Schools Prayer Project A Great Success

Four Church of England Secondary Schools in the Diocese of Durham have celebrated the culmination of six months of prayerful activity in each of the schools at a meeting in Durham. Teams from each of the schools came together at Cuthbert House in Stonebridge Durham in July to share their...

Bishop Opens New Building For Outstanding School

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham formally opened Wynyard Church of England Academy’s new building on Monday 20th May 2019. Since it was opened in 2015 with just 16 Children, the school has gone from nothing to being rated as outstanding in its first Ofsted inspection in 2018. The...

Two Diocesan Schools are Proof of Excellence in Collaboration

Two schools which are part of the Church of England Diocese of Durham’s family of secondary schools are using their special blend of distinctiveness and collaboration to move their respective schools forward. The Venerable Bede Church of England Academy in Ryhope Sunderland and its sister academy The Ian Ramsey Church...

Final Brick Laid On New School

The final brick has been laid in the building of Wynyard Church of England Primary School by the Revd Claire Gibbs ahead of its scheduled opening in January 2019. The school, which formally opened in 2015, and currently operates from a series of temporary classrooms will move into its new...

Ian Ramsey CE Academy Opens School Early

More than 160 Yr 6 Pupils who are transitioning to their new school in September have been treated to a week of activities to familiarise them with their new surroundings. Ian Ramsey Church Of England Academy in Stockton have opened their doors to pupils that will be joining them this...

Maths Rock Stars Proof Of Outstanding Status

Rewards for endeavour and performance in a school-wide Maths challenge is proof that Wynyard Church of England Primary School is worthy of its Ofsted outstanding status. Fourteen pupils from the school were given a special Rockstar day out at the end of term in recognition of their hard work and...

Ian Ramsey CE Academy Pupils get a taste of life at Cambridge University

Thirty Year 10 Pupils from Ian Ramsey CE Academy were given a taster of life at one of the world's premier universities this week. Students from Cambridge University visited the academy in Stockton to talk to potential high achieving young people about life at university, setting their expectations high and...

Bishop To Break Ground On New School Building

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham will conduct the cutting of the sod ceremony at Wynyard Church of England Primary School on Wednesday 21st Feb 2018. The Bishop will be accompanied by 6 children from the school’s council and will conduct a short ceremony to mark the...

Sunderland School Hosts Community Christmas Party

The Venerable Bede Church of England Academy in Tunstall Bank, Ryhope, Sunderland opened its doors to members of its community on Monday 18th December through an invitation to their Community Christmas Party. The Community Christmas Party now in its 15th  year is a way of saying thank you to everyone...

Stockton School Community Choir Brings Christmas Cheer To Dementia Patients

A choir from Ian Ramsey Church of England Academy in Stockton have been doing the rounds in the community this Christmas spreading Christmas cheer. One of their visits was to the Dementia Hub in Thornaby that caters to people living with Dementia and their carers. The Ian Ramsey Community...