Instrumental/Vocal tuition with Music Partnership North Autumn Term 2019

We would like to offer students the opportunity to take part in instrumental / vocal music lessons in school starting in the autumn term.




Northumbrian pipes

Percussion (drum kit)


Guitar (Electric, Acoustic, Bass)




Brass (trumpet, cornet, trombone, tuba, horn, baritone)



Please note that other instruments may be available if viable group sizes can be achieved. If your child wishes to learn an instrument not listed above, then please contact Music Partnership North to discuss further.

Lessons take place weekly, during the school day, either individually or in groups of up to 4 and are of 30 minutes duration. We deliver up to 33 lessons over the academic year.

The cost of tuition equates to £6.25 per lesson for a shared lesson or £17.50 for an individual lesson. We have a limited number of instruments for hire, although we do not hire percussion or keyboards. The cost of instrument hire is £23.00 per term unless your child qualifies for free school meals or is a looked after child in which case hire is free. Additional costs will need to be considered such as the purchase of a tutor book, valve oil for a brass instrument and replacement strings for violins. Please visit our website at, for full terms and conditions and additional information on instrument hire.

Parents wishing to purchase an instrument can do so through us without paying VAT. This is called an Assisted Purchase Scheme and details of this can be found on our website together with links to various organisations who may be able to offer financial assistance.

If you would like to register your child for lessons then please visit Once you have completed the registration process we will allocate your child to a lesson and forward details of the day and time and how lessons can be paid for.  This information will be sent out at the start of the autumn term. Registration must be completed before 7th September 2019.

If you have any questions concerning tuition or registration, please contact Lesley Scott at the office on 01670 624045.

Please note the steel pan lessons are provided by a different supplier and you need to sign up for them separately. Please see Ms Jones if you need further details about this.

Trust Expansion Consultation

Over the course of the last year the Board of The Three Rivers Learning Trust and the Governing Bodies of schools within the Morpeth Education Partnership have been exploring the most beneficial way forward for schools that have expressed an interest in joining the Learning Trust.

Please click here to see the letter to parents/carers.

You can also find a Frequently Asked Questions document here.

Consultation begins today, Monday 9 October until Monday 13 November at 4pm.

The Rocky Monster Show

IMG_0295 (1)Monday 19th June – 6:30pm, Tuesday 20th June – 6:30pm

Pupils at Newminster and Chantry have been rehearsing ready to perform the musical ‘The Rocky Monster Show’ in June.

Tickets will be available for the ‘The Rocky Monster Show’ performances at the school offices from Monday 15th May (strictly morning break times only). The tickets are priced at £4 adult and £3 child / OAP.

About the ‘The Rocky Monster Show’…..

Bizarre, anarchic and very funny, this Rock ‘n’ Roll musical is a riotous mix of the Addams Family, Young Frankenstein and Phantom of the Opera, with Rebecca and The Rocky Horror Show thrown in for good measure!

Baron Frankenstein’s descendant, and ex-pop star turned professor of Genetics, creates DNA moulds of people in his computer. How these moulds come to life as the ultimate Rock Group, headed by a clone of Elvis himself is the highlight of the hilarious plot.

More traditional monsters also add spice to the explosive mixture. Audience and cast will love the Rock ‘n’ Roll score, much of which is an affectionate send-up of the 60’s.

Information for Applicants

Completing the Application Form

If you have a Gmail account:

  • Open the Application document
  • Click ‘Sign in’ at the top right of the page
  • Go to File > Make a copy
  • Complete the application form in the Google Doc

Without a Gmail account:

  • Open the Application document
  • Go to File > Download as > Microsoft Word
  • Complete the application form in Microsoft Word

Emblematic Ltd

Emblematic Ltd are offering the following options to parents/carers this summer;

  • Free delivery on all orders placed before 1st July.  Following this parents/carers will have the option to pay for delivery to their home address or use the “Click and Collect” option (starting date to be decided), “Delivery to School” will not be an option
  • Measuring videos are available to view on the website, ensuring parents/carers purchase the correct size, using measurements they have taken at home
  • A free returns system is currently being offered allowing parents/carers to use the website to return items.  Parents/carers will then be expected to raise a new order for the correct size (there is no exchange service, as garments must be safely stored (Covid-19) before going back into stock)
  • Emblematic are also offering a “Click and collect” option in the future from their Benton shop only, until mid August (date and times to be decided)

Emblematic have confirmed that their manufacturers are delivering as planned, resulting in all of their uniform stock being available and don’t foresee any shortfalls in supply for returning to school in September.

Could we please stress the need however to order early so that deliveries can be made allowing time, should the need be, for exchanges etc.

Emblematic will continue to follow guidance to allow them to decide if/when their shops can re-open and what other changes can be safely made.