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Homework Gallery

Learning at home is an essential part of raising pupil achievement at all key stages. At Burnside we all view homework as being integral to: Reinforcing positive attitudes to work Encouraging self organisation and self discipline Reinforcing, broadening and extending the school curriculum Developing home/school partnership Preparing pupils for life opportunities and experiences Strengthening literacy […]

Year 9 Business Revision

Please click here to access the content you have been asked to revise over half term for a test the first week back:

Drama Club

Burnside Drama Club Students have been working on their improvisation skills this week, as well as devising some very spooky Halloween plays! Students currently attending Drama club range from Year 7 to Year 11.

MacMillan Coffee Morning Update

Staff and Sixth Formers baked and donated on a giant scale to ensure our Macmillan Coffee Morning was a fantastic success! We raised £310 for Macmillan this year,which was more than double our 2015 total, and a huge thank you goes out to everyone who baked, donated and participated in any way. The Head Baker […]

​​Year 11 BTEC Business Support Sessions

Wednesday​ afternoons​ from 3:20-4:20 starting from Wednesday​ ​19th October in 3F11 with Mrs Darlington. This is to support students with ensuring BTEC coursework is completed to target grade ASAP.

The Big Burnside Potato Race Results

Well done to everyone who took part in The Big Burnside Potato Race. Please share the results with all those who took part and many congratulations to Simoon, Liam and Chloe who were the winners! If you took part and did not come to dig up your potatoes – we have sold them and the […]

Y12/13 IT and Business Students: Guest Speaker

Liam Watson from will be coming into 3F14 on Thursday 13th October during Period 5 to talk to Year 12 BTEC IT students about how he uses social media to promote his brand as they are currently studying a unit on ‘Using Social Media in Business’. Y12/13 BTEC Business students who have a free period or […]

Y7-9 REAL/Business/Computing Homework

REAL Project and Year 9 Business and Computing Homework can now be found on the Business and Computing website – click here to view. This will be updated each half term.

Silver and Gold D of E Expeditions

Determination, grit and resilience were the words of the week for Year 11 and Year 13 students who took part in the Duke of Edinburgh expeditions in The Yorkshire Dales. The groups were battered by strong winds; heavy rain; blisters; waterlogged campsites and broken tents. Despite the poor conditions they all managed to finish their […]

First Lego League Club

On Monday we held out first Lego League club meeting! First Lego League is a global science and technology competition with over 250,000 young people taking part each year. Only six students in Year 9 have been selected to take part, as this is a unique and exciting opportunity we have chosen only students who […]

Harvest Time

Sixth Form gardeners have been picking apples from our orchard this week – and this year we have a fantastic crop. We will be using them to make sauces, jams and preserves for Christmas so look out for further updates on this. Miss Wallis

PE Additional Coursework Support

The PE department are offering additional coursework support sessions every Thursday in 4F28 from 3.20-4.30pm. These sessions are open to all Year 11 Sport students who wish to access additional support and time. Please see Miss Peel or Miss Johnson should you require further information.

PE After School Clubs

This is the extra curricular timetable that the PE staff are currently offering.  If you are interested in attending please see a member of the PE department for more information.

Year 11 Technology Additional Support

The Technology department will be offering additional Controlled Assessment support sessions every Monday evening from 3.20- 4.20pm. The sessions are open to all Year 11 technology students who wish to make supervised progress, catch up on absent work or may require additional support. The sessions will be held in individual subject teachers normal teaching rooms. […]

​​Year 11 GCSE​ ​Computer Science Support Sessions

We will be offering support sessions for Year 11 GCSE Computer Science on Wednesday afternoons from 3:20-4:20 starting from Wednesday 21st September in 3F13/14. This is to support students with ensuring their first controlled assessment (programmed in JavaScript) is completed by the deadline on Friday 7th October. Sessions will continue after this deadline to work […]

Maths Homework Booklets

This academic year (2016-2017), all students in years 7-10 have been provided with a homework booklet which contains every piece of homework for the duration of the school year. They will be asked to complete a task from the booklet once per fortnight as directed by their class teacher. At Burnside, we encourage our students […]

20 things to do in the Summer Holidays Update

Thank you to those of you who have brought in your evidence for the ’20 things to do in the summer holidays’ challenge. If any other Year 8s have also had a go – please bring your scrap books/files/evidence to Miss Wallis any dinner time this week. Don’t worry if you didn’t get everything done […]

Bees Project Update

Miss Wallis would like to let all the bees project participants know that the wild flower gardens they planted are now in bloom … if you have time have a walk down St Peter’s Road to have a look!

20 Things To Do In The Summer Holidays

Miss Wallis is setting a challenge for all Year 7 students this summer called ’20 Things To Do In The Summer Holidays’. Year 7s have been challenged with trying out 20 things before they come back in September; such as baking a cake, climbing a hill or skimming stones. A full list of the 20 […]

Mayor’s Award Hike

Well done to students in Years 7 & 8 who completed their Mayor’s Award Hikes yesterday around Dunstanburgh castle. Year 8s had to navigate their own way to the Castle using map skills and did very well. Year 7s went rock pooling and walked right along the coastal path; with its beautiful views. Everyone took […]

Fruit and Veg Stall

Our gardeners and Duke of Edinburgh Award students sold off their produce on a highly successful produce stall today at break. These students have worked hard since last October to grow tomatoes; chillies; peppers; potatoes; onions; garlic; gooseberries and strawberries. We managed to raise an outstanding £95.50 which will be split between Little Princess Trust, […]

Great Yorkshire Show

Students involved in environment and gardening activities around school were lucky enough to visit the Great Yorkshire Show on its sunniest day. Students had a go at many different activities including; bread making; clay modelling; planting seeds; shooting; smoothy making; climbing; rope making; candle making; army training; paper making and many more. The staff mostly […]

Linskill Dance Workshop

Dance students visited the residents at Linskill Park this week after the residents paid students a visit at Christmas. The afternoon included taking part in a chair dance class with the residents going down ‘memory lane’ listening to their memories of what they used to do when they were younger and creating movements to music […]

Burnside Gardeners’ Produce Triumph

Our Gardening Groups in school have worked exceptionally hard this year. There are apples and pears on our trees; tomatoes, peppers and chillies in our greenhouse; fruit in our pots and; garlic, potatoes and pumpkins in our raised beds. We’ll be holding our annual produce stall on Friday morning where staff and students can purchase […]

Perceptions Survey for KS3 Students

An independent study is being carried out to give you a voice relating to the quality of your life, and who helps you to improve it. It is important that your views are heard and once all students have completed the survey a report for the school will be made available to help the school […]

Duke of Edinburgh Residential

Did you know that Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award participants have to do an extra section for their Award called the Residential Section. They must go away for 5 days with new people and help out in the community or develop a new skill. Well done to Jenny Burnand, who is in the Sixth Form; […]

English Schools Athletics Championships 2016

On Friday 8th July and Saturday 9th July, 40 students from Burnside helped out at the biggest event of its kind in Europe. over 2,000 athletes from every county in England bring their elite athletes (Future Olympians) to compete over the two days. Our fantastic helpers ensure that all of the athletes were ready to […]

Year 13 Prom

​A great night of celebration was held for our Sixth Form Leavers with an inspirational address from Mr Hedley. The Year 13’s have worked exceptionally hard this year and the event was a celebration of this and an opportunity to wish them every possible success in the exciting futures that lie ahead of them. We […]

A-level Biology Field Trip to St Mary’s Lighthouse

After several years of wet, windy and wintery summer term ecology field trips to St Mary’s Lighthouse, this year’s Applied Science and Biology A-level students were incredibly lucky and completed their ecology project in weather which actually resembled summer time! With the temperature probes reading 21°C it was ‘almost’ tropical down at the coast and […]

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Expedition

Well done to all the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh participants who are starting the second day of their expedition in Northumberland. The weather has been lovely again and the groups are doing very well.

Final Update from Gorgor 2016 Visit

Last day celebrations at Gorgor with emotional goodbyes. The visit has been a huge success with students teaching in the Secondary School, Gorgor Primary, Ndania Special Home and visiting the local health clinic and maternity unit. The girls also issued out another annual pack of reusable sanitary towels to all the Gorgor girls ensuring the font […]

Year 11 Prom 2016

Friday 1st July was the year 11 leavers celebration prom. An absolutely fantastic time was had by students and staff. Everyone looked fabulous and showed impeccable behaviour. They did themselves, the school and parents proud. Good luck to all of our amazing year 11’s in your new ventures. An emotional Mr Gilbert and Burnside staff.

Jordan Kendall selected to play at the Young Mayor’s Music festival

Congratulations to Jordan Kendall. Jordan is a very talented year 10 Music student who has been successful in auditioning and being selected to perform at the Young Mayor’s Music festival this summer. He will be performing with his band which also consists of pupils from other local schools.

Latest Update from Gorgor

In the evenings we were up to 10pm Students have been: teaching arts and crafts sharing IT skills teaching then getting beat at Connect 4 and other games Sunday morning – the students attended a service at school where Gorgor students sang hymns, traditional songs and did readings. In the afternoon all the school (350 […]

Gorgor Visit Update

The students have been awake from 6:30 am attending assemblies at 7:30 and working throughout the day.  They visited the primary school taking time to teach students how to dance the Macarana! A visit was made to the Small Home in Ndanai.  Our students were given a tour around the home and played floor volleyball with […]

Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers Update

Thank you for your efforts with collecting the Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers this year. We are 123 vouchers short of buying some survival bags for the Duke of Edinburgh Unit (sadly we are nowhere near a tent this year) … so please could you have a double check in all your purses/handbags/wallets/down the back of […]

Staff & Students Arrive Safe in Gorgor

Staff and students have arrived safe and sound at Gorgor High School, Kenya. Students have been to lessons and have even done some teaching! They visited the primary school and had a fab time playing sports and teaching crafts. Everyone is having great time and are being kept really busy by Gorgor staff and students. […]

Year 11 Record of Achievement Assembly

On Tuesday 28th June, our year eleven leavers attended the record of achievement assembly at Wallsend Memorial Hall. It was a fantastic afternoon celebrating the successes and achievements of all of the year group. It was great to see the pride and enthusiasm of staff, students and parents alike. From all the Tutors and myself, […]

Northumberland Counties Athletics at Wentworth Stadium

On Saturday 25th June Burnside students competed and assisted at the Northumberland Minor Counties Athletics at Wentworth Stadium at Hexham. David Phillips once again competed in high jump and came 3rd in his competition. Special thanks go to Ellie Mason, Sophie Alder, Mollie Bush, Katie Cafferty, Jennifer Hargreaves, Scott Middlemiss, Elliot Cowens, Lewis Allen, Rhys […]

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