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School information handbooks (more info..)

Here you will find all the information relating to all schools in Northumberland and their admissions policies.

Schools Fair Access Protocol (more info..)

The Access Protocol is for children without a school place.

School Catchment areas (more info..)

Northumberland County Council has an online system to identify catchment schools.

Reception entry applications (more info..)

Information about your child starting reception.

School entry applications for Yr 5 (Middle), Yr 7 (Secondary), Yr 9 (High) (more info..)

School admissions information for parents of children going into Yr 5 (Middle), Yr 7 (Secondary), Yr 9 (High).

I want to find out about school admissions for my child (more info..)

Here you will find helpful childcare and early years education information.

Appeal form (more info..)

How to appeal a school place decision

Contacts (more info..)

How to appeal a school place decision

School Application Form (more info..)

In-year admissions are those that take place other than the normal time of entry to the school.

Consultation on Admission Arrangements Cramlington Village Primary School (more info..)

All schools and academies in Northumberland must formally agree their admission arrangements for the 2020/21 academic year.

Home to School Transport (more info..)

Welcome to the School Transport section.

School consultations (more info..)

For full details of the consultation proposals for education in Northumberland see the sections below:

Unplanned school closures (more info..)

Should we be informed of any of schools closed due to weather, building problems or other local reasons they will appear below.

Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle (more info..)

For full details of the consultation proposals for education in Northumberland see the sections below:

Northumberland primary school places confirmed (more info..)

16 April 2020

The vast majority Northumberland parents have gained their top preference on National Offers Day for September 2020 first and primary school places.

Northumberland tops primary offers table (more info..)

16 April 2019 Archived

Virtually all Northumberland parents have gained their top preference of first or primary school on National Offers Day.

18 new school places for pupils with SEND (more info..)

10 December 2019 Archived

The council has agreed a pilot scheme which will see 18 new places for SEND pupils in mainstream schools in the county

Family Life Today: where’s the risk highlighted as part of Child Safety Week (more info..)

30 May 2019 Archived

The risks that lead to children being injured are to be highlighted by Northumberland County Council and partners during National Child Safety Week.

Working​ ​Together​ ​to​ ​Reduce​​​ ​Harm​ ​Caused​ ​by​ ​Alcohol​ ​and​ ​Drugs​ ​ (more info..)

14 November 2017 Archived

Partners from across Northumberland along with Councillors gathered on Tuesday (7th November) at an alcohol and drug forum organised by Northumberland County Council.

Outstanding service helping people regain their independence (more info..)

23 August 2017 Archived

The quality of a short-term care and support service in Berwick has been rated as Outstanding by the independent regulator of health and social care services in England.

Northumberland School wins award for promoting sustainable travel to school (more info..)

08 December 2017 Archived

Mickley First School in Stocksfield, Northumberland, were recently awarded Modeshift STARS School of the Region in the North East for their achievements in promoting healthy and sustainable travel to school.

Sustainable travel award for Grange View First School (more info..)

12 July 2017 Archived

Grange View First School in Widdrington has been successful in achieving national accreditation for its fantastic efforts to encourage more pupils to travel sustainably to school.

School extension will boost special needs education (more info..)

30 October 2018 Archived

A school extension which will provide additional places for children with special needs in Northumberland has opened this week.

Darras Hall Primary School opening its doors for new school term (more info..)

06 September 2018 Archived

Following a £5.8m investment, the new Darras Hall Primary School is set to open its doors for pupils starting the new term in September.

Funding secured to extend Hexham Priory School (more info..)

04 October 2017 Archived

Northumberland County Council are pleased to announce capital funding of £1.17m has been approved for Hexham Priory School which will a see a new extension added to the building.

Extra measures in place to secure Alnwick school site (more info..)

22 August 2017 Archived

Residents are being reassured of extra measures the council is taking to secure a school site once it closes after the summer.

Free school meals on wheels (more info..)

09 April 2020

Schools have been working in partnership with the council to ensure that over 1,800 free school meals care packages were delivered last week to families across Northumberland.

Cabinet agrees school investment (more info..)

14 December 2017 Archived

At a meeting on Tuesday (12 December) Northumberland County Council's Cabinet agreed a proposal to allocate £4.4m of the Basic Need capital grant, to provide additional school places at four school sites in Morpeth, Blyth, and Seaton Valley, and this will now go forward to full council for ratification.

Green light for new Morpeth school (more info..)

06 June 2018 Archived

A new first school for Morpeth has been given the green light.

Captain Raggy Beard's Pirate School

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Captain Raggy Beard's Pirate School

Swashbuckling family fun for the school holidays!Ahoy maties! Join Captain Raggy Beard’s Pirate School at Woodhorn Museum this half-term. Enjoy the Captain’s tales of the high seas and learn fun pirate skills. Pirate themed fancy dress positively encouraged! 10.30 – 11am, 11.30-12noon, 12.30-1pm, 1.30-2pm, 2.30-3pm, 3.30-4pm. Discover Woodhorn's super new membership scheme - kids go free and adults pay just once for 12 months unlimited returns and no parking charge. Full details on the website. www.experiencewoodhorn.com...

Captain Raggy Beard's Pirate School

Swashbuckling family fun for the school holidays!Ahoy maties! Join Captain Raggy Beard’s Pirate School at Woodhorn Museum this half-term. Enjoy the Captain’s tales of the high seas and learn fun pirate skills. Pirate themed fancy dress positively encouraged! 10.30 – 11am, 11.30-12noon, 12.30-1pm, 1.30-2pm, 2.30-3pm, 3.30-4pm. Discover Woodhorn's super new membership scheme - kids go free and adults pay just once for 12 months unlimited returns and no parking charge. Full details on the website. www.experiencewoodhorn.com...

Captain Raggt Beard's Pirate School

Swashbuckling family fun for the school holidays!Ahoy maties! Join Captain Raggy Beard’s Pirate School at Woodhorn Museum this half-term. Enjoy the Captain’s tales of the high seas and learn fun pirate skills. Pirate themed fancy dress positively encouraged! 10.30 – 11am, 11.30-12noon, 12.30-1pm, 1.30-2pm, 2.30-3pm, 3.30-4pm. Discover Woodhorn's super new membership scheme - kids go free and adults pay just once for 12 months unlimited returns and no parking charge. Full details on the website. www.experiencewoodhorn.com...

Captain Raggy Beard's Pirate School

Swashbuckling family fun for the school holidays!Ahoy maties! Join Captain Raggy Beard’s Pirate School at Woodhorn Museum this half-term. Enjoy the Captain’s tales of the high seas and learn fun pirate skills. Pirate themed fancy dress positively encouraged! 10.30 – 11am, 11.30-12noon, 12.30-1pm, 1.30-2pm, 2.30-3pm, 3.30-4pm. Discover Woodhorn's super new membership scheme - kids go free and adults pay just once for 12 months unlimited returns and no parking charge. Full details on the website. www.experiencewoodhorn.com...

Captain Raggy Beard's Pirate School

Swashbuckling family fun for the school holidays!Ahoy maties! Join Captain Raggy Beard’s Pirate School at Woodhorn Museum this half-term. Enjoy the Captain’s tales of the high seas and learn fun pirate skills. Pirate themed fancy dress positively encouraged! 10.30 – 11am, 11.30-12noon, 12.30-1pm, 1.30-2pm, 2.30-3pm, 3.30-4pm. Discover Woodhorn's super new membership scheme - kids go free and adults pay just once for 12 months unlimited returns and no parking charge. Full details on the website. www.experiencewoodhorn.com...

Captain Raggy Beard's Pirate School

Swashbuckling family fun for the school holidays!Ahoy maties! Join Captain Raggy Beard’s Pirate School at Woodhorn Museum this half-term. Enjoy the Captain’s tales of the high seas and learn fun pirate skills. Pirate themed fancy dress positively encouraged! 10.30 – 11am, 11.30-12noon, 12.30-1pm, 1.30-2pm, 2.30-3pm, 3.30-4pm. Discover Woodhorn's super new membership scheme - kids go free and adults pay just once for 12 months unlimited returns and no parking charge. Full details on the website. www.experiencewoodhorn.com...

Captain Raggy Beard's Pirate School

Swashbuckling family fun for the school holidays!Ahoy maties! Join Captain Raggy Beard’s Pirate School at Woodhorn Museum this half-term. Enjoy the Captain’s tales of the high seas and learn fun pirate skills. Pirate themed fancy dress positively encouraged! 10.30 – 11am, 11.30-12noon, 12.30-1pm, 1.30-2pm, 2.30-3pm, 3.30-4pm. Discover Woodhorn's super new membership scheme - kids go free and adults pay just once for 12 months unlimited returns and no parking charge. Full details on the website. www.experiencewoodhorn.com...

Captain Raggy Beard's Pirate School

Swashbuckling family fun for the school holidays!Ahoy maties! Join Captain Raggy Beard’s Pirate School at Woodhorn Museum this half-term. Enjoy the Captain’s tales of the high seas and learn fun pirate skills. Pirate themed fancy dress positively encouraged! 10.30 – 11am, 11.30-12noon, 12.30-1pm, 1.30-2pm, 2.30-3pm, 3.30-4pm. Discover Woodhorn's super new membership scheme - kids go free and adults pay just once for 12 months unlimited returns and no parking charge. Full details on the website. www.experiencewoodhorn.com...

Captain Raggy Beard's Pirate School

Swashbuckling family fun for the school holidays!Ahoy maties! Join Captain Raggy Beard’s Pirate School at Woodhorn Museum this half-term. Enjoy the Captain’s tales of the high seas and learn fun pirate skills. Pirate themed fancy dress positively encouraged! 10.30 – 11am, 11.30-12noon, 12.30-1pm, 1.30-2pm, 2.30-3pm, 3.30-4pm. Discover Woodhorn's super new membership scheme - kids go free and adults pay just once for 12 months unlimited returns and no parking charge. Full details on the website. www.experiencewoodhorn.com...

Captain Raggy Beard's Pirate School

Swashbuckling family fun for the school holidays!Ahoy maties! Join Captain Raggy Beard’s Pirate School at Woodhorn Museum this half-term. Enjoy the Captain’s tales of the high seas and learn fun pirate skills. Pirate themed fancy dress positively encouraged! 10.30 – 11am, 11.30-12noon, 12.30-1pm, 1.30-2pm, 2.30-3pm, 3.30-4pm. Discover Woodhorn's super new membership scheme - kids go free and adults pay just once for 12 months unlimited returns and no parking charge. Full details on the website. www.experiencewoodhorn.com...

Captain Raggy Beard's Pirate School

Swashbuckling family fun for the school holidays!Ahoy maties! Join Captain Raggy Beard’s Pirate School at Woodhorn Museum this half-term. Enjoy the Captain’s tales of the high seas and learn fun pirate skills. Pirate themed fancy dress positively encouraged! 10.30 – 11am, 11.30-12noon, 12.30-1pm, 1.30-2pm, 2.30-3pm, 3.30-4pm. Discover Woodhorn's super new membership scheme - kids go free and adults pay just once for 12 months unlimited returns and no parking charge. Full details on the website. www.experiencewoodhorn.com...

Captain Raggy Beard's Pirate School

Swashbuckling family fun for the school holidays!Ahoy maties! Join Captain Raggy Beard’s Pirate School at Woodhorn Museum this half-term. Enjoy the Captain’s tales of the high seas and learn fun pirate skills. Pirate themed fancy dress positively encouraged! 10.30 – 11am, 11.30-12noon, 12.30-1pm, 1.30-2pm, 2.30-3pm, 3.30-4pm. Discover Woodhorn's super new membership scheme - kids go free and adults pay just once for 12 months unlimited returns and no parking charge. Full details on the website. www.experiencewoodhorn.com...

Captain Raggy Beard's Pirate School

Swashbuckling family fun for the school holidays!Ahoy maties! Join Captain Raggy Beard’s Pirate School at Woodhorn Museum this half-term. Enjoy the Captain’s tales of the high seas and learn fun pirate skills. Pirate themed fancy dress positively encouraged! 10.30 – 11am, 11.30-12noon, 12.30-1pm, 1.30-2pm, 2.30-3pm, 3.30-4pm. Discover Woodhorn's super new membership scheme - kids go free and adults pay just once for 12 months unlimited returns and no parking charge. Full details on the website. www.experiencewoodhorn.com...

Captain Raggy Beard's Pirate School

Swashbuckling family fun for the school holidays!Ahoy maties! Join Captain Raggy Beard’s Pirate School at Woodhorn Museum this half-term. Enjoy the Captain’s tales of the high seas and learn fun pirate skills. Pirate themed fancy dress positively encouraged! 10.30 – 11am, 11.30-12noon, 12.30-1pm, 1.30-2pm, 2.30-3pm, 3.30-4pm. Discover Woodhorn's super new membership scheme - kids go free and adults pay just once for 12 months unlimited returns and no parking charge. Full details on the website. www.experiencewoodhorn.com...

05 School Admission Arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools for 2018-19 Academic Year

B CABINET Date: 7 February 2017

Admission Arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools for the 2018/19 Academic Year Report of the Deputy Chief Executive/DCS Cabinet Member: Councillor Robert Arckless, Children’s Services Purpos...

07 School Admission Arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools

CABINET Date: 19 January 2017

Admission Arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools for the 2018/19 Academic Year Report of the Deputy Chief Executive/DCS Cabinet Member: Councillor Robert Arckless, Children’s Services Purpose...

Urgent Business School Admission Arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools 2017-18

CABINET Date: 11 April 2017

Admission Arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools for the 2017/18 Academic Year Report of the Deputy Chief Executive/DCS, Daljit Lally Cabinet Member: Councillor Robert Arckless, Children’s Services ...

05.1 Scrutiny School Admission Arrangements

REPORT TO CABINET 7 FEBRUARY, 2017 FAMILY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (Meeting of 19 January 2016) REPORT OF THE DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE/ DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN’S SERVICES

Admission Arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controll...

13.2 Education Infrastructure Policy revised October 2017

EDUCATION INFRASTRUCTURE CONTRIBUTION POLICY Northumberland? ?County? ?Council

??Organisation? ?and? ?Resources? ?Team County? ?Hall Morpeth NE61? ?2EF Web? ?:? ??www.northumberland.gov.uk Document? C? ontrol Filename ...

04 Alnwick Partnership

B POLICY BOARD Date: 9 December 2014 The Alnwick Partnership Report of the Executive Director of Wellbeing and Community Health Policy Board Member: Councillor Robert Arckless, Children’s Services Purpose of report This report sets out pr...

3. Alnwick Partnership 9 December 2014

B POLICY BOARD Date: 9 December 2014 The Alnwick Partnership Report of the Executive Director of Wellbeing and Community Health Services Group Policy Board Member: Councillor Robert Arckless, Children’s Services Purpose of report This repo...

03 Education in Belford

A CABINET Date: 12 September 2017 Education in Belford Report of the Interim Director of Children’s Services Cabinet Member: Councillor Wayne Daley, Children’s Services Report prepared by Andrew Johnson, Interim Director of Children’s Services ...

04 Education in Belford final

B CABINET Date: 12 September 2017 Education in Belford Report of the Interim Director of Children’s Servuces Cabinet Member: Councillor Wayne Daley, Children’s Services Report prepared by A Johnson, Interim Director of Children’s Services Pu...

04 Ponteland Partnership

B CABINET Date: 16 March 2016 The Ponteland Partnership Report of the Deputy Chief Executive/DCS Cabinet Member: Councillor Robert Arckless, Children’s Services Report prepared by Andrew Johnson, Director of Education and Skills Purpose of re...

07. Ponteland Partnership 16 march 2016 V1 FINAL

CABINET Date: 16 March 2016 The Ponteland Partnership Report of the Deputy Chief Executive/DCS Cabinet Member: Councillor Robert Arckless, Children’s Services Report prepared by Andrew Johnson, Director of Education and Skills Purpose of repor...

St Pauls Federation Consultation Response

CONSULTATION RESPONSE FORM VIEWS ON PROPOSED OPTIONS FOR THE ALNWICK PARTNERSHIP PART 1- ABOUT YOUl Your name (Optional): St Paul’s RCVA Middle

and St Paul’s RCVA First

Are you responding mainly as a (tick one box only): x Parent/carer: Gove...

9. Community Hospitals - update on developments in Northumberland

G HEALTH AND WELLBEING BOARD Date: 12 February 2015 Community Hospitals – update on developments in Northumberland Report of Julie Ross, Chief Operating Officer Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group Purpose of report The purpose of this...

04 Outcomes of Consultation-Proposal to relocate Whytrig MS to the site of Astley Comm High V1 FINAL Revised

B POLICY BOARD Date: 11 March 2014 ________________________________________________________________________ Outcomes of Consultation on the proposals to relocate Whytrig Community Middle

to the site of Astley Community High

Report of the Executive D...

Darras Hall First School Governor Consultation Meeting 250416

Darras Hall First

Staff Consultation Meeting - Notes th 25 April 2016 6pm NCC Officer Attendees: Daljit Lally, Claire Brown, Kelly Angus, Sue Aviston, Lorraine Fife, Yasmin Aston Notes from the meeting SA Sue Aviston made introductions and explained that there woul...

In-Year school admissions

4 March 2019 Archived

Reference: 5704
Q.1 @ How many @In-Year School Admission Application Forms@ (the form may have a slightly different name depending on the local authority) did the local authority receive in the acad...

Secondary School Admissions

5 April 2019 Archived

Reference: 5887
Q.1 @ I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act to request the following information on each secondary school in Northumberland:- School Name- Local Authority Establis...

Year 5 admissions to North Tyne and Redesdale Schools in September 2019

16 April 2019 Archived

Reference: 5947
Q.1 @ Please provide electronically the currently agreed pupil admission numbers for the following schools in September 2019Year 5 Admissions to@Bellingham Middle School @Year 5 Adm...

Primary school admissions

9 April 2019 Archived

Reference: 5913
Q.1@ @ A list of all Primary, Infant and Junior schools in Northumberland and whether they were oversubscribed or not-oversubscribed on national offer day 2019 (16th April).@Please i...

Year 5 offers to North Tyne and Redesdale Schools in September 2019

17 April 2019 Archived

Reference: 5956
It seems that I should have requested the @offer@ numbers for admissions in September 2019.@Q.1 @ Please provide electronically the currently agreed pupil admission numbers for the f...

Stamfordham school roll

23 April 2019 Archived

Reference: 5969
I am seeking some information in relation to the percentage of the school role at a primary school (Stamfordham) that live within the village.I have been dealing with a proposed resi...

Ponteland High school - feeder schools

6 March 2019 Archived

Reference: 5722
Q.1 @ Does Ponteland Community High School have official feeder schools and when did this arrangement commence?A.1 @ Feeder schools have been used as an oversubscription criteria for...

King Edward VI place allocation

8 May 2019 Archived

Reference: 6042
Admissions to King Edward VI school , Morpeth (hereafter referred to as KEVI)@I request information on the number of late applications received to attend KEVI for admission September...

Allocation of school places

26 February 2019 Archived

Reference: 5667
Q.1 @ @ A list of all secondary, middle and upper schools in Northumberland and whether they were oversubscribed or not-oversubscribed on national offer day 2019 (1st March). Please ...

Newbrough (now Primary) school

21 February 2019 Archived

Reference: 5652
Q.1@ @ The school Partnership to which Newbrough (now Primary) School belonged in the following school years, and also the school(s) to which pupils transitioned at the end of that s...

School meal costs

20 February 2019 Archived

Reference: 5646
Q.1@ @ What was the price of a school meal for each of the last five academic years? If possible, could this be broken down into primary and secondary schoolsA.1@ @ Individual school...

School transport

4 February 2019 Archived

Reference: 5531
Q.1 List of all school bus service with the current operator, seating capacity, currently price, date of renewal@A.1 Northumberland County Council confirms that it holds the informat...

School bus contract

16 April 2019 Archived

Reference: 5943
Q.1 @ A list of all the school bus contact with the seating capacity, current operator, current price, renewal dates and a list of current operator on the framework@A.1 @ Northumberl...

Greenhead Primary School

21 February 2019 Archived

Reference: 5651
Please provide me with@ a@copy of the breakdown of the public money that is being gifted to Greenhead Primary School:@Q.1 @ the total amount/date(s) of payment(s)@A.1 @ The money has...

Bellingham Middle School

13 March 2019 Archived

Reference: 5765
Q.1 @ Please provide an electronic copy of all the correspondence between Northumberland County Council and the Schools Adjudicator in relation to:a)@ Bellingham Middle School and@b)...