Lateral Art Competition

IMG_6061Congratulations to Ruaridh Lang, Y11 GCSE Art & Design, for winning the junior section of the Lateral Art Competition with his pencil study, “Drawing of a boy”.

Ruaridh’s drawing demonstrated an exceptional level of skill and conveyed a real sense of dialogue and emotion for the subject of the portrait. The theme for the competition was ‘Black and White’.

March Competition Results

KEVI Awarded IAG Gold

IAGWe are extremely proud to have been awarded the Inspiring IAG Gold Award, that recognises our commitment and practice in preparing our students for life beyond school. The award acknowledges the vision and ethos of the Learning Trust as a whole, with specific recognition of the work King Edward’s have developed over the past three years.

Paul Carvin, Chair of The Three Rivers Learning Trust said “The Gold Status Award is wonderful news for the school. It reflects the huge amount of effort and dedication that the staff at the school have put into ensuring that all students get outstanding information, advice and guidance about their future careers. The Three Rivers Learning Trust, of which King Edward’s is a part, places a very high regard on ensuring that students are really well prepared for life when they leave formal learning and venture into the world of work. It is important that the school works with a range of employers and other partners to give students the best possible support as they move into employment – this award show that we do just that. I would like to congratulate colleagues at King Edwards for the excellent work that they do. They should be really delighted with the Award”.

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Year 9 and 10 Netball success

The Y9 netball team recently won the Northumberland U14 Netball League. This win completes a fantastic season for the squad which saw more than 30 girls represent KEVI at netball. Congratulations girls! Netball practice resumes in September – existing and new players welcome.

The Y10 Netball team have won the U15 Northumberland Netball League, which means they have ‘done the double’ after winning the U15 Northumberland Netball Tournament earlier in the season. There has been great commitment and team spirit from the squad which is made up of 16 girls. Congratulations to you all!

Accelerated Reader Word Millionaires

Congratulations to 24 Year 9 students who have become word millionaires this term.

Students become word millionaires once they have read over a million words which is tracked through the Accelerated Reader programme. Some students have read as many as 4 million words since enlisting on the scheme in September.

Students all received an Easter Egg for their reading efforts and two lucky students received book vouchers in the prize draw.

A further congratulations goes to Ms Paterson’s form class 9G who won the form breakfast this term for receiving the highest average point score from TOPS quizzes.

We are really pleased with the efforts of all students who are taking part in Accelerated Reader and know there will be many more prize winners next term.

KEVI Success at the Regional European Youth Parliament Competition

EP compIn late March, a group of 8 students from Years 11 and 12 boarded the train to Durham to enjoy a day of debate on European issues with other school teams from across the regional area.

Along with smart formal wear and our newly assigned committee name of LIBE (the Committee on Civil Liberties) we set out to represent our school in the deliberation of current affairs such as environmental obligations and the proposed sugar tax. We had been preparing for the day’s debates on each Wednesday for the past month, and could not wait to participate for what we thought would merely be a one-off event.

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Free School Meals

Your child might be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.

To see if you qualify please complete an application either online or through a written application. Further details can be found on the bottom of this link.

Morpeth Riverside Public Consultation Event

Northumberland County Council are proposing to redevelop the Riverside Site for a new leisure centre/cultural venue and as such we are looking to attract as wide an audience as possible.

Lichfields are undertaking the consultation on behalf of NCC and Active Northumberland with Nigel Walsh leading.

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Musical Ensemble Evening

Tuesday 4th April 2017 at 6:30pm in the Chantry Middle School Hall

The Newminster and Chantry ensembles joined by the KEVI Community Jazz Band are performing in a Musical Ensemble Evening on Tuesday 4th April in the Chantry Hall to showcase the wonderful musicians we have here in Morpeth.

There will be performances from the joint middle schools Jazz Band, Ceilidh Band, Samba Band, Guitar Ensembles and Steel Pan Bands along with a guest performance from the KEVI Community Jazz Band.

Tickets for this event can be purchased on the door on the night and will be priced at £2 children £3 adults.

Refreshments will be on sale during the interval.

We do hope you can join us and look forward to seeing you there.


Admissions to The Three Rivers Learning Trust

As the new housing developments in Morpeth begin to take shape, we are anticipating greater demand for places within the schools of the Learning Trust and across the Morpeth Partnership.  We are working closely with our partnership schools and with Northumberland County Council to ensure a school place for all who live in the catchment area.

The Board of Directors is clear that it is our responsibility to educate students who live in the catchment or move into the catchment area, and those who are already in  partnership schools from an early age. Whilst this will provide some challenges in the next few years, we are confident that through effective partnership working we will be able to meet that aspiration.

The recent admissions consultation for entry in September 2018 to Chantry, Newminster and King Edward’s is closed.  The proposed change from our previous policy was the criteria for  the tie breaker.

There were two stages to the consultation, and a total of 42 responses were received.  Of the responses,  24 were in favour of the amendment, 12 were against, 2 partly agreed and a further 4 made comments only.  Thank you to all who contributed to the consultation.  The revised policy is available here, and the Policies page of the website.