Our School

Dear Parent / Carer,

Welcome to Newminster Middle School.

I am proud to be the Headteacher at Newminster Middle School; a special and vibrant place to work and learn.  Our dedicated and talented staff ensure that students are challenged to meet their potential, in a supportive environment. We have a holistic view of education, delivering a broad and balanced curriculum and cater for a wide range of interests through an extensive enrichment and extra-curricular programme. We believe there is something here for everyone and we are a high achieving school, with a reputation for ensuring that all students reach their potential.

Newminster is part of the Three Rivers Learning Trust, along with The King Edward VI High School, Chantry and Dr Thomlinson Middle Schools and Abbeyfields, Harbottle and Thropton  First Schools. The schools work closely together, under the Executive Leadership of our CEO Mr Simon Taylor and the Board of Directors, to provide the best possible learning experience for our young people.

Newminster Middle School is a popular and oversubscribed 9-13 school situated in Morpeth, Northumberland. It has a wide catchment area which includes the town of Morpeth and surrounding area. The vast majority of our students join us from three main feeder schools: Abbeyfields, Morpeth and St Roberts RC First Schools.

We are proud of being part of the Morpeth Partnership of Schools; a group of schools at the heart of their local communities. We all  promote a collective ethos of fulfillment, individual value and enjoyment, we acknowledge that our young people are individuals who possess differing strengths but who have a common entitlement. It is our aim to ensure these individual strengths have every opportunity to flourish and thrive.

Our purpose is clear and straightforward: to provide a learning environment in which we facilitate the broadest range of opportunities and challenges in order to enable all students to achieve their potential. We are committed to ensuring that students are well prepared to successfully take the next steps in their learning journey.

Aims and Ethos

At Newminster our goal is to:

“Foster academic and personal development in a caring and challenging environment so that each individual can achieve his or her potential”.

The underlying mission for all of us in school is that:

“Everyone will act with courtesy and consideration to others at all times”.

We believe that children have a right to be secure, happy and successful in a wide variety of ways. We strive to maintain a calm, friendly atmosphere and a disciplined learning environment in order that all children can fulfill their potential. We also believe that providing a breadth of opportunity for our students encourages them to develop a wide range of skills that will equip them well for later life.

Our priorities are therefore to:

  • Enable all to fulfil their potential
  • Promote excellence in teaching and learning
  • Create an atmosphere of trust, respect and tolerance
  • Encourage individuals to be caring, confident and capable
  • Prepare children for learning throughout their lives

Core Values

The aims and ethos of the school are reinforced through our ‘core values’ which stand at the very heart of all that we do. These values are woven through all aspects of school life.

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Children at Newminster Middle School enjoy a rich and varied programme of activities which extends their experience across many aspects of the curriculum. This wider enrichment provision is an important part of the learning experience that we provide for students and we are proud of both the breadth of this offer and the way that the students engage with all opportunities that are provided for them. Throughout their time at Newminster, there will be numerous opportunities for all young people to be involved in a wide range of enrichment activities which include:

  • Careers Education, Advice and Guidance
  • Enterprise
  • Science and Engineering
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • E-safety
  • Sport and Physical Activity
  • Creative Arts

We hope you find our website both useful and informative. We strive to continually keep the information on this site as up to date as possible and welcome any feedback that you may have.

We are rightly proud of our school and all that we achieve together and we look forward to meeting and working with you.

If you have any further questions or wish to visit the school, please do not hesitate to contact my PA, Mrs Sarah Hall, to make an appointment and I will be delighted to give you a tour of the school.

Mrs E Kinninment

Updated: September 2018

Review date: August 2019