Instrumental/Vocal tuition with Music Partnership North Autumn Term 2019

We would like to offer students the opportunity to take part in instrumental / vocal music lessons in school starting in the autumn term.




Northumbrian pipes

Percussion (drum kit)


Guitar (Electric, Acoustic, Bass)




Brass (trumpet, cornet, trombone, tuba, horn, baritone)



Please note that other instruments may be available if viable group sizes can be achieved. If your child wishes to learn an instrument not listed above, then please contact Music Partnership North to discuss further.

Lessons take place weekly, during the school day, either individually or in groups of up to 4 and are of 30 minutes duration. We deliver up to 33 lessons over the academic year.

The cost of tuition equates to £6.25 per lesson for a shared lesson or £17.50 for an individual lesson. We have a limited number of instruments for hire, although we do not hire percussion or keyboards. The cost of instrument hire is £23.00 per term unless your child qualifies for free school meals or is a looked after child in which case hire is free. Additional costs will need to be considered such as the purchase of a tutor book, valve oil for a brass instrument and replacement strings for violins. Please visit our website at, for full terms and conditions and additional information on instrument hire.

Parents wishing to purchase an instrument can do so through us without paying VAT. This is called an Assisted Purchase Scheme and details of this can be found on our website together with links to various organisations who may be able to offer financial assistance.

If you would like to register your child for lessons then please visit Once you have completed the registration process we will allocate your child to a lesson and forward details of the day and time and how lessons can be paid for.  This information will be sent out at the start of the autumn term. Registration must be completed before 7th September 2019.

If you have any questions concerning tuition or registration, please contact Lesley Scott at the office on 01670 624045.

Please note the steel pan lessons are provided by a different supplier and you need to sign up for them separately. Please see Ms Jones if you need further details about this.

‘World of Work’ conference for Year 8

On Wednesday the 23rd of May students visited Kirkley Hall for our ‚ÄėWorld of Work‚Äô conference as part of our whole school Careers Education, Information & Guidance (CEIAG) programme. Students got the opportunity to take part in some of the workshops below:



Tax Facts

Student Life

Preferred Learning Styles & Personality Types

Trust Expansion Consultation

Over the course of the last year the Board of The Three Rivers Learning Trust and the Governing Bodies of schools within the Morpeth Education Partnership have been exploring the most beneficial way forward for schools that have expressed an interest in joining the Learning Trust.

Please click here to see the letter to parents/carers.

You can also find a Frequently Asked Questions document here.

Consultation begins today, Monday 9 October until Monday 13 November at 4pm.

Year 6 in Kingswood

Enterprise Day & ‘The Wedding’

IMG_2604The whole school took part in an Enterprise Day on Friday the 7th of April. The theme for the day was ‚ÄėThe Wedding‚Äô.

All classes worked in six teams to tackle the challenge of attracting a couple to celebrate their wedding at a hotel.

Students had to consider everything from the food, entertainment costs, cake, decorations, stationary, room hire and photography. All students had a role in their group and the Financial Wizards of the group worked on the final customer quote by working out total costs, price per person and profit.

The activity was run in collaboration with Northumberland Education Business Partnership and local Business Ambassadors. Student feedback from the day was extremely positive and the Business Ambassadors were complimentary about the school and said that it had been a pleasure to work with our students.

School Closure/Re-opening

School Re-opening

Thank you for your support and patience this morning in reaction to the school having to close due to a lack of water supply. Northumbria Water has successfully repaired the damaged pipe on Mitford Road and have restored the supply to school. Therefore, school will be open to all students as normal tomorrow РWednesday 10th March.
We hope this did not cause too much inconvenience.


School Closure
Update 9.25am – Students will have work uploaded onto the Google classrooms to complete today. They will follow a bespoke timetable for today only. The first lesson will be available at 10.00 am.
Once we receive confirmation that school is safe to open, we will communicate this with you as soon as possible.
School closure
We have made the difficult decision to close the school to all students today. Northumbria water has contacted us to explain that there is no water supply to the school and whilst they are busy trying to fix it, we can not operate safely without a water supply. Please do not send your child to school or if they have already left for school, can you please collect them from the Rugby club. We will update you as soon as possible regarding reopening and bus provision.

Sign Health Charity Week – Sign2Sing

This week is Sign Health’s charity week – the week where we would normally be performing a song using Makaton signing in a whole school assembly. As we can’t do that this year some of you were recorded before Christmas during your music lessons signing along to ‘fight song’ by Rachel Patten. In celebration of this week, I have put these recordings together to create one large school sign2sing video for you all to watch and enjoy – see if you can spot yourself in the video. Well done to all that took part in this you did an amazing job.

If you enjoyed this, we will also be taking part in Music Partnership North’s Performance for British Sign Language week, Week commencing 15th March. We will be practicing signing to the song ‘Electricity’ from the musical ‘Billy Elliott’. If you want to take part at home – please register via the link below by¬†15th February¬†to submit a recording of your performance to MPN. The chosen performances will ¬†be put together to create a larger performance from students across the North East and showcased on MPNs youtube channel. All entries must be submitted by¬†5th March 2021.

Have a go at signing along to this song during registration today and practice over half term as well.

Thank you and have a great half term
Mrs Wilson


Click here to view the video.

Music Partnership North have a NEW, FREE, ONLINE MUSIC GROUP – Teatime Tunes – Ceilidh Band.


Download (PDF, 630KB)

— Music Partnership North – Free Online Music Group


If so, Rook Matthew Sayer can help
Rook Matthew Sayer are happy to help any local parents by offering a free printing service.
Please email the documents you need to your nearest participating RMS branch, they will print them out free of charge and leave them outside the door ready for you to collect in a Covid secure way.
A little message from RMS;
‘Well done to all parents and carers who are currently home schooling ‚Äď we know it‚Äôs stressful but please remind yourselves you‚Äôre doing a great job. ‍️‍‍‍
Thank you for your great effort in helping us to see the end of this Pandemic sooner rather than later. You all deserve a medal! Stay safe and take care of yourselves’.
Participating RMS branches ready to support you are: Alnwick, Amble, Ashington, Bedlington, Blyth, Forest Hall, Hexham, Jesmond, Morpeth, Ponteland & West Denton

Emblematic Ltd

Update 4th January 2021

Following Government guidance, Emblematic schoolwear shops are now closed and the ‚ÄúClick and Collect‚ÄĚ option has been removed from their website.

They are however are still processing orders and ask that parents continue to place their orders online.

Emblematic Lrd