All busses have just informed us they are running.  Take care on roads and especially in our car park.  We will monitor weather all day and keep parents informed should the situation change.

No Nightingdale Coaches

Having driven from Sunderland the main roads are clear and the road from Wylam  is okay.  Most bus companies contacted so far are making pick ups however, there will be NO NIGHTINGDALE COACH COLLECTIONS.  THESE ROUTES ARE THE STOCKSFIELD VIA OVINGTON AND FROM WHEELBIRKS/HINDLEY ROUTES.  Please make alternative arrangements.

As I await staff numbers to make sure we are safe to open I am aware you need to plan for today.  Can you therefore assume the school will be open today.  Please take care…wrap up warm… and keep checking for further updates.


Thank you.

New Year… New Start

On behalf of all the Staff and Governors I’d like to wish you a very Happy New Year.

School opens for students on Tuesday 9th January.  If you need to contact us before then all staff will be back and preparing for the year ahead from Monday the 8th January.

We all look forward to an amazing year ahead.


Dear Parents /Carers

Tynedale Community Learning Trust update

We would like to give you an update about the progress of our application to form our proposed Tynedale Community Learning Trust MAT. The Regional Schools Commissioners’ Headteacher Board met on 14 December and stated that they are deferring a decision on the applications of all schools in our proposed Tynedale Community Learning Trust MAT until after the results of the ‘Education in the West of Northumberland’ consultation are known.


Naturally we are disappointed with this deferral but we remain convinced that our vision for the future and our MAT proposal is in the best interests of all our learners. We are determined to ensure that we can achieve ’excellence together’ and will continue to work closely together as a group of schools until such a time where our application can be reconsidered.

We wish everyone a good Christmas break and a happy New Year and thank you for your continued support.