March 2018

16th March 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,


I hope this email finds you well.  This week was a busy week of sporting fixtures.  On Monday Dr Thomlinson U13 Boys played away at Ponteland Middle School.  The team did very well on a surface that had more resemblance to a swimming pool than a football pitch.  Goals from Duncan and Dominic meant the team performed well in a creditable 2-7 defeat against a strong team.

In slightly better weather our Girls KS3 Rugby players did very well in a competition against the Duchess; Richard Coates and Newminster.  The Year 7 Girls gained a draw and competed in two narrow defeats.  Well done to Martha; Milly, Megan and Lilly for scoring some impressive tries.  Our Year 8 girls had slightly better results recording wins against both of Newminster’s teams.  Eleanor; Anna; Niamh and Amelie were the team’s stand out performers.

Wednesday saw our cross-country runners take part in a very well attended festival of running at Mowden Hall.  The event was a cross-country relay with teams of two having to run the kilometre route.  Only once both runners crossed the finish line was the baton allowed to be handed to the next pair in the team.  Mr Heath was very impressed with the application and stamina of all those who took part.

 Cross-Country Results:

U11 Girls

Year 6 - 4th

Year 5 - 12th


U11 Boys

Year 6 - 11th

Year 5 - 12th


U13 Girls

Year 8 - 8th

Year 7 - 10th


U13 Boys

Year 7 - 4th

Year 8 - 6th


At the time of writing this, our Under 11 Boys Football have still to play Richard Coates.  We will report their result next week.


Next week is an even busier week with our rescheduled World Book Day celebrations; Sport Relief and Come Dine & Quiz.


World Book Day is on March 22nd .  This year, we would like students to dress up their heads only as a character from a book; this could be with a hat, a wig, face paints, a mask or a head-dress etc.  They must wear school jumpers and polo shirts but can wear non-uniform trousers and shoes. There will be prizes for the Best Dressed in our special WBD Assembly. Students do not need to bring £1 for this.

The Librarians (and avid helpers in the Library) will be holding a cake sale so please bring in money for that.


Come Dine & Quiz

5T – Tuesday March 20th, 2018

5H – March 21st, 2018

We look forward to seeing parents of the respective form classes from 12pm.


Parent Evening

Our first Spring Parent evening is on Wednesday, March 21st starting at 4pm.  Parents/Carers are able to book times online.

TOP Award Winners Week beginning March 19th

5T – Oliver

5H Hannah

6O Thomas

6M Thomas

7L Ben

7I Chloe

8N Dylan

8S Ciaran


Mathemagician of the Week - Gregor


P&Q Award Winner – Eilidh


Rothbury & Coquetdale Youth project

Yr. 7 & Yr. 8 have been invited to a Young People’s Art Session for 12+ years upstairs at The Jubilee Hall, Rothbury – Thursday 22nd March 3:30pm – 5:30pm – youths can either do their own art boards or create some new work with artist John Craggs.  Those attending must bring completed consent forms.  For further details ring: 01665605846 – Gallery Youth.


Have a good weekend.