Berwick Partnership Consultation

Drop-in sessions on future model of schools in the Berwick Partnership

Public consultation drop-in sessions will take place to discuss the future model of schools in the Berwick Partnership.  
Northumberland County Council has pledged almost £40m to invest in schools in the Berwick Partnership as part of its county-wide investment programme.    
But with declining pupil numbers, surplus places and children leaving the partnership for neighbouring schools in Scotland and Alnwick, a consultation process has begun to ensure the school system is sustainable and will deliver the best outcomes for young people.   

This consultation began on Monday 31st October 2022 and will close at midnight on Friday 3rd March 2023. 
Over the next few weeks, council and school representatives will be on hand at the drop-in sessions at Wooler, Belford and Berwick to discuss the consultation and answer any questions.  
Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Councillor Guy Renner-Thompson, said: “With falling pupil numbers in the partnership area, we have to look at creating a sustainable school system that will work best for our young people.   
“We welcome all interested parties to come along to these events to find out more, ask any questions and share their views.” 
The events will take place on:
Date: Thursday 12th January 2023, 7.30pm to 9.30 pm 
Venue: Wooler First School, 15 Brewery Lane, Wooler, NE71 6QF 
Date: Wednesday 18th January 2023, 6.30pm to 8.30pm 
Venue: Belford Primary School, West Street, Belford, NE70 7QD 
Date: Saturday 21st January 2023, 10.00am to 2.00pm 
Venue: Berwick Academy, Adams Drive, Spittal, Berwick, TD15 2JF 
Date: Thursday 9th February 2023, 6.30pm to 8.30pm 
Venue: Berwick Middle School, Lovaine Terrace, Berwick, TD15 1LA  
(please note change to venue from that previously advertised) 
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