World Book Day

As part of the world book day celebration 2017 we set ourselves the challenge of outdoor learning. Each story was carefully selected to have an outdoor theme and we were out as much as possible.

We all got stuck in the mud.

We had scary tales of the Gruffalo

We had laughs with a windy dog…phew!

There was fun on a Bear Hunt.

Surprises in store for the Owl Babies.

Fun galore with Peace at Last.

Party time with Barry the fish with Fingers.

Lots of dress up fun with our favourite characters.

IMG_3185 IMG_3165 IMG_3148 072 061 022 026 036 044 047 011 008
School council beat the blues…
The School Council talked about how people SCfeel miserable and ‘blue’ after Christmas especially when it is cold and grey.
They decided to plan an event to cheer up everyone at school.
 They had lots of meetings to plan this event and 2 council members went to Morrison’s to buy the products they would need.
 On Thursday 2nd of February they spent the
whole morning preparing milkshakes, hot chocolates, pancakes, crumpets and croissants which they served to the whole school
over 200 students and staff.
The event took place in the central dining area where all the classes sat together and
enjoyed the snacks, drinks, music and happy, smiling faces.
The feedback was really positive everyone enjoyed the food and drinks and definitely
felt happier. We are running some exciting free courses  for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities, who are 19 years old and over, at our new building ‘The Hide @ Keelman’s’.
 Short courses for Adults
 The 3 courses are:
 Using your phone for friendship and independence
  • Looking after your health and well being
  • Social interaction and building meaningful relationships
These courses will be on a Wednesday afternoon 1.00 – 4.00pm (approximate times) at the Hide @ Keelman’s which is a brand new accessible building with modern facilities and a safe, warm environment.  The courses will run for 6 weeks and the first course to run will be ‘Using your phone for friendship and independence’ which will start on Wednesday the 11th of January 2017.
Below are some posters for these courses which you can download.

Download (PDF, 621KB)

Download (PDF, 508KB)

Download (PDF, 356KB)

From everyone at Keelman’s Way we would like to wish you all a…        56585-Merry-Christmas-And-Happy-New-Year



Lot’s of smiles for the camera today when Santa came to visit Keelman’s Way…

 IMG_3701 IMG_3700IMG_3712      IMG_3710  IMG_3707IMG_3712 IMG_3718 IMG_3698 IMG_3710 IMG_3714 IMG_3733 IMG_3731 IMG_3727 IMG_3721 IMG_3719

IMG_3756 IMG_3753 IMG_3750 IMG_3747 IMG_3742 IMG_3740 IMG_3736 IMG_3734

IMG_3948  IMG_3951 IMG_3947 IMG_3937 IMG_3940 IMG_3942 IMG_3945 IMG_3934 IMG_3928 IMG_3924 IMG_3922 IMG_3919 IMG_3917 IMG_3915 IMG_3913 IMG_3911 IMG_3906 IMG_3893 IMG_3896 IMG_3899 IMG_3901 IMG_3905 IMG_3890 IMG_3888 IMG_3885 IMG_3880 IMG_3877 IMG_3876 IMG_3866 IMG_3861 IMG_3860 IMG_3855 IMG_3842 IMG_3847 IMG_3848 IMG_3852 IMG_3854 IMG_3841 IMG_3836 IMG_3835 IMG_3830 IMG_3828 IMG_3825 IMG_3819


Kian is definitely in the Christmas spirit…


Keelman’s Way Enterprise Group

The Keelman’s Way Enterprise Team had a fabulous time at the south Tyneside Schools’ Trade Fair on December 8th despite the bad weather.


P1050271 P1050272

We were all snug and dry under the giant canopy in South Shields Market place and we managed to make £230 on the day. 24 other schools joined us and made their own gifts to sell. Hopefully this will become an annual event!

P1050278 P1050268


Huge thanks to everyone who turned up and hopefully we’ll see you all next December!


A Special Delivery….

As part of the work we do in school about helping and caring for others, we decided to think about ways to support others at this special time of year.

We therefore asked for donations to make a toy/play hamper for the children at The Great North Children’s hospital at the RVI, Newcastle.

Donations came flooding in and we hand delivered two hampers to Tracy one of the play specialist on the children’s ward.

The children’s ward at the RVI is somewhere that a lot of our families at Keelman’s Way School have indeed relied on in the past and as one of our pupils is currently there it was an obvious choice for us to support at Christmas time.




Thank you to everyone who came to our Christmas Fair, it was a great turn out.

So far we have raised a grand total of £1417.56

Our pupils have worked extremely hard over the last few weeks to make some fantastic gifts…


IMG_0474          IMG_0471

IMG_0473 IMG_0469

Our café had a selection of tasty homemade cakes for sale


The wheel of fortune was very popular, giving you the chance to win some great prizes!!



We raised an amazing £200.56 for Children in Need, and all the children had a fabulous day with fun activities.

IMG_6048 IMG_6044


Enterprise Group

Hello All,

We are making Christmas Plates in enterpise which can be made personalised.

santa plate

Cost will be £6.00

Please note your plate may differ slightly with same design on each plate.


Personalised Christmas baubles £1.00

If you would like a personlised plate or bauble please e-mail our school office




Another great turn out for our Macmillan coffee morning. Lots of delicious homemade cakes were on sale made by some of our talented staff!

We raised almost £200!!!!

Thank you for your support

IMG_0464 IMG_0468 IMG_0470 IMG_0467 IMG_0466

School Council


The School Council has 6 new members this year and they have been hard at work already. They had a meeting to organise the healthy tuck shop trolley which will run Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays with everything costing 50 pence.  They have visited Jarrow Town Hall and met with the Mayor and now plans are underway to arrange a Halloween event. It is going to be another action packed year for the Council and the school.



We have had a busy first few weeks back in school

Everyone has taken part in lots of exciting activities all about space….

IMG_8958 IMG_8959

Balloon Aliens

IMG_8943 IMG_8946

Rockets made from fruit

IMG_8922 IMG_8938 IMG_8940

Experiencing what it would be like to eat like an astronaut!!

IMG_6963 IMG_6964 IMG_6965

Post 16 created some fantastic space drawings

IMG_0140 IMG_0139

On Friday we could come to school in space themed fancy dress!!

IMG_4511 IMG_4607 IMG_4608 IMG_4472 IMG_4468 IMG_4460 IMG_0541 IMG_0526 IMG_0515 IMG_0104 IMG_0073 IMG_0036

Lots of fantastic art activities and science experiements

IMG_3715 IMG_3695 IMG_3687



Nissan Monozukuri Caravan

Key stage 4 and Post 16 pupils had an exciting opportunity to experience the world of manufacturing through an interactive workshop, based at the Nissan Sunderland plant. The session has been developed by Nissan to allow young people to see, hear and touch in a safe learning environment. The children experience the equipment and methods used in Europe’s biggest and most efficient car plant.

  • Two elements to the event

1) Hands on Lego production line

  • Teams compete to build a model car as quickly as possible
  • Working in teams, removing waste, making improvements and building a quality product
IMG_4619 IMG_4629 IMG_4642


















2) Hands on manufacturing equipment

  • Looks at how we make things safely and the equipment we use to protect staff
  • Learn how we turn sheets of steel into a finished car
  • Opportunity to safely use actual production tools, manual dexterity exercises and parts selection
IMG_4682 IMG_4683                                 IMG_4689


Today we say our final goodbyes to our leavers. From everyone at Keelman’s Way school we wish you every success for the future.

IMG_0391 IMG_0424 IMG_0393 IMG_0390 IMG_0367 IMG_0343IMG_0365 

IMG_0172    IMG_0171 IMG_0164

School celebrates the opening of new facilities

SC_keelmans 013

Keelman’s Way School celebrated the official opening of its new facilities alongside pupils, families and friends at its Summer Fayre.

The new addition, known as ‘The Hide’, is an exciting project delivered by timber construction specialists The Stable Company. The fully accessible building features two changing rooms with disabled bathrooms, a kitchen area, an open plan classroom, café seating area and outdoor decking. The Hide will be used for a range of activities benefitting both school children and the local community. It will be as an outdoor learning space that will help Keelman’s Way pupils access the pond area of the school. Local community groups will have the opportunity to use the facility for a range of organised activities.


1hide (3)

The summer fayre was in full swing too. We had fairground rides, ice-cream van and lots of traditional summer activities in the playground. The children we particularly impressed with the chance to have ice-cream ‘with everything on’. Thanks to our school cook everyone had their own picnic box and we were able to have lunch outside in the summer sunshine. Thanks to the many parents and visitors we have raised some much needed money for our school fund and had a great time. We are hoping to use the money raise to make our grounds a more interesting and exciting place for the pupils to learn even more about the outdoors and how to enjoy it.


SC_keelmans 010

Paula Selby, Headteacher at Keelman’s Way School said: “The Hide is a valuable and exciting new asset for our pupils and soon, the wider community. From October 2016 we hope to offer three relevant and inspiring courses for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities around the use of mobile phones, building relationships and being healthy. The aim of these courses is to support our young people to become successful adults who feel valued and part of their own community. The school has a very strong association with the South Tyneside Ability Football group that use our site each Wednesday evening and Sunday Morning.” If you are interested in any of these activities please contact the school 01914897480.

Gareth Barber, MD of The Stable Company added: “It has been a pleasure to bring to life the vision for this build at Keelman’s Way. The school is an exemplar when it comes to meeting and exceeding the needs of its pupils and its commitment to providing these facilities is testament to that. We are confident this building will endure for many years to come and continue to support the great work being done here.”



Our Post 16 pupils were definitely given the red carpet treatment when they celebrated their prom yesterday.

The Little Haven Hotel pulled out all the stops to give our students an afternoon to remember!

The girls were  certainly pampered..  

IMG_0140 IMG_0144 IMG_0135

Arriving on the red carpet…

IMG_0210 IMG_0186 IMG_0184 IMG_0217 IMG_0180 IMG_0212 IMG_0179 IMG_0174 IMG_0172 IMG_0171 IMG_0170 IMG_0168 IMG_0166 IMG_0157 IMG_0155  IMG_0164 IMG_0208 IMG_0203 IMG_0201 IMG_0199 IMG_0196 IMG_0192

Everyone had their tissues ready for the speeches…

IMG_0239                                       IMG_0275 IMG_0266

Pupils received a certificate and a trophy to celebrate their achievements…

                                       IMG_0263  IMG_0296                                      IMG_0280

Then it was time to party!!

IMG_0301 IMG_0311                       IMG_0291



Thank you to everyone who came along to our Summer Fair yesterday.


The theme was 1950’s and pupils and staff dressed up to celebrate!!

Picture2 IMG_0372 IMG_0371

We had traditional games such as pot luck, the wheel of fortune, we even had a coconut shy and candy floss stall. We had a visit from Minchella’s ice cream van which went down a treat!! The tea cups were also a huge hit.

IMG_0380 IMG_0379

Pupils made gifts to sell as well as our usual tombola and raffles. 



All pupils then enjoyed a picnic lunch…


Nissan Primary Engineer Event

Some of our pupils took part in an engineering event at Nissan.

 The children had to create a team name and a logo and then use a shoe box to create a moving vehicle.  They were involved with designing the vehicles and then working through the process of measuring the holes for the axel and then making the holes.  They also measured the dowling rods and then cut them and then sanded them down.  They then covered their shoe box to represent their design.

  IMG_9491 - Copy IMG_9532 IMG_9504 - CopyIMG_9533 IMG_9534

  The children then went to Harton Comp on Wednesday 6th July to take part in a celebration event.  The children explained their design process to the judges and then raced them down a ramp.  At the end of the event, the judges award all children with a certificate and our very own ‘mini mechanics’ won the award of best themed design and received medals.


Green Class 1 have been learning about droughts across the world and thought of how to raise money for Water aid. The pupils thought of having a backwards race across the yard.

   w                            t


All the pupil got sponsors from home and we raised £66.00. we had great fun and everyone got involved.

Well Done Green Class 1!!!



Food Bank Donations

3 pupils from post 16 have been part of the Borough wide Youth Parliament for the last 2 years. This year they have been discussing poverty and ways to help those in need.

These pupils along with the school council have listened to speakers from the Key Project in South Shields which helps young people in need. In response they have organised a food bank collection week in order to help people who do not have enough money to buy food, drink and toiletries.

Pupils are asking everyone to bring in donations of long life food, drinks and toiletries this week (13th – 20th June) which they will take to the Key Project’s Food bank.

If you want to find out more about the Key project visit


Rebecca Ramsden

The Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award

The Duke of Edinburgh Gold students have just returned from a magnificent trip to France, which included climbing in Fontainebleau, a day’s navigation around Paris and camping every evening at La Musardiere in Milly La Foret.


IMG_3830  IMG_3400 IMG_4025IMG_8426


The Gold Award is the highest and the most difficult level to attain.

Therefore the Keelman’s crew had to use all the skills and knowledge they had learnt from previous Bronze and Silver awards to complete the non-stop 9 day expedition.

This happy band of explorers left the UK on Saturday the 4th of June and returned to South Tyneside at 12.30 a.m. on Friday the 10th of June.

An exhilarating experience for all involved and a first ‘Gold’ for Keelmans Way School.

Au Revoir France next stop Buckingham palace to receive Gold awards from hopefully, the Duke of Edingburgh himself.

Take a look at our galleries for more pictures of our expedition to France.



News Update



In School we have been celebrating the Queen turning 90.

Rainbow Class

Rainbow class had their own Royal picnic in the classroom to celebrate the Queen’s birthday. Pupils used switch activated equipment in the kitchen to help them to prepare lots of lovely treats such as scones with fresh cream and strawberries!

DSC07171                                  DSC07155 DSC07072 DSC07201

Blue Class 1 & 2

Blue classes joined together to have their own tea party. The classroom was decorated in red, white and blue and pupils tasted some delicious food such as Victoria sponge cake, cherry bakewell tart and cucumber sandwiches.

IMG_7799         IMG_7870 IMG_7894 IMG_7896IMG_7900

Indigo Class

Indigo class made afternoon tea this week as part of their cookery lesson. Pupils helped to set the table with cups, saucers, plates and cutlery. They made traditional cucumber sandwiches and prepared scones with jam and cream.

Everyone wore masks to dress up as members of the Royal family.

ww tea party tp                         jp                        tpk

In class they spent time researching the Royal family and found out some interesting facts about the queen, such as her favourite hobbies, the names of her different homes and the important jobs she does.

                IMG_3070 IMG_3080             IMG_3072 IMG_3069

Green Class 2

Green class 2 created this piece of art work of the Queen…



A template of the Queen’s head was cut out and placed on top of a larger sheet of black paper. Pupils used their finger prints to decorate around the template in the colours of the Union Jack. The template was removed to reveal a silhouette. Detail was then added to decorate her crown and white finger prints to create a necklace and earrings.






In Spring 2016 Blue 2 focused on their local area of Tyneside. They visited museums and learnt about famous people such as St Bede, Ant & Dec and George Stephenson as well as making locally known food such as Ham and Peas Pudding sandwiches. The group worked together to make this beautiful class display that was a map of the River Tyne as well as several locations and landmarks.

blue 2

Lots of pupils across school  have been busy preparing for Mothers Day….

v s b a


Yellow Class made baskets of paper flowers and painted a vase of Spring daffodils picked from the school garden. They matched colours, used different size paint brushes, cut paper, scrumpled different types of paper and used glue to join things together.

Picture1            Picture3                  Picture2



Multi Culture Kids Playing hands in hands. isolated on white

We had some very special visitors in school yesterday for our Easter Fair

Animals About Town brought in a variety of farm animals including, sheep, goats, ducks, geese, hens, guinea pigs and rabbits.

Our students (and staff!!) had a lovely day handling the different animals. It’s not every day you get to take a goat or a sheep for a walk!!!

IMG_2871 IMG_2860 IMG_2857 IMG_2874

farm IMG_4037 IMG_4045


Les Staves            

‘Very Special Maths’

Keelman’s Way School are very pleased to announce that Les Staves will be delivering his exciting ‘Very Special Maths’ course on Monday 6th June 2016.  This course is designed for teachers and anyone who is interested in booking a space can do so for the price of £100 per delegate including lunch.  The course will begin at 9am finishing at 3pm. To book a place please contact Vikki Scott on 0191 4897480 or email


Morning session:

Rhythm of Life—1hr 30 mins

Covers what ‘Mathematics’ is, for children who may be working towards level one for many years, exploring how it enables them to observe and share information about their surroundings and occurrences in their lives. The session is about how all     children learn but it will make special reference to the learning of pupils who work at the most fundamental levels.


Count me in—1hr 30mins

Looks at how children develop early concepts and skills that lead to understanding and communicating about quantities, learning about counting and carrying out early processes. The session will include practical examples and refer to resources that will help teachers with children of all ages who are working their way through P Levels towards the early levels of the National Curriculum.


Afternoon session:

‘Special Delivery’ – 1hr to 1hr 30mins

Interpreting the revised numeracy framework for pupils with very special needs.

This is a workshop session in two parts:

* It begins by outlining how the strands of Mathematics can be interpreted to provide appropriate learning for pupils who are working across the range of P scales.

* It continues with a practical session giving groups opportunities to get hands on resources and discuss ideas about how to use them with their pupils.


What’s in the ‘Mathemagical’ Boxes?

Les has very large boxes full of things and ideas – looking at these colourful resources should be incorporated into any training day it always inspires laughter and shopping trips –            and ultimately learning.




IMG_5948 IMG_5942 IMG_5912 IMG_5921 IMG_5927 IMG_5897

IMG_2521 IMG_2518 IMG_2517 IMG_2515 IMG_2532 IMG_2536 IMG_2514 IMG_2512 IMG_2513 IMG_2511 IMG_2507 IMG_2506 IMG_2538 IMG_2537


Lisa and Lorraine from the Gross Lab visited us in school as part of British Science week.

We were shown lots of yucky experiments to help us to understand how our body works. We looked at burps, vomit, scabs and poo!!

IMG_2044 IMG_2037 IMG_0999 IMG_1019 IMG_1012


Here are some of the other activities our pupils took part in during Science Week…

Stevie Stethoscope Shae Crazy custard

 Ena making a fruit kebab

Blue Class 2 are learning about keeping healthy. They made fruit kebabs, explored different foods hidden in custard and learnt about the different equipment you may see when visiting the doctor.

IMG_8480 IMG_8456 IMG_8476 IMG_3900

Orange class 2 have been getting very messy exploring different materials and learning about floating and sinking.


Indigo class made their own very realistic scabs using food colouring, tissue, Vaseline and cocoa powder. We learnt how important scabs are and why we should not pick them!!

IMG_2154 IMG_2055

We have also been exploring our senses, using touch to guess what was hidden in the different rubber gloves, taking part in a sound quiz and the fruit pastille taste test!


The world of work is being opened up to teenagers as part of a specialist school’s drive to improve life skills for its pupils.

Read more:



Blue Monday Event 2016

Our school council discussed how to cheer people up on Blue Monday.

They came up with lots of good ideas…





They invited Mrs Selby into the meeting to discuss their ideas.

Plan agreed – milkshakes for all pupils and breakfast snack (crumpets, pancakes, croissants)

blue thurs

Anthony bought the shopping in Morrison’s on Monday

Thursday morning the school council met and shared out the different roles:

-Make milkshake and put into cups

-Pancakes toasted and buttered

-Crumpets toasted and buttered

-Croissants in the oven

-Drinks onto a trolley

-Food onto plates on table for pupils to choose

Everything was ready for first group down at 10am

Happy songs were played in central area


Everyone enjoyed their morning snack. We would like to say a HUGE thank you to our school council for organising this event. Everyone worked together as a team.

You certainly cheered us all up!!



All of the staff and pupils at Keelmans Way would like to wish you a happy new year.



 Christmas at Keelman’s Way School 2015


IMG_5412 IMG_5409 IMG_5399 IMG_5387 IMG_5344 IMG_5317 IMG_5291 IMG_5268 IMG_5236 IMG_5203 IMG_5146 IMG_5154 IMG_5171 IMG_5190 IMG_5193


          20151217_132813 20151217_132736

Vikki and Amanda from the school office have been replaced by our new secretaries Cassie and Isabel looking super smart in their party outfits!!


Senior Christmas Show 2015

This year our senior show was based around the musicals. Pupils performed popular songs from famous West End shows such as The Lion King, Dirty Dancing and Thriller. Pupils and staff worked so hard  learning dance routines and using Makaton to sign some songs.

The audience were very impressed!!



Picture5  mjthriller1   Picture3



Primary Christmas Show 2015

Our primary pupils performed the Sleepy Shepherd. This retold the story of the traditional Nativity. All pupils looked fantastic in their costumes and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the show.

Picture13  Picture10  Picture9     Picture8  Picture12  Picture11



IMG_7266    y          x

Yet again our Christmas fair was a huge success. Staff and pupils worked extremely hard to make some wonderful gifts to sell. It was lovely to see so many friends and family in school. We raised a magnificent total of…

ctree_e0                                                £1765.35                                             dancingsanta_e0

Well done everyone!!


  What a ‘FAB’ week we have had in school!!

We have been busy thinking about how we can promote positive behaviour and friendships in school. During our FAB week we celebrated all of the wonderful things already do in school.   Classes all made a paper chain link to show how we call work together to achieve something good. Post-16 have been busy making and sharing E-books with the whole school.   Classes have been looking at online resources about how to keep our pupils safe when online. We have also had  opportunities to discuss and issues centred around friendship that may affect the wellbeing of the pupils at our school.

Some of our Post 16 pupils along with other school in South Tyneside attended the FAB awards to be rewarded for their attempts to stamp out bullying.

Click on the link below to read more about the event.



fab 2 fab 3 fab4                          fab5 fab6 fab7 fab 1




Week beginning 16th November 2015

The behaviour of our pupils in school is good. Next week children will be learning about how they can all get along even better with friends and how they can keep themselves safe. We have lots of activities planned with friends in their own classes and in other groups in school. They will be sharing stories and activities to help them learn, keep themselves safe and to be confident enough to ask for help if they need it.

We have a week filled with activities for all ages to enjoy. Be sure to look out for all of our fun activities on the school website. We will be entering the FAB awards. This is a local authority event where children of all ages and abilities meet together to tell each other about how they stay safe and avoid bullying.


 Keelmans Way School Logo

Join us for our


Tuesday 1st December


Merry Christmas animated with many colors

Café     Raffle     Tombola     Handmade gifts  


         Apumpkin         g7     Apumpkin


            IMG_3336     IMG_3335

            IMG_7767     IMG_7757

            IMG_7774 IMG_7783                    IMG_7800

                   Stevie PumpkinIMG_7749




MacMillan Coffee Morning 2015

Our MacMillan coffee morning was a huge success. It was so nice to see so many visitors in school on Friday to raise money for such a worthwhile charity.

Many thanks to all staff and pupils for either creating mouth watering cakes and savouries for our coffee morning-or for consuming them! You all raised a fantastic £117.25 which will be making its way to MacMillan Cancer very soon!





Post 16 Leavers Prom 

Our Post 16 pupils were given the red carpet treatment at their prom which was held at the Little Haven Hotel.

Picture3                Picture2                           Picture1

Our leavers arrived in style by limo and enjoyed an afternoon of celebrations which included a hot buffet, chocolate fountain and a disco.

Pupils were presented with a ‘Cheeky Monkey’ trophy and certificate to celebrate their achievements.

           DSC_0677                                           DSC_0671


     A huge thank you to the Little Haven Hotel for a fantastic afternoon.                                   They also presented school with a cheque for £500. This will go towards school funds.

A great time was had by all…

 DSC_0593       DSC_0561DSC_0668   DSC_0659 DSC_0664         DSC_0686

DSC_0545     DSC_0501 DSC_0480     DSC_0468 DSC_0463       DSC_0460   DSC_0449       DSC_0437  DSC_0419        DSC_0413

Work Experience Celebrations

work experience

We have been celebrating our Post 16 pupils hard work during their work experience placements.

We held a special assembly in school to reward our pupils achievements and invited employers who supported our work experience programme, along with our local mayor and mayoress.

Here is the link to the full article in the Shields Gazette.


We now have a new slogan to describe our wonderful school…

‘An inclusive, happy and successful school’

Members of our school council thought of many statements and presented these to our Governors. They voted for this slogan as it best represents how we feel about Keelman’s Way School.


graphics-fruit-835594                   graphics-fruit-109473

Healthy Food Event

The healthy food event was run across two days and included all pupils from Early Years up to Post 16.

Our pupils were able to access a range of healthy food related activities: vegetable art, sensory exploration, finding out where your food comes from and tasting different fruits from around the world.

The pupils also got to try a wide range of fruit and vegetables in many different forms e.g. smoothies, kebabs, juices, sorbet, sticks and dips.

All pupils had a brilliant time, with the help of our fantastic staff!!

IMG_4968 IMG_1717 IMG_1673 IMG_1666



Our Easter Fair was well supported as always. Many thanks to those who attended.

We raised an amazing total of £1077.89 towards school funds. We will donate £100 to Eddie Brady who is taking part in the Coast to Coast challenge for Multiple Sclerosis.




Since its launch in 1988, Red Nose Day has become something of a British institution. It’s the day, every two years, when people across the land can get together and do something funny for money at home, school and work.

Comic Relief spends the money raised by Red Nose Day to help people living tough lives across the UK and Africa.

At Keelman’s Way we came into school dressed in red clothing or in our pjamas. There was a photobooth set up where we could dress up using silly props and have a photograph taken.

We raised a grand total of £431.31

Here are a few pictures to show how much fun we had!!

IMG_4806                                                               003




This year’s World book day was celebrated by various story events in school.  We all enjoyed some wonderful stories by some very talented people. Everyone got involved in singing and dancing- it was great fun.

Each class was asked to make a story using  PowerPoint. Stories included ‘Farmer Dan’, ‘The Lambton Worm’ and ‘A book of magic potions’. Some of our Post 16 students created their own presentations using moving clip art and video clips. Prizes were awarded during assembly for the best effort.

IMG_1975 IMG_1973 IMG_1969

Classes were busy making funky bookmarks and we held a book sale to raise money for newbooks. The end to the week was marked with a marvellous fancy dress day where we saw lots of characters from our favourite storybooks, such as Peter Pan, Harry Potter and lots of Disney princesses to name a few.










We had a very special guest to open our marvellous new library. The legendry Ray Spencer did us the wonderful honour of unveiling our new learning space. After a re-vamp with new shelving and more desirable design it now offers an exciting and welcoming environment, new seating and furnishings add to the comfort and atmosphere.


After plenty of cake, coffee and balloons we all enjoyed a truly wonderful end to a great week.