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Burnside Theatre Royal Trip

This week a number of our students enjoyed a trip to the Theatre Royal in Newcastle to see the hit musical ‘Sister Act’. The show follows the story of the lounge singer Deloris Van Cartier who is sent to stay at a convent for her own safety. Whilst there she ends up transforming the convent’s […]

Burnside visits the National Glass Centre Sunderland

Burnside Y12 and 13 Business students visited the National Glass Centre in Sunderland, where they gained an insight into the fascinating industry of glass-art as well as other creative industries. This was part of the ‘This Is Creative Enterprise’ programme they are participating in. Charlie Milne, student from Newcastle Business School at the University of […]

Year 11 Attendance Information

Please find information on what will be happening over the next three days regarding year 11 attendance. Year 11 students – Please read and ensure that you understand the information. Uniform must be adhered to over the next three days.

TICE Fashion Trip

Some of our Year 10 Textiles students have been working hard this year towards their ‘This Is Creative Enterprise’ award, starting the first day of the Create Stage at Sunderland University this week. Students started the day finding out about their project; coming up with creative fashion designs for Pier 74, a local company based […]

Spring Newsletter 2017

Our first digital newsletter is now available to read.  The newsletter contains news and information from the Spring Term as well as guidance for the coming academic year; 2017-2018.  Please follow the link below to read more:  

Royal Institution Computer Science Masterclasses

Yasin Khan and Lauren Collins in Year 9 have successfully gained a place on the Royal Institution Computer Science Masterclasses which will be held at St Cuthbert’s High School on Saturday mornings from 10th June-15th July. These​ are​ a​ series of workshops which are led by experts from industry, academia and education. They offer students […]

Michael Carrick Testimonial Match @ Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester

On Sunday 4th June, 13 students and 4 staff travelled to Manchester as representatives of the school to watch the testimonial match of former Burnside student Michael Carrick. The Manchester United and England star had organised a match between a team of All Stars versus the Manchester United Champions League winning side of 2008. An […]

Year 10 Performing Arts Scripted Showcase Evening

Burnside Year 10 BTEC Performing Arts Students presented their ‘Scripted Showcase Evening’ this week to an invited audience of friends and family. The evening consisted of students performing scripted extracts from the following plays: ‘Fairytaleheart’ by Philip Ridley, ‘Abigail’s Party’ by Mike Leigh and ‘Blood Brothers’ and ‘Educating Rita’ both by Willy Russell. Students performances […]

Travel and Tourism Whitley Bay Visit

Students studying Travel and Tourism in Year 12 went on a trip this week to investigate why tourists visit Whitley Bay. We were very lucky with the weather and managed some time on the beach and an ice cream as well as visiting all the tourist attractions in the area. This is the 3rd visit […]

GCSE Computer Science Revision Session

Tuesday 6th June 2:30pm-3:30pm in 3F14 ahead of the exam on Wednesday morning. Please come and collect your Computer Science ring binders before the end of the day today so that you can use them to revise from over half term. Mrs Morris

Spring Term 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 […]

U15 League Cup Final @ Wallsend Boys Club, Kirkley Park

Last night Burnside’s U15 Boys Football team played in the North Tyneside League Cup Final against St Thomas More High School. Unfortunately Burnside conceded an early goal and despite creating some good chances were unable to score themselves. St Thomas More ran out deserving winners playing some excellent football at times. To their credit though, […]

U12 Boys Rugby 7 a side tournament @ Wallsend RFC

Boys from Y7 competed yesterday afternoon in a 7 a side rugby tournament at Wallsend RFC against teams from Churchill and Heaton Manor Schools. The attitude, effort and resilience shown by students as a whole was commendable and the two Burnside teams competing came away with 2 wins, 3 draws and only a single defeat. […]

Teal Tuesday

Students are getting heavily involved in our Teal Tuesday Event on the 9th May where we will be acknowledging the amazing contribution Mrs Lulham made to the Burnside community. We will also be raising vital funds and awareness of Macmillan, a charity nominated by her family. Students are making teal ribbons and cakes to sell […]

World Renowned Author David Baldacci Visits Burnside

Our Y9 students took advantage of a unique opportunity today to hear the best-selling American author David Baldacci as he came to Burnside today to talk about his life and writing. He created quite a stir amongst not only the students but many staff members too!! His visit to Burnside was part of his nationwide […]

Dance City Celebration

Students were invited to Dance City yesterday to participate in a celebration event based on the work that they have been doing as part of the Care to Dance initiative ran by Dance City in partnership with care homes across the North East.  Students opened the event with a performance, before helping to lead some […]

London Dance Trip

Students have recently been on a residential to London to participate in a Dance workshop and see a West End Show. Students had the opportunity to Participate in a Dance Workshop at the world famous Pineapple Dance Studios inspired by The Lion King musical with some cast members of the show before watching the show […]

International Girls in ICT Day

On Thursday 27th April, Year 7-10 girls celebrate​d​ ‘International Girls in ICT Day’​ at Newcastle University where students w​ere​ be provided with an opportunity to experience programming robotic vehicles, representatives from Sage w​ere also present to speak to the students about careers in the tech industry. Those attending performed remarkably well and programmed some very […]

Transition News 2017

Key Dates – for Y6 Transition events at Burnside during the Summer Term. Induction Day 1 – Wednesday 5th July 2017 Induction Day 2 – Thursday 6th July 2017 New Intake Parent’s Evening – Tuesday 11th July 2017 (6-8pm)

TICE Creative Enterprise students discover the world of Digital Business!

Business students in our sixth form have successfully completed another stage of the TICE (This Is Creative Enterprise) programme! Please click the following link to the TICE website where you can find out about what the students have been up to! Well done to all involved! The Business and Computing Department

Sunderland University Performance

This week some of our year 9 Drama and Music students enjoyed watching a devised performance by a group of Sunderland University Performing Arts Students. The performance was aimed at educating year 9 students around dementia awareness. One of the university students performing just happened to be an ex Burnside student, Sophie Carlson!

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 […]

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