Former Student in Children in Need Challenge

p0356f6dFormer KEVI and Chantry student Lucy Wox will be taking part in this years Rickshaw Challenge.

Lucy, 16, has cerebral palsy, deafness and sight problems but her buoyant personality and can do attitude have meant that this hasn’t held her back.

Doctors had originally thought she may never be able to walk or talk, but Lucy proved them wrong. For the last four years, she has attended the Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project (CVYP), a BBC Children in Need funded group that works with young people with disabilities. With support from the project, Lucy recently passed her Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.

To help raise money for Children in Need young riders are biking across the country. This year’s team will cover a 470-mile journey from Land’s End to the East End to help fundraise for BBC Children in Need.

Lucy CiNShow Your Support

On Friday the 13th of November we will be having a non-uniform with all contributions being donated to Children in Need.

Supporting Children in Need is especially important for KEVI this year as a previous student Lucy Wox is taking part in the Rickshaw Challenge!

As well as a non-uniform day, we plan to also have a ‘spinathon’ and cake sale on Friday the 13th, in order to raise a great amount of money for the charity. The aim of Children in Need is to ensure every child in the UK can have a safe, happy and secure childhood where all can achieve their potential. The non-uniform day will be a £1 donation.

To support the challenge, you can donate either £5 or £10 by text. To donate £5 text the word TEAM to 70705 or to donate £10 text TEAM to 70710. Texts will cost your donation plus the standard network message charge. All of your donation will go to BBC Children in Need. You must be 16 or over and please ask for the bill payer’s permission. Here’s all the info and full terms and conditions.

Applications for Year 9 2016

We would like to take this opportunity to invite parents and carers of all children in Year 8 to submit their application for The King Edward VI School, Morpeth before the deadline of 31 October.

Please follow this link to view our presentation to Year 8 parents.

We also welcome applications from parents and carers of children who are not currently in our feeder schools. Our projected numbers indicate that there will be spaces available from outside of the feeder schools so please indicate our school as preference if it is your first choice. If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact County Hall and ask for the School Admissions team.

KEVI Radio On Air Live

William 2A KEVI Radio team of Year 10 students Naomi Kendall, William Brown & Josh Benkhabeb-House (accompanied by curriculum support staff Mr Paterson), provided music & information throughout The King Edward VI School’s Open Evening for this year.

The radio broadcasting event was particularly nerve-racking, as it was their first ever ‘live’ broadcast.

Continue reading

Parent Consultation Letter


Dear Parent / Carer

You may be aware of the Council proposals for possible new school buildings for KEVI, Chantry and Newminster Middle Schools and Morpeth First School at the current County Council Headquarters site together with public leisure facilities, I would like to give you an update on how the proposals are progressing.

Over the past weeks and months, work has been carried out by the project team to draw up feasibility plans for the proposals to see whether they could be achieved. The Headteachers of the schools have also been involved by contributing our views on the proposals as a whole and the possible design of the buildings. Each school has also drafted an ‘Educational Brief’ and this and the other project information being drawn together will be included in an ‘Outline Business Case’.

To read the full letter click ‘continue reading’.

Continue reading

KEVI chosen to help train the next generation of teachers

NationalTeachingSchoolThe King Edward VI School has been selected to become a National Teaching School.

Teaching Schools take a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession, identifying leadership potential and providing support for other schools, not least by exemplifying excellent standards of teaching.

The King Edward VI School is one of 52 schools in England to be granted teaching school status in the latest round.

Introduced in 2011, Teaching Schools are all rated as “outstanding”. They work with partner schools in an alliance to ensure high quality school-led initial teacher training and professional development opportunities for teachers at all stages of their career.

They raise standards through supporting other schools, engage in research and development, and ensure that the most talented school leaders are spotted and supported to become successful headteachers.

To read more click continue reading.

Continue reading

Train to Teach

PrintThe Three Rivers Teaching School Alliance delivers school-based teacher training programmes for both primary and secondary phases via the School Direct route.

Our trainees are placed in local schools for the school year and are trained by experienced and highly skilled professionals.  If you are interested in joining us to become a teacher in 2017, please visit our website.