KS4 All Star Rugby Competition

Huge congratulations to all KS4 students who participated in the rugby competition today. They were up against some tough competition from Collingwood, Bamburgh and Dryden schools and did very well. Our students played in a number of games and did their best to really show off the new rugby skills they’ve been practising over the last few weeks. They also worked well as team together and received a certificate from coach Dan at the end of the session.

Fantastic effort everyone!


Preparations for Chinese New Year

Hello all,

Chinese New Year is fast approaching and in 2AM we’ve been learning all about it. In literacy we’ve been reading the story and answering questions, in PE we’ve been preparing a dance and in cooking we’ve been making different chinese meals. This week we made egg-fried rice! We all loved mixing the ingredients.



English Trips to Spanish City

Inspired by the journey of Phileas Fogg from “Around the World in Eighty Days”, we travelled to Whitley Bay to explore the nearby coastal town. After eating some delicious ice creams at Di Meo’s, we had a peek inside the newly refurbished Spanish City. As well as applying topic words to a real life situation, the trip provided a stimulus for our travel log writing project. Here are a few pictures we took a long the way….

Police visit

Shae; “I like police officers”

Ryley; “I like the police officer, the police van”

Eme-Elle; “I went to in the the police car”

Oliver; “I like the police van where you put criminals”

Finlay; ” I liked seeing the police van”

Ameen; From a choice of 4 options, Ameen chose I liked wearing the police clothes

Gracey; From a choice of 4 options, Gracey chose I liked dressing up like a police officer


Shae’s under arrest

Gracey escapes from the back of                             the van

PC Hodgkins-Webb

PC Cordwell-Smith

The van parked outside

Northumbria Police – Hedleys division

Ryley throws his helmet off

Pete Wells

Pete has worked in education for over twenty years, primarily working with students with special educational needs. During this time, he has been an award winning teacher, local authority advisor and senior leader.  He has a wealth of experience and has earned respect internationally for his specialist stories and resources for more complex learners. During his career he has delivered presentations to professionals internationally including medical staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital, teachers from across the world at BETT in London and hundreds of teachers at the University of Hong Kong. He has had articles published in the Times Educational Supplement and writes a regular article for PMLD Link Magazine.