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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A great day at the UCAS Higher Education Exhibition yesterday. Our Year 12 students spoke to a wide range of universities and employers offering degree level apprenticeships ...

Our Year 12 students have some important decisions to make about their futures soon. To support them we have Bloom in school, delivering workshops on making decisions and the importance of curiosity ...

We've had a lovely afternoon celebrating our Year 13 Class of 2022. We are so proud of you all! Check out our award winners and our leaver's poem at https://buff.ly/3z6niwx ...

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! ...

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