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More than 100 new school places

A total of 115 new school places are being created in five schools in south-east Northumberland to meet the increasing pupil population.

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Andy Haldane, chief economist at the Bank of England, visited the LifeSavers Bank at the Josephine Butler Primary Campus in Ashington last Friday.

Chief economist praises school bank

Young bankers in Ashington recently had a new trainee cashier to put through his paces – the chief economist at the Bank of England.

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Cramlington nursery is acquired

A North East childcare business that operates a group of nurseries has acquired a new nursery, with the support of a £210,000 loan from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.

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Julie Roberts and Bethan Harding.

Bede Academy promotes 3-18 learning model

A Northumberland three to 18 academy has hosted the UK’s first conference on all-through education.

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Alanya Wilson from Newbiggin. Picture by Iconphotomedia.

Scholarship for Newbiggin student

Leeds Beckett University has awarded a £1,000 scholarship to an English and media student from Newbiggin-by-the-Sea.

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Katrina  Gilmore, spa manager Emily Cape and Tyler Richell.

Students trained in spa techniques

Active Northumberland is working with Northumberland College to help two local students gain work experience in the beauty industry.

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Northumberland College's main campus in Ashington.

College calls for alumni to celebrate diamond jubilee

Northumberland College is calling on former staff and students as well as members of the local community to attend its Diamond Jubilee event next week.

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Coun Peter Jackson, leader of Northumberland Conservatives, outside County Hall in Morpeth.

Post-16 transport charges to be axed in Tories’ first budget

Transport charges for post-16 students are to be abolished for the next academic year, the leader of Northumberland County Council has pledged.

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The going gets tough in Northumberland schools.

Struggling to balance the books

An increasing number of schools in Northumberland are unable to balance their books, according to the latest data from the Department for Education.

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Some positive education news for the county.

Seven-year-olds performing well

The proportion of seven-year-olds reaching the expected standards in most subjects in school has gone up in the last 12 months in Northumberland, according to figures from the Department for Education.

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Ups and downs in annual report from Northumberland’s schools chief

Northumberland’s next head of education will ‘have a firm foundation upon which to build’, according to the post’s current holder.

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Santa surprise for group of students

Santa surprise for group of students

Pupils from a school in Blyth for children with a range of special educational needs received a surprise visit from Santa as an end-of-term treat.

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New free courses for adults

Northumberland College has put together a programme of short courses and workshops aimed at helping people to develop skills for work or thinking of a career change.

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Cramlington Learning Village students, from left, Taylor Dobson, Morgan Sewell, Thomas Ledger and Matthew Gullon, during a visit to Woodhorn.

Pupils involved in major war project

Groups of school students are involved in a major project to study the devastating impact of the First World War on a small mining community.

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School has got plenty of pedal power

School has got plenty of pedal power

The new bike club at Eastlea Primary School in Cramlington has been a huge success.

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Outdoor art to celebrate individuality

To mark the national Anti-Bullying Week, pupils at Stead Lane Primary School in Bedlington painted a rock inspired by the book Only One You by Linda Kranz.

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Co-ordinators, teachers, college students and university PhD science students are pictured at the FutureMe event held by Northumberland College. Picture by Trevor Walker (The Image Farm).

Activities about Antarctica

Northumberland College has launched a series of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) events to encourage young people in the county to progress to higher education as part of the North East Collaborative Outreach Programme (NECOP).

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Representatives of the organisations present at the event and students with Stephen Miller, fourth from right, and Coun Wayne Daley, third from right. Picture by Paul Stephenson.

Future plans event for SEN students

The Northumberland County Council Careers Guidance Team arranged a dedicated event for young people with special educational needs (SEN) to enable them to begin planning their future pathways.

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Stakeford Primary School's Premier League Primary Stars kit.

Premier League kit and pack for pupils

There have been smiles all round at Stakeford Primary School after it was awarded a Premier League Primary Stars kit and equipment pack.

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New location to park near school

A recently completed project is set to improve parking issues and alleviate traffic congestion at peak times near Shanklea Primary School.

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