David Temple, musical director of the Hertfordshire Chorus, at the memorial to the victims of the Hartley pit disaster

Classical work inspired by the story of the Chilean miners comes to Sage Gateshead

Rob Barnes took in James McCarthy's beautiful work, which featured choral contributions from four North East schools

Bede Academy's VEX Robot team (back row, L-R) Jordan Holmes, Thomas Henderson, Cosmo O'reilly, Ryan Robertson, Rhys Gales, (front row L-R) Andrew Chapman, Alexander Forsythe and Cameron Brolly

Young Northumberland engineers go for glory at robot building competition

Young robot engineers from Northumberland are going for glory at a national competition today being held in Birmingham

Imogen Forsythe as Carlotta Giudicelli in Bede Academy's production of Phantom of the Opera

Blyth pupils wow 1,000-strong audience with Phantom of the Opera show

Students from Blyth's Bede Academy entertained an audience of more than 1,000 with their Christmas production of musical Phantom of the Opera

Floral tributes and messages for Matthew Hayes who was killed on Ryhope Road South in Sunderland

Staff and pupils in shock after the sudden death of schoolboy Matthew Hayes

Matthew Hayes died on his way home from the Venerable Bede Academy.

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Northumberland school ratings: Bede Academy

How Bede Academy ranks and what parents say about Bede Academy in Blyth, Northumberland

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