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Burnside Open Evening 2017

All Year 5 & 6 students and parents are kindly invited to our Annual Open Evening on Thursday 21st September from 5:45pm til 7:30pm. Introductory talk in Main Hall from the Headteacher,followed by a guided tour of the school to see what is on offer in all Curriculum Areas. We look forward to meeting you […]

Burnside Bulletin

Dear Parent/Carer Thank you for providing the school with an up to date email address. It’s been a key priority of the school to improve communication even further and having up to date email addresses for parents means that we are able to communicate key information more easily and frequently. In addition to the half-termly […]

Record A Level Results

Year 13 students this summer celebrated receiving the best A Level results the school has ever recorded. Early indications suggest that academic results will be the best in North Tyneside, with over 80% of entries A*- C grade. This will put us top 10% nationally for progress. Vocational results could put Burnside in the top […]

Welcome Back – September 2017

Burnside will be open to Year Groups 7 to 11 on Tuesday 5th September 2017.  Sixth Form students return to school on Wednesday 6th September 2017.   Please see attached the timings of the new school day.

A Yorkshire Adventure

Students and staff involved in the Duke of Edinburgh Award at Burnside spent the first few days of the holidays in the Yorkshire Dales taking part in Silver and Gold expeditions. Silvers had to walk for 3 days and Golds for 4 – each carrying all that they would need; camping overnight on different campsites […]

Summer Newsletter 2017

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

Big Burnside Potato Race Results

The results are in and the winners this year are a team of  Sixth form students who grew 1kg 126g of potatoes from 2 seeds. They are: Megan Davison Libby Heppel Caitlin Robertson Kay Cardella with some help from Lauren Tweedy in Year 11. Well done to everyone who took part – full results are […]

Burnside U13 Boys Rugby Preseason Training Session

On Tuesday 18th July a group of Year 7 Burnside students participated in a preseason rugby training session ran by RFU Community Rugby Coach Scott Powell. The effort and and standard of play from the boys remained high throughout the afternoon, despite the extreme summer heat. The level of skill, determination and teamwork demonstrated bodes […]

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award

The sun was shining on the Bronze DofE Gang for their practice expedition at the end of June but the weather was less friendly when they were assessed on their skills 2 weeks later! Despite this everyone passed and the whole group were an absolute credit to themselves…as they have been all year. We have […]

Burnside Primaries Year 1 & 2 Multi skills Festival

On Wednesday 5th July Year 1 and 2 students from Western, Redesdale, St Peters and Carville Primary Schools came to Burnside to participate in a Multi Skills Festival. The festival had been organised by Miss Peel and she was ably assisted by the Key Stage 3 Talented PE students. Students were placed in small groups […]

Year 13 Prom

Last night Burnside said goodbye to an irreplaceable bunch of young adults at the Year 13 Prom, with both staff and students having a great time. They have been a truly inspirational and genuinely lovely bunch, and we wish them every success for the future.                 

Burnside U14 Boys Rugby Preseason Training

On Wednesday 5th July a group of Year 8 Burnside students participated in a preseason rugby training session ran by RFU Community Rugby Coach Scott Powell. Scott was impressed with the ability and attitude shown by the boys. He believes the group of young men have the potential to form a strong team. Both he […]

Gorgor High School Library

Following two years of support of hard work by both schools, Gorgor High School now have a fully functioning library to be proud of. Well done to everyone from both communities for coming together in partnership to make this happen. Happy Reading!!

School Bus Survey

As a result of the changes to the school day in September, the bus company who runs the Scholar’s Bus Service, would like to improve their service to meet our needs.  Please complete the attach survey by following the link provided.

Royal Institution Computer Science Masterclasses Update

Yasin Khan and Lauren Collins in Year 9 have been attending the Royal Institution Computer Science Masterclasses at St Cuthbert’s High School. Mrs Morris attended on Saturday and students worked with an industry specialist from British Rail who taught them all about the systems life cycle, algorithm design and the importance of testing. We are […]

Y11 Induction to Burnside Sixth Form

Y11 students returning to Burnside in September have started their transition work this week. Today we visited Northumbria University to help the students think about their medium term futures and then we had lunch in Portofino’s. Next week, Y11 return to participate in more transition activities, including A Level taster lessons.

New GCSEs – DFE Advice for Parents

Following the changes to the GCSE grading structure, the Department for Education (DFE) have released a guide for parents explaining how the new grading structure works and how it equates to the current grading structure (A* to G). Parent Factsheet

Computer Science Challenge Day

On Thursday 22nd June our Year 10 Computer Scientists took part in a Computer Science Challenge Day at Newcastle University. The students competed against students from Kings Pirory School and St Cuthbert’s High School in challenges including programming using Pibrella on the Raspberry Pi’s, simulating GCHQ in a networking activity and programming an Mbot robot. […]

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!

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