Changes to payment system for post-16 transport charges

Extra payment options for post-16 transport are being introduced as the new council administration aims to make the charge easier for households to manage.

Leadership team members from Newsham Primary School in Blyth with assistant headteacher, Caroline Elton, holding the Northumbie.

Primary school lands Northumbie

A Blyth school has scooped a Northumbie – the awards recognising those who went the extra mile to celebrate the first Northumberland Day.

Picture by Jane Coltman

A fun countryside trip

Some 1,500 pupils from 35 schools across Northumberland enjoyed Children’s Countryside Day, despite heavy rain.

Pupils and staff from Josephine Butler Primary Campus in Ashington with members of the Heighley Gate Garden Centre team. Picture by

Top gardening tips for school pupils

Pupils from Josephine Butler Primary Campus in Ashington learned more about wildlife, gardening and where food comes from during a recent visit to Heighley Gate Garden Centre.

Craig Howe, Lazy Larry and Alison Jackson with Collingwood School and Media Arts College pupils in the new play area.

Clean playtime in all weather types

Muddy shoes are set to be a thing of the past at a school in Morpeth after it had some state-of-the-art artificial grass installed to replace a boggy lawn.

Northumberland County Council's enforcement vehicle.

Improving road safety near schools

Northumberland County Council has been using its parking enforcement vehicle to help improve road safety outside the county’s schools.

From left, Bede Academy pupils Jamie Watson, Josh Aisbitt, and Louis French are among those who will be volunteering in South Africa this summer.

Pupils to volunteer in Africa

A new group of students is continuing its school’s association with a South African community by volunteering to work with HIV/AIDS orphans in a local school.

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Platinum arts award for school

A school in Blyth for children with a range of special educational needs has received the prestigious Platinum Artsmark Award.

Author Alex Wheatle with student library assistants Thomas Nichol and Amy Langdown.

Author inspires students with passionate talk

An award-winning author has been inspiring the latest bunch of writers.

Vicky Spencer (Schools Go Smarter Coordinator), Tracy Aitken (School Travel Plan Advisor, Northumberland County Council) and a group of Beaconhill Primary School pupils get a close up view of the show by Ian Drummond of 3SIXTY Bicycle Stunt Team.

Stunt show prize for school students

Children at Beaconhill Primary School in Cramlington were wowed on a recent visit by Ian Drummond of 3SIXTY Bicycle Stunt Team.

Some of the first cohort of Northumberland Career College students.

Inquiries on career college are welcome

Northumberland College is inviting parents to find out more about its new curriculum that is available to students from the age of 14.

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Clint McKellar and Michelle Giles, from The Education Network, with class teacher Rachel Middis and the finalists from Cragside Church of England Primary School. Picture by Simon Williams.

Pupils book their place at retailer

Pupils from a primary school in Cramlington are to see their work on display at a major book retailer.

Headteacher Louise Mallin, who is leaving Stead Lane Primary School in Bedlington after 20 years, with a group of pupils. Picture by Jane Coltman

Louise leaves after 20 years at school

Pupils bade their headteacher a fond farewell as she is starting a new county-wide role after the Easter holidays.

Education Secretary Justine Greening.

Cash pledge to increase school places

The Government has pledged £68million for North-East schools to improve or expand buildings and create new school places by 2020.

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Kids get planting as free packs arrive

Hundreds of free trees have been sent to schools and community groups across Northumberland thanks to the Woodland Trust.

Three Shanklea Primary School pupils pictured at the war memorial in Cramlington Village just before the walk set off. Picture by Steve Brock Photography.

Hats the way to walk to school!

A group of children in Cramlington enjoyed a memorable walk to school last Thursday.

Secretary of State for Education Justine Greening. Picture by Richard Ponter

Date announced for the launch of tax-free childcare

Millions of parents can pre-register from today for the Government’s new childcare offers, with around 90,000 families in the North East set to be eligible for tax-free childcare.

Member of staff Janet Smith with the defibrillator that is now in place at Northburn Primary School in Cramlington.

Primary school gets a defibrillator

A useful device that saves lives is now in place at Northburn Primary School in Cramlington.

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Ceiling problem closes school

A school in south east Northumberland was forced to close for a few days following a ceiling collapse.

Ian Lavery MP and Mike McDonald, from the NUT, outside the Northumberland Church of England Academy in Ashington.

MP launches campaign on cuts to education

Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery has launched a campaign to oppose ‘the Conservative Government’s cuts to education’.

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