Links with the Grace Darling Campus

Grace Darling Campus in Newbiggin is part of the Northumberland Church of England Academy and as a Church of England school there is strong and positive connection with St Bartholomew's Church community.

Members of the clergy visit the school every week and there is a very positive working link with the school chaplain Sally Milner. 

We very much welcome the opportunities to work together throughout the year and to foster stronger links.

There are regular visits by staff and pupils from the school to St Bartholomew's Church to learn more about this special place and what it means to this community.


Church Mice

This is a group of parishioners who go into school to hear the children read at Grace Darling Campus and enjoy meeting and interacting with young people.

This activity provides great satisfaction from observing the children improving their literacy skills, and enjoying times to share ideas and experiences of life across different generations.    

Could you be a Church Mouse?
The ‘Church Mice’ are a group of people who visit the local Grace Darling campus once a week during term time to help the teaching staff by spending time listening to children reading and encouraging them.  It’s a great opportunity to get to know the children and feel part of the school life. If you would be interested in becoming a ‘Church Mouse’ then please speak to the Vicar.  Appropriate safeguarding checks are made by the school.