National Boxing Champions

Congratulations to Alex Brown, Y9, and Courtney Scott, Y10, who were crowned English Schools’ Boxing champions for the second successive year. A fantastic achievement!

Secondary Sports Day 2017

Our talented young sportsmen and women (and staff) went head to head at our annual Secondary Sports Day.

Held at Gateshead International Stadium, it was a brilliant celebration of the dedication and hard work that our students have shown over the last year as they pursue their chosen sports.

There was a bonus for staff at the end of the day, when athletics legend, Steve Cram, stopped by to help with the clean-up.

Congratulations to all who took part.

Check out a few highlights from the day:

Double County Sprint Win for Ellie

Well done to all our athletes who competed for East Northumberland in the Northumberland County Championships.

Special mention to ‘ double’ Northumberland Champion, Ellie Longstaff, Y7, who won the 100m and 200m!

Silver Medal for Y5 Boys Footballers


Congratulations to our Y5 Boys’ Football team who competed in the School Games Finals. and finished second overall –  claiming a Silver Medal.  A huge achievement!
Congratulations also to our Y5/6 Girls Football team, Y4 Boys Football team and our Y5/6 Quadkids Athletics Team who also qualified for the Finals.

Six Athletes to Represent East Northumberland

Well done and congratulations to the Y7/8 students who have qualified to represent East Northumberland district at the Northumberland Minor Championships on Saturday 24th June at Gateshead Stadium.
Ellie Longstaff: 100m and 200m
Lewis O’Connor: 800m
Joseph Johnson: Javelin
Casey Orrick: Discus
Holly Ladigus: Javelin
Ben Curry: Javelin

Medal Haul for NCEA Athletes

Congratulations to our athletes who competed for East Northumberland in the Northumberland County Championships at Gateshead Stadium on Saturday.

We returned with a 6 medal haul:
  • Kayla Devon: Winner Long Jump and Triple Jump
  • Andrew Knight: Winner Shot Putt  – breaking a 30-year championship record!
  • Sol Page: 2nd High Jump
  • Luke Southern: 3rd High Jump
  • Bailey Robison: 3rd Triple Jump
Well done to Mia Key, Kyle Hargreaves, Aaron Dodds and Bethany Redden who also competed well on the day.

Team GB Stars Present NCEASport Awards 2017

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pele

Inspiring tales of chasing dreams, hard work and resilience were on the agenda at the annual NCEASport Awards.

Olympic gymnast, Craig Heap, and British triathlete, Calum Johnson, handed out awards to NCEA’s own sporting champions.

NCEASport Awards


Now in its second year, the awards ceremony is a fantastic way to celebrate the many talents of our students in primary, secondary and The Centre across a wide range of disciplines.

A retired Commonwealth Games Gold medal winning gymnast, Craig has represented his country over 100 times in various international gymnastic competitions, including at the 2000 Summer Olympics.

He also appeared as a judge on the BBC celebrity gymnastics show, Tumble.

Newcastle-born athlete, Calum Johnson, 22, is a member of the GB Triathlon team and trains alongside the record-breaking Brownlee Brothers.

One of the nation’s most promising young sportsmen, Calum gained his first GB vest in 2012 and overcame a cycling accident in 2015 to be awarded his first senior vest at the start of 2016.

NCEASport director, Mr Blight, said: “Thank you to everyone who came along to join us in recognising our sportsmen and women and to Craig and Calum for their inspiring words. It was fabulous to see so many in attendance.

“I would also like to extend my thanks to the staff team for their efforts throughout the year.

“Calum and Craig mentioned several key points in their speech which we should all embrace. Calum referred to hard work and resilience and overcoming setbacks, whilst Craig mentioned raising the bar and chasing your dreams.I hope you were all inspired and wish to strive to keep improving!”

Craig added: “It was great to be part of and celebrating the sporting success of all the NCEA students. Sport is more than being fit it’s about gaining skills for life.”

Follow the link below to see more pictures and a full list of NCEASport Awards Winners 2017: NCEASport Awards 2017





NCEA Teams Join Children’s Cancer Run

Josephine Butler Primary Children's Cancer Run

Well done to the teams from the Josephine Butler Primary Campus and NCEASport, who took part in the 35th Children’s Cancer Run at Newcastle Racecourse.

The event, hosted by the North of England Children’s Cancer Research Fund (NECCR), raises around £200,000 each year to support the fight to beat childhood cancer.

Read more coverage of the run in The Chronicle