The Three Rivers Learning Trust has welcomed Stobhillgate First School into our family of schools. The conversion process met the deadline of 1 April 2020, despite the current situation which has seen schools closed and staff working mainly from home.

Stobhillgate Headteacher Glen Whitehead commented, “At Stobhillgate we are delighted to now be part of The Three Rivers Learning Trust. We have been warmly welcomed into the Trust, who have already provided significant support and guidance. We look forward to further developing collaboration across the trust in order to continually improve our offer for children, their families and for staff.”

Trust CEO, Simon Taylor added, “I would like to thank colleagues at the Trust, at Stobhillgate and at NCC, who have worked together effectively to support the conversion process. The Trust is very pleased with the addition of Stobhillgate, which enhances our ability to collaborate, share resources and deliver high quality education for the benefit of all our children and young people”.

Paul Carvin, Chair of the Board of Trustees, added: “we are really pleased that Stobhillgate have joined us. They share the same vision and values as the Trust and we know we can all work together for the benefit of public education in Morpeth.”

The addition of Stobhillgate increases the number of First Schools in the Trust to four, and the total number of schools to eight.

The Three Rivers Trust Schools are –

  • Abbeyfields First School
  • Harbottle Church of England First School
  • Thropton Village First School
  • Stobhillgate First School
  • Dr Thomlinson Church of England Middle School
  • Morpeth Chantry Middle School
  • Morpeth Newminster Middle School
  • The King Edward VI School