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‘School of Rock’ 1st Round Auditions

This week saw students attend the first round of auditions for our 2018 whole school show ‘School of Rock’. Students acted out a selected scene from the script and engaged in a singing workshop. The second round of auditions will take place the first week of next half term. We are inviting back those students […]

Burnside Rocks@O2 Academy

On Tuesday night a group of Year 12 students performed to a cheering crowd at the O2 Academy Newcastle. There were several bands playing from schools from the local area and the evening was a roaring success. Our students did incredibly well and had a taste of what it would be like to be rock […]

Sage Academy Performance and Workshop

This week our Year 10 Performing Arts and Music students were treated to a Theatre in Education Performance presented by second year students from the Sage Performing Arts Academy. Students then took part in a workshop led by the Academy’s Principal, Lucy Sage.

Singing Workshop

Our Year 10 and 11 students participated in a singing workshop with several other schools, at St Mary’s Catholic School, Longbenton. They did Burnside proud singing ; “Melodies from Heaven , O Fortuna and Royal by Lorde” for the Year 7 students at St Mary’s. Thank you to the Music Hub for organising this and […]

North Tyneside School Games U13 Rowing and Handball

This week Year 8 Boys have participated in two Tyne and Wear School Games events. On Tuesday Nathan Gray, Nathan Emson, Michael Bradley and Alex Baxter took part in the North Tyneside Indoor Rowing Championship. All four students improved their personal bests and Nathan Gray was Burnside’s best performer placing 9th overall by rowing 697m […]

Year 8 Interform basketball

On Wednesday night over 40 Year 8 students participated in an inter form basketball competition. The standard of play was high and matches were played in good spirits. The final was played between 8I and 8E with Miss Hunter’s 8I team of Mason Skivington, Alex Baxter, Jack Woods, Mackenzie Walker and captain Matthew Robinson running […]

Burnside Students Compete @ Northumberland Cross Country Championships

After qualifying from the North Tyneside Championships in December, Millie Fenton (Y8) and Peter McGillan (Y7) competed in the Northumberland Cross Country Championships at Temple Park, South Shields last Tuesday The quality of the competition was high and unfortunately neither student was able to qualify for English Championships. |However both students were able to run […]


On Monday 22nd January Burnside hosted an U15 Netball friendly against Walker. Burnside started strongly and scored a number of unanswered goals in the first two quarters. With an improved defence after half time Walker closed the gap in the score. Both teams then put on excellent attacking and defensive displays with Burnside holding out […]

O2 Academy Performance

Our A level students will have the amazing opportunity to perform at the O2 Academy in Newcastle, February 6th, as part of the Rock School Festival. Burnside School will take to the stage at 7.40pm until 8pm. Doors open at 6.30pm each night and the gigs themselves will run from 7.00-10.00pm. Tickets are now available […]

Year 11 Guidance Interviews

The second round of guidance interviews for Year 11 begins today and will run for the next 2 weeks. All students are given appointment cards with their time to attend. Year 11 parents; you will receive an email shortly to confirm this time. They will discuss their current plans for next year and this gives […]

Apple Store Visit

Year 7,8 and 9 students visited the Apple Store last week to learn how to code using the latest Apple devices and software.

BurnsideTV Episode 2

The second episode of BurnsideTV is now live. The students have worked exceptionally hard on producing this terms Episode. This episode contains stories from… well you’ll just have to watch it and find out!

Senior Citizens Christmas Party

Yesterday our fantastic Sixth Form gave 145 local Senior Citizens a free Christmas Party here at Burnside. This year’s party was the 25th and so to celebrate we had more guests than ever, more hamper prizes than ever, and more Elves than ever! The whole school joined in by collecting food for the hamper prizes […]

Sixth Form Kielder Trip

Sixth Formers studying Health and Social Care and Travel and Tourism had a great few days away at Kielder last week. Health and Social care students helped to run Christmas crafts at the Kielder First School and visited the Calvert Trust with the Travel students. Calvert Trust is a holiday centre for people with disabilities. […]

Year 9 Engineering

3 of our year 9 students recently attended 6 engineering sessions (on Saturday mornings!) – great to see motivated pupils wanting to extend their learning beyond the classroom.  

Performing Arts Christmas Play

This week our Year 11 Performing Arts students took their Christmas Play out to two local primary schools; Richardson Dees and Wallsend St Peter’s. Their next performances will be as part of the Whole School Christmas Assemblies. Well done Year 11!

Beacon Hill Performance

This week our Year 13 Performing Arts students took their Christmas Play out to perform to students at Beacon Hill School. The play was produced by Year 13 especially for students at Beacon Hill who thoroughly enjoyed the performance!

Carol Singing

Today, our fantastic music students visited Hadrian’s House and St Peter’s Court carehomes to carol sing. Once again, they were a credit to the school and sang to a very receptive audience! Well done kids!

Mayors Christmas Dinner

Once again the music students have proved themselves to be amazing students! Getting a personal invite to perform today at the Mayors Christmas Dinner! Well done kids!

Y7 Christmas Market Visit

Y7 students enjoying the continental Christmas market in Newcastle, visiting Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Greece and Russia. Students had the opportunity to speak with the vendors and to sample some of their produce.

Christmas Goodies for sale for MacMillan

Our DofE unit have been hard at work all year growing fruit, vegetables and flowers. The fruit and vegetables we grew have now been turned into jams and preserves and these will be sold in the weeks leading up to Christmas in aid of MacMillan cancer care, a charity which was chosen by the students […]

Burnside Bulletin 3

We hope that you find the updates in our latest parent bulletin useful. Please remember to look out for the full digital newsletter that will be shared via email and social media by the end of the month. As always if you have any questions or concerns please get in touch. Daniel Jamieson Headteacher  

First Lego League Coding Challenge

A group of KS3 students have been participating in the First Lego League computer coding challenge. The First Lego League challenges students to think like scientists and engineers. During the challenge, the team will build, test, and program an autonomous robot using Lego Mindstorms technology to solve a set of missions. The students are approaching […]

Year 12 Careers

As part of their Careers Programme, year 12 students at Burnside took part in mock interviews with a range of businesses, including Accenture, EE and Arrow Sales. Students were able to build a range of transferable skills while gaining valuable interview experience. All the businesses involved were incredibly impressed with how confident, well prepared and […]

Sporting Events@Burnside

Year 7 Inter Form Football Tournament On Wednesday 15th November  over 60 students Year 7 students descended on the school astro turf to participate in a Year 7 Inter From Football Tournament. Some great sportsmanship was evident as was some free flowing football. 55 goals were scored across 14 matches and the good conduct of […]

Piers Torday Visit

Piers Torday spent the day at Burnside giving a presentation to all of Y7 students and working with our Creative Writing group as well as being interviewed by Burnside TV. A brilliant day all round!

Children In Need – Bake Sale

Yet again, Burnside comes up trumps – From the sale of cakes today we have raised a fantastic £251.00  – This will be paid into Barclays, who will match it – so our total will be £502.00  – WELL DONE EVERYONE.

Year 7 Boys Rugby Tournament @ Kingston Park

Burnside’s Year 7 boys participated in their first rugby tournament yesterday. In their first match they ran out winners against Bede Academy 5 tries to 1. Burnside played some excellent attacking rugby, offloading the ball out of contact and always looking for space with ball in hand. Joseph Lamb (2), Kyle Barcoe, Josh Patterson and […]

Bake Stall for all students

Cake donations gratefully received at Student Reception on Friday morning with prizes and certificates for the best bakes!  

Burnside TV

Following on from our success during the BBC School Report, Burnside students have pushed for a News programme to showcase some of the events that take place at burnside that you may not see., This episode contains stories from… well you’ll just have to watch it and find out!

U13 Boys North Tyneside Basketball Central Venue Leagues

On Thursday evening Burnside U13 basketball team competed in the second round of fixtures in the North Tyneside League. Nathan Gray, Connor Purcell, Nurein Kizito, Alex Baxter, Sonny Ho and Jack O’Shea travelled to Churchill having attended lunchtime practices over the past few weeks. Despite improved individual and team performances this unfortunately did not translate […]

Remembrance Day

The music students outdid themselves with the amazing music and drama performance they put on for members of the public, the governors, students and staff on Friday 10th November. They did themselves proud and showed just how much talent they have! Well done!

Burnside Y7 & 8 Cross Country Championship

Last night 37 students from Y7 and 8 took part in Burnside Inter Form Cross Country Championship. All student demonstrated a positive attitude throughout and there were some exceptional times and performances. This will hopefully be replicated at the up and coming North Tyneside Cross Country Championships. Peter McGillan and Andy Evans led the race […]

Y8 Form Class Football Tournament

Over 50 boys and girls from forms 8B, 8U, 8R, 8S, 8D, 8E & 8C came together last night to participate in the Year 8 football tournament. Group Stages Teams were split into two pools of 4 and 3, with the top two teams in each group progressing to the semi finals. There were some […]

U13 Boys Rugby versus St Marys Catholic School

Last night Burnside U13 boys played St Mary’s School at Wallsend RFC. Due to injuries, unavailability and other sporting commitments Year 8 was unable to field several of its more experienced players. However Captain Jay Jabari and fellow Wallsend RFC player Daniel Johnson were able to recruit several new players from Year 8 this week. […]

Burnside Girls Football

Burnside’s year 7 and 8 Girls football team had their first ever game against St Thomas More school on Wednesday night. The team lost 12-0, however, they showed a fantastic attitude throughout and kept trying until the final whistle. Man of the match Abby Fidler made some fantastic saves and kept the team positive right […]

Autumn 2017 Newsletter

Our Autumn digital newsletter is now available to read. The newsletter contains news and information from the beginning of this. Please follow the link below to read more:

Burnside Year 8 Boys Rugby go down fighting in a 40-30 Thriller at @ Kenton

On a wet Thursday evening Burnside’s U13 rugby squad travelled across the city to play Kenton School’s U13/14 rugby team. Despite not playing together since July, Burnside began the match with quiet confidence having had plenty of opportunity to refine their passing and contact skills in PE lessons over the previous 5 weeks. However a […]

Burnside Gardeners Prepare for Autumn

Gardeners at Burnside have spent this half term very busy in the school grounds. Some of our pumpkins have been harvested this week and we have already harvested apples, crab apples, rosehips and blackberries. We have planted hyacinths for Christmas, daffodils for Mothers’ Day and onions and garlic for next summer. After half term our […]

Burnside year 7 Football

Churchill 2-2 Burnside Burnside under 12s started their league season with a tough first game away to Churchill. Despite going behind twice, two goals from Josh Patterson helped to earn a well deserved point with both assists coming from man of the match Kieran Mennie. 3 outstanding saves from Adam Kain kept Burnside in the […]

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