Urgent Message :

LAUNCH OF PONTELAND COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL. Ponteland Community Middle School are welcoming new pupils from Nursery (age 3) to Y6 for Sept 2020 when it converts to Ponteland Community Primary School: Open Evening Thursday 26 Sept 6-8pm; Open Saturday 28 Sept 10-2pm; Open School Days Tues 1 Oct, Wed 9 Oct, Thurs 17 Oct 10-2pm. All prospective new parents and children are welcome to come along where you will be able to meet with staff, view our amazing facilities and Early Years area and take part in activities. If you require any further information please contact our school office 01661824853.

Lord Agnew’s letter

March 28, 2018

Dear Parents

I am grateful to you for your patience and attach Lord Agnew’s letter which was sent to me on Friday 16th March.

Contrary to what has been put out in the community the DfE has agreed to share Lord Agnew’s letter which we enclose for your perusal.

Within the letter you will see that we have been tasked with securing the required capital funding in its entirety and to that we are actively finding solutions creating a pool of patrons, benefactors and angels. Lord Agnew has recognised the work we have done so far and, like us, does not underestimate the challenge in offering an outstanding KS4 curriculum and to that end has asked that we show our staffing model, curriculum and timetable is financially viable. To date, we are making good progress with this. As a teaching school we have been very active in school to school support and now are enjoying our own bespoke CPD programme from an equally outstanding teaching school.

Lord Agnew’s letter concludes that while he could not agree to our proposal [in March] he hopes we can get to a position where he can reconsider the issues this case has brought to his attention.

The Trustees are making sound headway in addressing the concerns and, again, thank you for your conversations, emails and meetings. Looking at our amazing children in the school and the teaching and learning commitment from our amazing teachers we know that together they make our amazing school truly outstanding. Lord Agnew recognises the work we are doing here and we are committed to continue this for you and our community.

Lord Agnew’s Letter


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