School consultations

Here you will find consultation on proposed school partnerships, plans for academies and other changes to schools organisation.

Current consultations appear below

For full details of the consultation proposals for education in West Northumberland see the section below.  You can then provide your feedback on this feedback form.
Consultation has started today on options for the organisation of schools in the west of Northumberland, which includes schools in Haydon Bridge and Hexham Partnerships.  School leaders of schools in the west have already been consulted over the last month and now the second phase of this extensive consultation is now open to parents, staff, Governors, parish councils, the wider community and any one else with an interest.

The Consultation Document below sets out 3 models of organisation and we would like you to respond with your views on these. We would also like to hear if you have any alternative models that you believe would address the issues raised within the consultation document.

You can forward us your views by either using the electronic response form below or by downloading the form and sending it back via email or in the post. Details are provided on the document

The Council is holding two drop-in events which will be held in Haydon Bridge and Hexham:

Monday 26 February 2018 from 4.30 pm to 8.30 pm - Haydon Bridge High School
Saturday 17 March 2018 from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm - Hexham Auction Mart

These will be drop-in events that can be attended at any time, and are for those with an interest in either Haydon Bridge or Hexham partnerships.

The Consultation is open until 9 April 2018.

The current consultation on schools in the west of the county is an informal one, and no decision on closures have been made.

The council will be working closely with all those involved, with staff, parents and the wider community to find a solution that will be in the best educational interests of all the children in the area.<

Consultation is being carried out to create a unique and innovative system that meets the needs of children and families now and over the next 50 years.

Following the current informal consultation, Cabinet will consider all feedback before any decisions are made.

We urge people to take part in the consultation to share their views and ideas.

Further Information:

‚ÄčThe data contained in this presentation was correct at the time of publication to the knowledge of NCC Officers
Following a request from the Governing Body of Netherton Northside First School, on 8 February the Council's Cabinet approved the commencement of consultation on a proposal to close Netherton Northside First School with effect from 31 August 2018.
The consultation is now open until 30 March 2018 and all interested parties are invited to respond.  The consultation document setting out the reasons for the proposal is available below. 

The meeting which was to be held on Tuesday 27 February 2018 at 2.00 pm at Netherton Northside First School for parents and the community has been cancelled due to weather conditions.  Details of the new meeting date/time will be published once it has been rearranged.

You can respond to the consultation by completing the electronic Response Form (link below), or by download the Consultation Document below and completing the Response Form at the end of the document.

Consultation Document
Online Response Form

Following on from statutory consultation on a proposal to close St Mary's Church of England Middle School with effect from 31 August 2018 and extend the age range of Belford First School to become a primary school from 1 September 2018, the Council's Cabinet yesterday approved the implementation of these proposals.
The Department for Education has confirmed its intention to introduce a National Funding Formula for Schools with effect from 2020/21 so that all schools will have funding set according to the same allocation mechanism. For 2018/19 & 2019/20 local authorities retain some discretion Northumberland County Council is consuting on how it should introduce the NFF. Please see the link for the consultation document and details as to how to access further information.