KEVI September 2016 Admissions

For the first time in a few years the year 9 intake for The King Edward VI School has not been over subscribed; in fact a small number of spaces are available for a September 2016 start.

There has been a reduced number of students joining from the 3 middle schools this year due to population demographics.

Enquiries for admissions should be directed to Mark Simpson, Head of School.

Number of admissions Number of places available
September 2013 Intake 326 320
September 2014 Intake 324 320
September 2015 Intake 318 320
Projected September 2016 Intake 306 320

Chantry girls have a double win!

The area School Games Netball Tournament took place on Monday 25th April at Richard Coates Middle School. Chantry girls won the B team event and the A team event and will go on to represent Morpeth and Ponteland in the School Games Finals in June.

Well done girls a great result.

School Uniform

Our school uniform provider Emblematic have opened a new self-service shop in Bedlington.

The new Emblematic branch will be open six days a week during the school summer holidays. The second self-service shop will be open from 12pm-5pm Wednesdays and 10am-4pm Saturdays during winter, while extended opening hours will provide much-needed relief on the existing Emblematic store on the North Tyneside Industrial Estate during the busy summer period, improving convenience and reduce waiting times.

Our uniforms can only be purchased through the Bedlington store. You can order online or purchase in-store.

The address of the new store is:
Emblematic (Bedlington)
30 Glebe Road
NE22 6JT

More information can be found on their website.

Ensemble Evening – Wednesday 27th April


The Chantry and Newminster ensembles were joined by the King Edward VI School Community Jazz Band on Wednesday 27th April to perform in a Musical Ensemble Evening.

There were 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 with a finale of the Joint Three Rivers Jazz Band playing ‘Rolling in the Deep’.

The night was a fantastic showcase of the wonderful musicians who are pupils at our Three Rivers Schools and members of the Morpeth community.

Well done to all performers and thank you to the instrumental tutors for all of their hard work.

Au Revoir Naomi

Picture1 (2)The MFL department at Chantry regularly says ‘Bonjour’ to university students who have an interest in language teaching.  Naomi Jones is in the last few months of her French, Spanish and Business degree at Newcastle University, and since September has been a welcome visitor working as a classroom assistant, as well as helping out in numerous activities such as the Spelling Bee.  Her time at Chantry has come to an end and we wish to say a big thank you to her for being part of our department this year.  We wish her all the best with her exams and future endeavours.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Chantry and have felt really inspired by the different methods of teaching I saw. As well as helping out in the MFL department, I was also given the opportunity to observe other lessons such as Science which gave me a great overall view of teaching at the school. I was made to feel so welcome during my time at Chantry and am especially grateful to Miss Said, Mrs Brown and Mr Johnson for all of their support. Au revoir Chantry.”

Careers Speed Dating event for Year 8

At this event students got the chance to talk to a variety of people from a wide range of workplaces and find out more about their careers. In their work booklets, students recorded information about:

  • Career paths from schoolJV_HMRC
  • Qualifications & skills
  • Clothing for the job
  • Usual working hours
  • Typical customers and expectations
  • The best part of their job and the part that they enjoy the least


BarclaysOrganisations represented were:

Northumberland College
Northumberland Learning & Skills Service
Northumberland Wills
Charles Tyne Recruitment
Legal Aid Agency

Save Routes into Languages

As an MFL teacher, I am constantly looking for opportunities to enrich pupils’ language learning and their enjoyment in the subject.  I would like to give thanks to Routes into Languages who have enabled me to do so during my time here.  They have opened many doors for students at Chantry to take their learning beyond the classroom walls and have created memories, successes and aspirations that will endure.

Unfortunately, the funding for Routes is due to stop later this year and I am hoping you can spare a few minutes of your time to sign the online petition in support of the programme’s continuance.  Please help to save Routes into Language so that our future pupils can benefit just as much as our past students have. 

Thank you!  Merci! Danke! iGracias!

Madame Said

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Ich spreche Deutsche

croc photoYear 5s had a special visit from Frau Weare last week and her good friend Klaus the Krokodil.  They had a one-off German lesson as a taste of things to come when they reach Year 7 and pick up a second foreign language in addition to their French.

“I really enjoyed trying out German.  We played a lot of games and watched a short cartoon that is popular with little children in Germany.”  Poppy 

“I am looking forward to learning German in a couple of years.  It is completely different to French so I think it will be quite a challenge.”  Joe