Primary to Secondary (current Year 6). Further information can be found on the School Admissions page by following the link below.

More about Admissions Portal Now Open available here.

Have you thought about training to teach?

PrintThe Three Rivers Teaching School Alliance delivers school-based teacher training programmes for both primary and secondary phases via the School Direct route.

Our trainees are placed in local schools for the school year and are trained by experienced and highly skilled professionals.  If you are interested in joining us to become a teacher in 2017, please visit our website.

Extra Curricular Music Ensembles

  • circle-made-of-music-instruments_23-2147509304 (1)Monday (starting Monday 12 September) 3:30 – 4:30pm: Choir (No instrument needed – beginners welcome) in Chantry Hall
  • Tuesday (starting Tuesday 20 September) 3.30pm – 4.30pm: Ceilidh Band (violin, guitar, flute, penny whistle, Northumbrian pipes, bodhran, keyboard, bass)  in Chantry Hall
  • Wednesday (starting Wednesday 21 September) 3:30 – 4:30pm: Jazz Band (clarinet, flute, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, drums, guitar, keyboard (able to use school keyboards), bass) in Newminster Music Room
  • Thursday (starting Thursday 22 September) 3.30pm – 4.30pm: Samba Band (Percussion and drums provided – beginners welcome) in Chantry Hall

Pearl of Africa Children’s Choir Visit

The Pearl of Africa Children’s Choir is touring the North East for 2 weeks in September fundraising. They are planning to spend a day at Chantry and Newminster Middle Schools on Monday 19 September.

Their visit will comprise of an assembly performance for both schools, workshops for classes and an afternoon workshop for the joint schools choir. Their visit will culminate in an evening performance which will take place at 6.30pm in Chantry School Hall. The Pearl of Africa Children’s Choir will perform along with some joint pieces with the Newminster and Chantry school choir. Tickets for the concert will be available on the door (adults £3 and children £2). There will also be refreshments, African crafts on sale and a raffle.

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Free Kickboxing sessions

Free Kickboxing sessions for students during September, taught by former world #1 professional full contact fighter James Watling. There is a limit number of 10 spaces available, so be quick!

Sessions include:

  • Boxing and Kickboxing
  • Non contact
  • Physical conditioning
  • Self disipline

When: Wednesdays 5-6 PM, throughout September.

Where: Barnanbas Youth Centre, Morpeth

If interested contact Barnabas safe and sound, or James directly on 07765403779.

Writer’s Club

The Writer’s Club met for the first time on 4 May. The Club provides an informal forum for our pupils to find their creative ‘voice,’ have fun with words, and enjoy the freedom and autonomy to express their ideas in whatever form they choose.

The Writer’s Club has provided an environment which from the beginning has promoted independence. I have encouraged pupils to take a ‘leap of faith’, trust their own judgements, share ideas and offer advice to each other. The resulting work has drawn on an eclectic range of subjects, which have been humorous, thought-provoking and at times emotional.

We hope you enjoy the ‘Talking Heads’ performances on our website and invite you to read additional examples of the fabulous work produced over the last nine weeks.

Click below to see more films and peotry created by the group.
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Y5 Careers Afternoon

IMG_1037This was the first time that we trialed a mini careers event for our year five students. The event took place on Friday 1st July where the students had a special assembly facilitated by Mrs Bowler involving a ‘What’s my line?’ theme.

The event was supported by ‘Primary futures’ who kindly recruited the visitors which included the following representatives:

  • Wendy Bland, Accountant, BIS
  • Steve Bullock, Welder/Safety Advisor, Express Engineering  
  • Kelly Green, Change Finance Apprentice, DWP
  • Emma Youngs, Occupational Therapist
  • Andy Jaycott, Tax Analyst, Deloitte

The year five’s thoroughly enjoyed grilling the guests!

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Big Bang Fair

IMG_1017A group of 28 year seven students went along to the annual Big Bang Fair at Northumbria University to present their science projects. All the students have been accredited with a Bronze crest award and they had the opportunity to showcase their fantastic work amongst other schools in the North East.

The year seven’s also had the opportunity to attend inspiring STEM workshops and take part in a variety of challenges such as chocolate welding, bug eating challenges and one of our students Max Davidson won the Formula 1 challenge which was run by the NAC group.