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.

Cricket Success

Congratulations to the Year 9 cricket team who finished 3rd in the 8-a-side Chance to Shine ECB Regional cricket competition at York CC on Thursday 9 July.

The boys defeated Durham Johnson and St Michaels, Chorley, suffering narrow defeats against Altringham Grammar and Malton School.


English Schools Athletics Team

Four students from The King Edward VI School, Morpeth will be representing Northumberland at the English Schools Athletics Event on 10th/11th July, 2015.

Year 9 students Joe Dowd, Bobbie Griffiths, Ruaridh Lang and Jessica Young train three times a week and show a lot of commitment and dedication.

We wish them every success!

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Art Lesson from Shanghai

art work presentedWe have had the pleasure of hosting Mr Zhou, Headteacher from the Shanghai Childrens’ Imagination Centre in China. The visit was organised by The Confucius Institute at Newcastle University and Miss Najafi.

Mr Zhou worked with Year 9 students in the Art Department, and began by showing a film about the work of his imagination centre which specialises in developing children’s creativity from an early age.

Students analysed a range of his students’ artwork and Mr Zhou explained how his students draw from dreams, music and imagination.

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Basketball Champions

DSC07203Congratulations to the Year 9 basketball team who finished in 1st place in Northumberland County finals last week at Blyth Leisure Centre.

In some exciting games, KEVI defeated Ashington 16-15, Cramlington 18-12, Berwick 28-2 and Blyth 26-2.

National 9/11 Schools Competition

Your chance to win a trip New York in September 2015

9 11 memorialFollowing on from the success of last year’s 9/11 National Schools Competition, SINCE 9/11 is once again offering students the chance to win a trip to New York in September 2015 which will include a visit to the 9/11 Memorial.

One winner and two runners up will be selected from all eligible entries received in each category and all six students will receive a trip to New York.

WW1 Centenary Project: Visit to Woodhorn Museum

MicrofilmWell done to the following KEVI students in years 9-11, who visited Woodhorn Museum on Monday 2nd March, in order to use Northumberland Archives as part of their research in to the former KEVI men and boys who sadly lost their lives during the First World War:

Year 9: Ross Mcdonald, Alex Law, Victoria Richardson, Sadie Lennox, Isabel Webb, Daniel Wright, Jonathan Farooqi, Ethan Howe, Cameron Dick and Jack Armstrong

Year 10: Charlotte Scott, Ruby Wharf, Quinn Gascoigne,Joe Liddell, Cailean Forgie, Kian Brown and Lewis Mason

Year 11: Jamie Hall and Rachael Slassor

The students are part of a larger research group, also composed of sixth form students. Their work will be exhibited as part of a special WW1 exhibition at Morpeth Town Hall in July and September 2015, as part of a collaborative project with Morpeth Antiquarian Trust.

If anybody has any information on the following KEVI men and boys who sadly lost their lives during the First World War, please send any information to the following email address:

There are still a few names remaining, therefore if any staff or students wish to participate in the research project, please contact Miss Najafi. 

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And the Accelerated Reader Cup goes to…

9H are celebrating again after winning the Accelerated Reader Cup for the second time this year.

Their fantastic team effort was rewarded with the now traditional bacon and sausage sandwiches with lashings of fresh juice to wash it down with.

Miss McKay, Head of English (and 9H’s English teacher) said, “I’m very proud of the effort that not only 9H but the rest of the year group have put into their reading since we introduced Accelerated Reader at the beginning of this year. Reading has so many benefits, not just in English, so it is great seeing it have such a high profile.”

The individual 100% prize raffle was won by Sophie Harper, Sophie Dodds, Ellie Forster, Ella Berney-Smith and Rebecca Glen.

So far Year 9 have read a total of 2,233 which is a staggering 116,712,525 words!

Keep up the good work Year 9 – and with only a five week half term it is all to play for!

Capital L Languages Challenge

Capital L ChallengeOpen to Years 9 and 10 only.

Complete 6 out of 7 language challenges to win a place at an awards ceremony in London.

Students can enter in teams of 4-10.

Deadline 1st May.

Further details available from Student Voice Base.