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Red Nose Day 2017

In Burnside tradition, our bakers have been working hard to turn out some amazing delicacies for The Great Burnside Comic Relief Bake Off. The staff and students have had a fantastic morning to help promote and celebrate Comic Relief 2017 with the purchasing (and eating) of cakes, scones, muffins and more.

Burnside BBC School Report

After working hard over the course of today, our reporters, editors, producers, directors and camera operators have finally completed the BBC School Report.

BBC School Report

It’s finally here, the day all of the BBC School News Report.  Our reporters are ready and activity has already started in the News hub!!    We will keep you updated as the day continues. After a busy morning, our first article is live!

BBC School Report Update

Look North have used a story filmed by our Year 8 news team on ‘The Dab Craze’ and how it has been used in Burnside to aid learning. The Y8 News Team filmed the report was part of their ongoing work with the BBC News Report. Look North saw their efforts on the school website […]

​7LQ Dance Festival Performance

Students from Year 8 and Year 9 performed last night in the North Tyneside Dance Festival at The Parks Sport Centre as part of our Dance Group 7LQ. Students performed a piece based on the music of The Lion King that they have been working with Dance City to create. Students performance was superb and […]

Travel and Tourism Visit to Durham

Sixth Formers studying Travel and Tourism went on a visit to Durham yesterday to investigate why it is such a popular place for tourists to visit. They paid visits to the Cathedral, the Heritage Centre, the market place and went on a riverside walk. On the way home they had a quick stop at The […]

Performing Arts

Since January two ex Burnside students, Joe McIntyre and Sophie Carlson have been coming into school to work with a class of Year 9 Drama and Year 10 Performing Arts students. Sophie and Joe are currently in their 3rd year of BA (Hons) Performing Arts and Drama degrees at Sunderland University. They have assisted Year […]

Sixth Form Students Complete their Gold Duke of Edinburgh

It is a great honour to be able to announce that 9 Sixth Form Students have completed their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards today after 18 months of hard work and commitment. This Award involves the students doing 18 months of volunteering, 12 months of a new skill and sport, a 4 day expedition and […]

Burnside Super League Ball Girls

Eight of our Year 8 students were selected to be Ball Girls and represent Burnside at Team Northumbria’s first Netball Super League home game of the season against Surrey Storm.  Students were selected due to their outstanding effort in PE and also their excellent attendance at Netball Club.  Students were on duty for half the […]

Guest speakers from Sage UK Ltd

On Friday 3rd March 2017 two guest speakers from Sage will be in school to talk to Year 12 BTEC IT students about how Sage use Social Media to promote their business, communicate with customers etc. This is to support students completing the Using Social Media in Business unit however, the opportunity is open to […]

World Book Day

Today Burnside have celebrated World Book Day in their usual spectacular fashion. Staff have dressed up as a variety of literary characters from The Twits, Miss Havisham, The Mad Hatter and Eeyore from Winne the Pooh. Year 7 students will have World Book Day themed lessons all day. Cicero once said, “A room without books […]

BBC School News Report Day 2

Our intrepid reporters have came together to develop an entirely new series of articles and videos of stories from around Burnside.  They have developed, created, recorded and edited stories today. They have uploaded their articles to:

Vision Aid Overseas

Our Sixth Form charity group are collecting glasses for Vision Aid Overseas. If you have any spare glasses (perhaps from an old prescription) lying around at home – please could you send them in so they can be used by this fantastic charity. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far – as you […]

Parent Governors

We currently have two parent governor vacancies.  All parents (including carers) of registered pupils at the school are eligible to stand for election. To apply for a parent governor position please collect a parent governor application form from Main Reception or email   If you would like to visit the school for an informal chat […]

Y7 Student reads over 500,000 Words

Well done to Cait Mitchell our first Y7 student to read over half a million words within Accelerated Reader – can she be the first member of Burnside’s most exclusive Millionaire’s Club? There are other Y7 students hot on her heels so … keep reading Cait …

Year 10 & 11 Badminton Finals

Students from year 10 and 11 qualified for the Tyne and Wear Key Stage 4 badminton finals on 6.2.17 held at Northumberland Badminton Centre. To reach this stage they had to negotiate two qualifying rounds. At the finals, they played Mortimer School (South Shields) winning 5 – 0; Emmanuel College (Gateshead) lost 2 – 3; […]

Girls STEM Event at the Sage

Yesterday 15 Year 7 & 8 girls attended the Accenture and Stemettes event at the Sage Newcastle, for an unforgettable encounter with the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). The students participated in a range of events such as, coding hackathons, practical workshops, listening to inspiring speakers and an speaking to a range […]

PE Pupil of the Month

Well done to the following pupils who have been selected by their PE teachers as pupils of the month for January. Lainey Patterson – Extremely hardworking and helpful Matthew Robinson -excellent attitude and behaviour in lessons Jacob Walker – Achievement and persistence in gymnastics Ellie Ford – Leadership in Football Rhiannon Brierley – Excellent effort […]

BSBW 2017

Students in the school’s environment group took part in the Big School’s Birdwatch last week and here are the results; which show a change from last year with Magpies, rather than common gulls taking the top spot. Thank you to all those involved in the environment group who gave up their time to make sure […]

BBC School News Report

On March 16th 2017, Burnside is participating in the BBC School Report day, this involves students finding and reporting on news articles from around the school.  At the end of the day we have to upload our finished report to the BBC and it will be included with hundreds of other schools on the BBC […]

Brighter Futures Personal Safety App

Since May 2013 Bright Futures has successfully engaged with young people, predominantly young women, and local residents to address a number of issues which affect young people in society today. They do a lot of work through schools but also through the Youth Club in Whitley Bay where you can go along and participate in […]

First Lego League Competition

On Friday 13th January our First Lego League club competed in a STEM event against other schools in the local area at The Langdale Centre. Students presented an innovative idea on the theme of ‘Animal Allies’ to a judging panel (the redevelopment of the current guide dog harness), they competed in the ‘robot game’ where […]

Year 9 Business and Computing homework

Please check the Business and Computing website for information on the latest homework.  

North Tyneside Young Mayor 2017

Burnside are very proud to have two pupils from year 9 standing to be the Young Mayor of North Tyneside BUT we need everyone to vote! Please click on the link below and take a couple of minutes of your time to vote for either Bailey Askwith or Harris Auchterlonie.

Visit from Guide Dogs Trust

On Thursday 5th January Linda Oliver, the regional Engagement Officer for Guide Dogs Trust (North East & Cumbria) met with our First Lego League club. One aspect of the Lego League involves students learning to program a robot to complete a Lego based obstacle course on the theme of ‘Animal Allies’, but the other aspect involves […]

Drama Club

Drama Club have made a great start to the new year by working on some chosen duologue scripts. Students have been focusing on interpreting the scripts and developing characters.

Code Club – starts again Thursday 12th January

Every Thursday from 3:20-4:20 starting from Thursday 12th January, Mr Baranowksi, a final year Computer Science student at Newcastle university will be running a code club in 3F14. Don’t worry if you didn’t attend last year, new recruits are more than welcome! For more information visit or see Mrs Morris/Mr Murray.

Apprenticeship Opportunities at Hays Travel

Level 2 and 3 Apprenticeship  opportunities at Hays Travel on Tyneside and Wearside If you are interested in a Level 2/3 apprenticeship in Travel, Business or Customer Service, then contact the recruitment team on 01915106316 or e-mail:

Burnside Bake Off

Top students took part in a Rewards afternoon of various activities this week. Some students from Years 7-10 opted to take part in a Christmas Bake-off. The challenge was to make 6 cupcakes and decorate on a Christmas theme in only one hour! Great results were achieved and “Star Bakers” were awarded. Well done to […]

Christmas Joy

Students at Burnside have been helping to spread Christmas joy during the last week. Our ‘Cans for Grans’ campaign this year was our most successful ever – with around 1300 cans donated. Those which weren’t used for hampers for local senior citizens were donated to Bay Food Bank in North Shields…it was their biggest single […]

TICE Creative Enterprise

Lee Casey, TICE Mentor, was in school to support students in Y12 and Y13 BTEC Business through their ‘Insight Stage’ of the programme. This cohort are working on the creative enterprise programme which is aimed at young people who are thinking of pursuing a career within the creative and digital industries. This allows students to […]

Year 10 Computer Science students hack Minecraft

On Tuesday 13th December our Year 10 Computer Science students visited the North Tyneside City Learning Centre to attend a session led by Chris Wilde, our School Improvement Advisor for Computing. During the session students used the programming language ‘Python’ to hack into Minecraft in order to customise their own environment and build their own […]

Computer Science Education Week Quiz​ – WINNER

Thanks to everyone who attempted the quiz, you have all received 5 merits as a result of your efforts. The winner, scoring full marks, is Owen McKnight in Year 11. Please come to 3F14 to collect your prize. The organisation created some fun activities to help you to experience coding during Computer Science in […]

Burnside Performing Arts in the Community

Burnside Performing Arts and Music students have been very busy over the past week getting out and about into the community delivering festive performances, as well as being part of the school Christmas Assemblies. Year 11 Performing Arts students took their devised Christmas Play out to perform to the children at St Peter’s Primary School. […]

Choir Christmas Carol Concert

Our pupils recently participated in a combined choir concert with the Wallsend Community Choir and the Northern British Legion Choir at St. Lukes Church in Wallsend. The pupils were fantastic and the final combined choir performance of “Let there be piece on earth” was very special. This event is such a fantastic opportunity for our […]

PFI Partners work together to support Burnside Students into Employment

The PFI partnership works together not only to provide outstanding facilities for Burnside students but also to help them to develop important skills that can lead to employment. PFI partner, North Tyneside Leisure offered a Pool Lifeguard training course to Sixth Form students. PFI partners Kajima (Construction) and MITIE (Facilities Management) generously provided £900 of […]

Sixth Form Vocational Residential

A great time was had by Health and Social Care and Travel and Tourism students who went on a three day residential to Kielder last week. While we were there the health students visited a centre for people with disabilities and spent a day at Kielder First School where they ran Christmas activities and provided […]

Fashion Show Visit to Birmingham NEC

Students on the 2nd Of December from Yr 9, 10, 11 & 6th form students who take Art and Textiles or are interested in pursuing these subjects next year went on a trip to The Clothes Show LIVE in Birmingham.  The trip gave students an insight to how art, fashion, drama, music & dance could […]

Cans for Grans

Please find enclosed information on two opportunities to support our Sixth Form with their Senior Citizens Party on Wednesday 15th December. This amazing free party will be entertaining over 135 local pensioners and is in its 24th year! Any support you can give will be very gratefully appreciated and Year 12 students from 12I are […]

Computer Science Education Week Quiz

Take the quiz to celebrate Computer Science Education Week, all students welcome to participate… Those who answer the 10 questions below and tweet ‘@bbec_bus_comp I took the quiz #CSEdWeek’ will receive 5 merits, those who answer all 10 questions correctly will be entered into a prize draw where 3 names will be selected at random […]

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