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.

World Book Week competiton winners

unnamed (4)Congratulations to 10G who won the World Book Week form class competition!

To celebrate their achievements and World Book Day’s 20th Birthday, the class will enjoy a delicious birthday cake.

The class scored an impressive 28/30 when guessing KEVI teachers’ favourite books. Be sure to check out the teachers’ choice books display which will be in the library very soon!

Also a well done to Georgia Gorbould in Year 9 for winning the World Book Week competition. In second place was fellow Year 9 student Ben Owen.

The two students competed against the rest of the school to complete a range of book-related tasks including: a very tough book quiz, designing a book token and guessing the lines from various famous novels.

Well done to all students who took part in the competition.

Click ‘continue reading’ for the form class scoreboard.

Continue reading

Success at the Young Writers Awards

image1Success at the Young Writers Awards on 8 March. We had two winners and two runners up!

Sara Hassan (Year 11) won the poetry prize and Naomi Kendall (Year 11) won the prize for prose. Maddy Lake (Year 11) was runner up for prose.

Olivia Sheed in Year 12 was runner up in the non-fiction category.

All pieces will be published on the Journal and Lit & Phil website.

The North East Teen Book Award

IMG_0112Getting and keeping, young people reading.

On Monday evening, eighteen students from King Edwards and the middle schools attended the North East Teen Book Award ceremony at The Centre for Life in Newcastle.  Since October, they’ve been sharing the reading of twenty contenders for the shortlist and helping to whittle this down to just six finalists.

Everyone has been looking forward to meeting the authors of the six shortlisted books and discovering whether their mental images of them match the reality.

The Teen Book Award is aimed at Y10 students. There’s a shortlist of six books which participating students help to choose and at least three months in which to read them, so it’s not too onerous.  The authors may be household names or making their debut but each book is selected to be very different from its rivals.

Not only do students have to read the books, they have to meet regularly to discuss them and summarise their opinions for everyone – including the authors – to read on the NETBA website: http://northeastteenagebookaward.wordpress.com

This is always the highlight of the evening and Monday night was no exception!

Click ‘continue reading’ underneath the gallery for our parent’s thoughts.

Continue reading

Morpeth Partnership Ceilidh

IMG_0427Wow! What a night was had on Saturday 11th February for the second ever Morpeth Partnership Ceilidh. The King Edward VI High School, Dr Thomlinson’s, Newminster and Chantry Middle Schools Ceilidh Bands came together to perform in a wonderful evening of music and dance which was led by a caller. Families enjoyed an evening of superb entertainment, fun, laughter and even a pie and pea supper.

Many congratulations to the joint band of over 60 students and staff who performed on this night and the McGuinness School of Dance, Irish Dancers. A special thanks to Heather Harrison who organised the event.

Thank you to the KEVI PTFA for their support with the event.

Click ‘continue reading’ for an image gallery.

Continue reading

Be a Smarter Parker

schools_go_smarterWe are committed to road safety outside of our schools.

Please take time to watch this Schools Go Smarter and Northumberland’s Parking Team’s film.

It highlights how the parking behaviours of parents and carers impact on the safety of children at school drop off and pick up times and to inform parents and schools about the role of Northumberland’s camera enforcement vehicle.

The camera enforcement vehicle is used to assist with the enforcement of illegal parking on school keep clear markings outside of our schools.

Sixth Form Applications for Sept 2017

Any student wishing to apply for entry into our Sixth Form should complete this online application form.

Students should check the entry requirements in the Post 16 prospectus first and then check that combinations of subjects are possible using this latest option pool document. Students should choose one subject from each of the four option columns, even if you intend to only follow three A Levels.

46 Points

The online application will ask you if you are predicted 46 points or not (see prospectus about how to calculate). The range of subject choices will depend on your answer. If your prediction suggests you will narrowly miss 46 points, then click that you have 46 points to give you access to the full range of subjects. Following your GCSE results in August, if you do not achieve 46 points an interview, with a member of the 6th form team, will take place on the 5 September to discuss which subjects are possible.

Bridging Week will take place during the week beginning 10 July, where students will try their chosen subjects for a week.

Following GCSE results in August, all students should confirm their final subject choices using an online form which will be available on our website on results day.

External Applicants

If you would like a personal discussion and a tour of the school, please contact us via our email, kevi@the3rivers.net.

We will send out further information during the year, but we would expect you to attend Bridging Week and a presentation afternoon on Friday 7 July.

 

 

National Performance Tables 2016

 Level Results 2016Once again the National Performance Tables show that King Edward’s remains very strong at both GCSE and A Level.

At GCSE King Edward’s were amongst the top performing schools in the North East region for the key attainment measures of 5A*-C and A*-C for English and Maths combined.

At A Level we had another extremely successful year for Value Added, which measures the progress each student makes from their GCSE starting point to their A Level results. Our figure of 0.26 places us in the top 10 for all schools in the North East region, including independent schools.

Very well done to all staff and students for their hard work and dedication.

The secondary school performance tables can be found here.

The A Level performance tables can be found here.