A note from our Principal

Welcome to Duke’s Secondary School, a part of the NCEA Trust. We are an 11 to 19 academy based in Ashington and our pupils come to us from across Ashington, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea and Lynemouth.

Duke’s is an exciting place to learn and to develop, and we put a strong emphasis on being the best you can be here – this means working hard, developing great attitudes to learning, and experiencing as many different activities and opportunities as you can. We hope you enjoy looking around our website. If you need any further information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Mr R Atkinson


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Duke's Sixth Form gives students the space to be independent and creative. Check out our dedicated Art studio spaces next time you are passing- they're fantastic! ...

A great day despite the rain for our Year 12 students visiting ORE Catapult today in Blyth. The students visited as part of their Career Ready programme and learned about the importance of creating ‘Brand You’ when considering your future career options ...

World of Work Day 2022- last week we were visited by over 35 companies to give our students an insight into a wide range of careers. We had some great comments from employers about how engaged our students were. Well done everyone! ...

Our Year 12 students are beginning to think about their Post 18 routes today by taking part in the FutureMe Great Big HE Quiz ...

Our students leave sixth form with not only great qualifications but skills for life! ...

A fantastic effort by our staff and sixth form students in their charity football match last week. The staff only just won! Well done to Nathan (Y13) who organised it all and raised over £400 for the Toby Henderson Trust. Thank you to everyone who supported the event. ...

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