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RAF, Royal Navy and BAE Education Programme Visited KS3 students

Today students from Years 7, 8 and some Year 6s from Denbigh Primary Schools attended a Roadshow led by the RAF, Royal Navy and BAE Education Programme. ​

Students explored the world of drones, the technology behind them and the multifarious uses that they are currently put to and their possible uses for the future. We also learned about computing and control systems that all modern technology is built around and the whole range of careers relating to STEM in the armed services and BAE systems.   

A few of our students for to fly the drone and control the robot who visited.   This was really fun and interesting.

Schools Go Smarter visits Year 7

Today the Schools Go Smarter theatre show visited Year 7 at Churchill to  to inform, educate and entertain us about the positive benefits of travelling sustainably.  Sustainable Travel could be walking, cycling, running or using a scooter. 

The workshop was really lively, engaging and allowed  students to get involved.  We learned that Sustainable Travel  is greener, healthier and cheaper than travelling by car or bus. 

Thank you to Schools Go Smarter for visiting Churchill Community College 

Today we have supported Macmillan Cancer Care's Biggest Coffee Morning by holding a Cake and Bake Sale. 
Staff and students contributed to this by baking or donating a range of sweet and savoury treats. 
Thank you to Diane Purvis and the Food Technology Department for organising. 

View the pictures from our coffee morning

We have 3 Parent Governor vacancies.

Students will be bringing letters home tomorrow to explain it - closing date is Monday 9th October 2017.

Application forms are available from Reception.

Year 10 students Art and Design Ella Corker, Jessica Lilley and Kia Surrey were thrilled to be presented with their winning designs for the Urban Regeneration project in Assembly today. The project has seen over 60 students working collaboratively with Ravensworth/ who are based in Cramlington to plan, research, design and develop an outdoor space in our college grounds.

All students had to present their proposals to the 4D design team and competition was fierce. The winning design will now be exhibited in the college and printed in 3D to form a small scale model.


(David Baldwin and Marie Jobson with the amazing Churchill students)

David Baldwin, headteacher at Churchill Community College, Wallsend, said the results in AS and A-Level exams and vocational courses made the post-16 students the perfect role models for the school.

He said: “Once again our Sixth Form students have achieved phenomenal final results and will now take up well-deserved places in highly-selective universities and apprenticeship schemes.

“It is wonderful to see so many A* to B grades this year for our students but this is only half the story. This is a fantastic year group who have achieved so much in addition to their academic success. They will go on to continue achieving great success beyond Churchill Community College and are fantastic role models for our current students and our new students coming into Year 7.

” Jack Ross will be taking up his place to read maths at Warwick University having achieved two A* and two A grades in his four A-Level subjects.

Dillon Blevins has achieved two As and a B from his three A-Level subjects and has a place to read PPE (philosophy, politics and economics) at Durham University.

Micaela Costa-Mendes has achieved a B and two Di* and has a place to read anthropology with sociology at Durham University.

The college, rated outstanding by Ofsted, also has a number of students who have secured places on prestigious apprenticeship schemes this year.

Amongst others, Ryan Flynn has been successful in his application to complete the apprenticeship programme with the NHS.

Head of school, Elaine Riley, said: “Our results are excellent this year with a high level of A*, A and B grades for A-Level exams and also many distinction starred in vocational courses.

“This means our students can take up offers for prestigious and competitive degree courses and apprenticeships. We are delighted with these results. The students have worked so hard and really deserve them. There are some fabulous results and we are very proud of our students.”

Marie Jobson, head of post-16, added: “There is so much to celebrate this year and I am delighted about the overall picture and the individual stories behind each set of hard-earned grades. They are a year group to be incredibly proud of and these students are fantastic ambassadors for Churchill Community College. We wish them every success in the future.”

Today the best state-funded secondary schools in the North East are revealed in a comprehensive new guide.

The Real Schools Guide 2017, compiled by Trinity Mirror’s data unit, aims to give a far more comprehensive picture than traditional league tables.

It takes into account 50 different data points - including not just GCSE results and Attainment 8 scores but also factors like Progress 8, pupil-teacher ratios and absence rates.

The guide, now in its fifth year, has been praised by ministers and education experts alike. Former schools minister David Laws called it “public-service journalism in the best tradition”.

North East top 10

1. Emmanuel College, Gateshead
2. Sacred Heart Catholic High School, Newcastle
3. Whitburn Church of England Academy, South Tyneside
4. Gosforth Academy, Newcastle
5. St Cuthbert’s High School, Newcastle
6. St Leonard’s RC Voluntary Aided Comprehensive School, CD
7. Churchill Community College, North Tyneside
8. Marden High School
9. Queen Elizabeth High School, Northumberland
10. Bede Academy, Northumberland

A little gift to leavers from the Churchill staff 2017

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We hope you enjoy our parting gift to a fabulous year group.

On Thursday night, students baked for the final time this school year in the after school club with Mrs Huggins. This time with a difference; they brought along a family member to bake with them. 

The group made some beautiful carrot cakes and the effort was fantastic from everyone - there was even a one year old helper came along!

Afterwards we had a little tea-party to sample our products. 

Thanks to everyone who came along and to all the budding food club members - keep cooking over the summer holidays!

Churchill First in North Tyneside to Win Presigious Award

(Pictured) Gillian Allen, Business Manager who led on achieving this award, together with some of the young students

Churchill Community College, in Wallsend, has become the first school in North Tyneside to achieve a prestigious national award ‘The EQualities Award’ in recognition for its commitment to equality across the college.

Like all public bodies, schools and academies have a statutory duty to challenge inequality, foster good relations and tackle discrimination against individuals and groups irrespective of gender, disability and ethnicity. The EQualities Award pays tribute to those that go the extra mile to become equalities champions. To gain the award, staff and governors undertook a systematic review of the school’s policies and practice and supplied a wide range of evidence which was independently assessed and verified.

Dr Chris Derrington, Director of the EQualities Award said ‘In our view, Churchill Community College is a very worthy recipient of this award. The quality of the evidence provided in order to achieve it demonstrates a genuine determination on the part of staff and governors to challenge and overcome inequality, raise aspirations and prepare young people for the responsibilities and experiences of later life.  The core values embodied within the college’s vision statement are communicated and reinforced in so many ways. Not surprisingly, this commitment to excellence and equality helps all students to achieve well, regardless of their background or circumstances. 

Elaine Riley, Head of School, said ‘We are delighted to have won this award. We work very hard to develop emotional intelligence in students as well as support them academically. We believe in kindness, respect for each other, tolerance and equality of opportunity. We aim to achieve the best outcomes for all students so they have the best chances in life. This award recognises that work and its impact’.

For further information about the award go to

Transition Week At Churchill

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This week has seen 190 students and their parents/carers visit Churchill for Transition Week 2017 and what a week it has been. We started with a bang wher a meteor landing was discovered on the college field and Forensic Scientists asked Year 6 to help with their investigations.  

Across two days each,  half of the year group investigated what caused the landing, what the meteor contains, why it landed at Churchill and imagined an Alien wanted to join the college. 

David Baldwin, Executive Headteacher welcomed Year 6s to Churchill by asking the question, "What is the secret to being outstanding?"  Everyone agreed that the answer to this was us - everyone involved in Churchill Community College  and that kindness, respect, resilience and being polite are vital ingredients in our success. 

We have been so impressed by the level of committment and desire to learn demonstrated by our intake and look forward to welcoming you into Year 7 at Churchill.  Remember the first day of term is Tuesday 5th September at 8.55am. 

Thank you to parents/carers and primary school staff who attended across the weeek.  

The Class of 2022 - Simply the Best. 

Look at the Photo Gallery to see how much fun everyone had,

Urban Regeneration project.

Year 9 artists and photographers were given the task of developing an outdoor space to enhance the college site. Congratulations to the students who pitched their final ideas to Josie Patton and Kristian Horton from Ravensworth today. The class unanimously chose a design from Ella Corker, Jessica Lilley and Kia Surrey as their winners but the final winner from Ravensworth has still to be chosen. Watch this space for a 4D mock up of the winning design

GCSE Artists

"Come and help us celebrate our wonderful GCSE artists from 4.30pm-6.00pm on Thursday 6th July. Stay for an extra treat and watch our amazing production of Beauty and the Beast"

Artist Gallery

Post-16 Induction Week

We are hosting an Induction Week starting on Monday 3rd July 2017 at 8.55am. The aim of this week is to allow students to engage with Sixth Form and experience life as a Sixth Form student.

Download Introduction Letter and the Induction Week Timetable

Transition Week 2017 - Class of 2021 - New Year 7

Over the last few weeks the Leadership Team have had the pleasure of meeting our new intake in preparation for joining Year 7 at Churchill Community College in September.

The next part of Coming to Churchill is Transition Week which begins with a Parents Evening on Monday 3rd July 2017.

We are oversubscribed for this year and so we get to build strong relationships with everyone we are running Transition Week slightly differently.  All events have been split in two - with half the cohort attending at any one time.

Block Parents' Evening Transition Days
Tutor Groups
1 - 4
Monday 3rd July 2017
5.50pm - 6.50pm
Tuesday 4th July 2017 8.55am - 2.25pm
 (PE Kit required)

Wednesday 5th July 8.55am - 3.00pm
Block Two Parents' Evening Transition Days
Tutor Groups 5 - 8 Monday 3rd July 2017
6.30 – 7.30pm
Arrival from 6.15pm
Thursday 6th July 8.55am - 3.00pm
(PE Kit Required)

Friday 7th July
8.55am - 3.00pm

Students must wear their current school uniform and should either bring money to purchase food from our School Kitchen or a Packed Lunch.

Parents and Carers are invited to the Welcome Assembly (8.55am - 9.15am) and to stay for Coffee and Cake with the Leadership Team (9.15-10.15am).  

If you would like to do this please contact the college to let us know. Tuesday 4th July, 8.55am - 10.15am for Tutor Groups 1-4 Tuesday 5th July, 8.55am - 10.15am for Tutor Groups 5-8 If you have any questions please contact

Miss Bruce, Acting Assistant Headteacher,

End of Term arrangements for students.

As part of the PSCHE Programme we are taking Year 7 students to the Rising Sun County Park in Benton on Tuesday 27th June 2017. Students will walk to the Rising Sun from school under staff supervision and will return to school for a 3pm finish.  This is an exciting opportunity for students to experience new activities, learn about the environment, practice team work and use orienteering skills.

Students and teachers at Churchill are taking part in the British Nutrition Foundation’s (BNF) Healthy Eating Week from 12-16 June 2017.

BNF Healthy Eating Week has received over 9,200 registrations from nurseries and schools across the UK – meaning nearly 4 million young people will be participating in the Week which aims to promote healthy eating, cooking, being active and awareness of where food comes from, to pupils of all ages.   

Roy Ballam, Managing Director and Head of Education at the British Nutrition Foundation, said: “We’re delighted that Churchill Community College is joining in BNF Healthy Eating Week, providing its pupils with the opportunity to have fun and learn valuable lessons about food and nutrition throughout the week. Schools play a vital role in helping to shape pupil health and wellbeing – and being part of BNF Healthy Eating Week can contribute to this.”  

During BNF Healthy Eating Week, activities will focus on healthy eating, cooking, where food comes from and being active. At Churchill, activities will include students taking part in five challenges which are set by the British Nutrition Foundation. These are:
  • have breakfast;
  • have 5 A DAY;
  • drink plenty;
  • get active;
  • try something new
Students will track their progress with these challenges and be in with a chance of winning a healthy prize if they complete all challenges all week. They will be helped out by the canteen, along with activities in Food Technology lessons and fitness lessons in PE.

For further information contact Mrs Huggins.

It is important that we make you aware of an incident that took place on Monday 22nd May 2017 in which three secondary age pupils from local schools reported being approached by a man, near to Churchill Community College.   
The girls were making their way home towards Tyne Metropolitan College at the time of the incident. 

The girls came to no harm and the police are now making enquiries in the area. Officers will be on patrol in the area at the relevant times to try and identify the man described.

We would like to reassure all parents that the police are dealing with this matter, and to please remain vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour or activity in the area.

It is important that pupils understand that police officers may be visible as a precautionary measure, and if they do see anything out of the ordinary or suspicious they should let a staff member know immediately.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 860 of 22/05/17.

Further advice and reminders on keeping children safe from strangers is available from the NSPCC using this short link

Career Zone Event

On Tuesday 9th May all year 8 students from Churchill Community College and Norham High School visited The Parks, North Shields for an innovative 'Career Zone' event. Students attended a selection of 5 workshops, across 5 sectors to get hands on experience of work and to learn about the labour market.

The event was a huge success with students and employers enjoying and learning from the experience. The event was supported by the NTLT World Of Work Team and a huge range of local employers, including Northumbria Police, Accenture, Barclays, Kier, Capita and many more. 

View the pictures

Run Elisha Run


Sixth Form student, Elisha Tait, is celebrating achieving captaincy of the English Schools Girls' cross country team. The girls' team won the small county cross country competition last week at the national English schools meet.

Elisha said "I run for Gateshead. I came 2nd at the Northumberland championships at temple park and then 12th at the inter counties. I was selected to run for Northumberland at the English Schools finals and was made captain. This is where we won the trophy. This year I have also represented the North East at the UK inter counties (which I do have an action shot from) and have been selected to represent the North East at the London Mini Marathon at the end of April. I also ran at the northern road relays on the 25th of March where we won team gold and I came 7th individually." 

Years 9 & 10 visited Barcelona on a Modern Languages Trip. It was a fantastic experience for staff and students, and there were lots of happy memories to take away from the trip.

Barcelona 2017 - View/Download

New GCSE Grades 9-1

A reminder that GCSE grades are changing from this summer.  Year 11 students will receive results for their GCSE English, English Literature and Maths as Grade 9-1.  All other subjects will be A*-G.  Year 10 students will receive results that are Grades 9-1 in all subjects except: Business Studies, Health and Social Care and Design Technology.  The following link explains more about the changes

Parents/ carers,

Please note that if your child is given an S3 in class then you will receive a text to inform you of this. You may also be contacted directly by the member of staff concerned. An S3 means that the student has been removed from the classroom and has received a 15 minute detention because they are behaving in an inappropriate manner. S3's are generally given when a student has previously had a warning and a 10 minute detention yet the behaviour has not improved.

If you receive a text home we would appreciate it if you could discuss this with your child.

Our Local Hero

Churchill student Ross Fulthorpe returned a wallet he witnessed being dropped by Churchill Street resident Mr Selley.

Mr Selley had no idea he had dropped his wallet as he drove off in his car early one morning, but thankfully it had been spotted by Ross who was on his way to College with his friends

The wallet contained a significant amount of money, bank cards and a few personal items. Ross imediately picked the wallet up, identified the house Mr Selley lived in, and returned to a very grateful Mrs Selley.

Mrs Selley didn't get the heroes name at the time of the incident, so made it her mission to find out who the hero was, by sitting at her front window each morning trying to recognise which Churchill student it was.

Eventually after almost a week, and numerous phone calls to the College, the honest young man was finally identified. To recognise this amazing act of kindness and honesty, Ross, Mrs Fulthorpe, Mr & Mrs Selley were asked to join the Headteacher, Head of School, Chair of Governors, Joy McConnell and Marie Jobson from the Guidance Team, where Ross recieved the Headteachers badge for Honesty as well as a reward from Mr & Mrs Selley.

Headteacher - David Baldwin said "Ross is an amazing young man who we should all be proud of".