Collingwood School & Media Arts College
Collingwood School and Media Arts College occupies a large site on the outskirts of Morpeth, the County Town of Northumberland. The school and college are set within attractive grounds with views and we share the site with Stobhillgate First School and the MS Research and Relief Fund. We have good relationships with all partners on site.
We currently employ 16 full time and 3 part time teachers including the Headteacher, a School Business Leader, a Parent/Student Support Officer, 23 full time and 3 part time permanent learning support staff at different grades, a Media Support & Development Lead, an IT support technician, an apprentice content producer, a Media Technician 4 learning support apprentices, 4 administrative staff, 5 caretaking and cleaning staff and 6 lunchtime supervisory staff. The School is based in premises which have been substantially refurbished, through several building projects, over many years, to enable us to offer specialist, high quality facilities. All classroom based staff have relevant teaching qualifications or other appropriate qualifications in education and childcare. A wide range of multi-professionals support the children’s/young people’s education and well-being at School.
The school offers a specialised learning environment with a range of extension rooms and areas to further support the SEND requirements of our young people. The school has a swimming pool, sensory room, life skills room (kitchen), outside learning area and sensory garden, as well as adapted play equipment and a range of outside learning spaces to enrich our curriculum offer. The school also has 4 minibuses to support our learning curriculum as we regularly go on visits out into the community
Collingwood is popular with parents and there is a constant demand for places for pupils from outside of our defined catchment area. Pupils travel from all over Northumberland to attend, the majority travelling by mini bus or taxi with only a few travelling independently.
We are committed to continuing to improve the work we do and welcome the support provided by parents, staff, governors and partners across the community and a range of services. We are proud of our achievements at Collingwood and the reputation we have gained for excellence in education.
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