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Safeguarding Update from Northumberland County Council

Police are investigating a report of a malicious communication made relating to pupil safety at Stobhill Gate First School in Morpeth on Friday, March 24, at 6.49pm.  There is not believed to be any credible threat made to pupils and officers are treating this a malicious act.

Investigation is ongoing and Police officers are continuing to liaise with the school.


Neighbourhood Inspector Mick Aspey said: "We want to reassure parents that there is no safety issue at the school and they should continue to bring their children to school as usual."


There is not believed to be any other school mentioned in the incident.


Any parents who have any concerns are asked to contact police on 101.



Update on Power Supply Issues

During today we have experienced issues with our power supply, heating and electricity. This has resulted in several classrooms and our school kitchen being affected. Fortunately we were able to provide a hot school meal to all of the children that ordered one today and also had power restored in time for this afternoon.


At 2.25pm we experienced another power outage which is yet to be restored by Northern Power Grid. Given the unpredictability of the situation we would like to forewarn you that similar situations may occur next week. With this in mind we would like to ask that your child comes to school in warm clothing, possibly some additional layers. We will also endeavour to provide a school meal to the pupils.


This situation is on-going and will be closely monitored. It is our intention to remain open if at all possible. However, if the circumstances become such that heating, lighting, meal provision and the health and safety of our pupils becomes untenable, we will have no other choice than to close the school. We would like to urge you to ensure that we have all your current contact details as we will be using our texting service to inform you of any school closures.

NUFC Family Football Course

Don't forget that the family football course, ran by NUFC, will commence on Thursday 5 January at 3.15pm.  It will run until 4.45pm for six weeks.

There are still spaces available if you are interested.  Please contact the school office for more information.

We look forward to seeing you!

End of Term Arrangments, Friday 16th December

We will be hosting a small coffee morning before heading off to St. Aidan's Church for our end of term merit assembly.  Parents are welcome to stay for a cuppa and mince pie or biscuit after drop off.  The service commences at 10.00am.


School will finish at 1.30pm on Friday for the Christmas holidays.  Can you please make sure that you have arrangements in place for your child(ren) to be collected as our after school club will not be operating.


We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you in the New Year! smiley

Christmas Performance Thursday Evening, 8 December 2016

Arrangements for Drop Off & Collection

We would be grateful if children could be dropped off at 5.30pm (no earlier) at the entrance next to the Childrens’ Centre (formerly used for before and after school club).  A member of staff will be there to take your child and escort them to their class.


The arrangements for after the performance are as follows:

  • Those parents attending the show, we ask to please wait in the school hall until all children have left to return to their class. Please allow 5 minutes before leaving the school hall to collect your child from their classroom.

  • If you are not attending the performance, please come to school for approximately 7.20pm. Please come via the main school office and make your way to your child’s classroom.


Please exit school via the main entrance.


Mrs Ewart will be manning the school office for the duration of the evening performance should you need to contact school in an emergency situation.