Armed Forces Day

In celebration of Armed Forces Day this Saturday we have been raising funds in school today.

Help4Heroes Hero Bear posed for photos during break and lunchtime and visited classrooms during the morning. Thanks to Y10 students Harry Raine and Jack Yusuf for being good sports and taking part in the fundraising.

We are proud to say that students and staff have raised £300 for charity today.



Could parents please be aware that items such as those pictured below are not to be brought to school.

These items will be confiscated and parents will be contacted to come into school to collect them.

Flicky Stickies

Beamish Museum offer

As you may be aware this year marks the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. In order to commemorate this, Beamish Open Air Museum is holding a number of events on the weekend of 1st to 3rd July. We are pleased to be able to offer reduced price admission for families to visit read more

Dying to be Cool?

The Local Authority have asked us to to help raise awareness of their campaign to prevent death by cold water shock in the county’s rivers, lakes, reservoirs and quarries. This campaign is aimed at secondary school students who may be venturing out, unsupervised during the summer holidays.  

Durham LA are working with the friends and family of 14 year old Cameron Gosling who died from cold water shock while swimming in the River Wear, near Bishop Auckland, last summer.

They would like your support to share the message of this campaign – tell your families, friends and anyone you can about the impact of cold water shock.

To read more about the tragic death of Cameron Gosling, and about our campaign to help create greater awareness, please visit our website’s Dying to be COOL campaign page.


National Book Tokens- plea for help!

National Book Tokens are offering £5,000 for school libraries, with £100 for individuals.
It would be great to get as many staff and parents to enter which would increase the chances of our school name being chosen.
All you need to do is fill in a short form with your name, postcode, email and name of chosen school.
Miss Roe
LRC Manager


Uniform Sales Event

Emblematic, our uniform supplier, will be holding a sales event in school on Wednesday 29th June, 2:30pm – 5pm in the Sportshall.

Sample uniform items will be available to try on.

Items can be ordered or purchased at the event and payment is accepted by cash or card.

Alternatively uniform can be ordered from

Here is the link to the uniform leaflet, please be aware that from September 2016 the school PE top will be compulsory for all students.