The thoughts and prayers of the Northumberland Church of England Academy Trust Community are with the people of Ukraine.

This follows President Putin’s unprovoked invasion, which has led to a war that neither the Ukrainian nor ordinary Russian people wanted.

The war has created a terrible humanitarian crisis and we have been looking at ways in which the Trust and our schools can support the victims. 

Starting from Monday 7th March, we will have established collection points at some of our Trust schools including Grace Darling C of E Primary School in Newbiggin, NCEA Warkworth Primary in Warkworth and Bishop’s Primary School in Ashington for people to make donations should you wish to support the efforts of charities including the British Red Cross. Items in particularly high demand include:

  • Camping mats
  • Sleeping bags
  • Protein bars/energy bars (no animal products)
  • Painkillers eg Ibuprofen, Paracetamol)
  • Wound dressing materials
  • First aid kits
  • Warm blankets
  • Thermals inc. base layers, hats and gloves
  • Hot water bottles
  • Insulated flasks
  • Baby food/milk (no animal products)
  • Nappies
  • Feminine sanitary products
  • Power banks (for charging mobile phones)
  • Large and medium sized backpacks
  • Male socks
  • Dried foods such as pasta/noodles etc

At present, we will not be collecting clothing other than what is listed as there is sufficient supply.

Donations can be made to the allocated school collection points between school hours of 8.45am – 3.00pm.

Collection Point Addresses


NCEA Grace Darling Primary School
Central Parkway
NE64 6RT


NCEA Warkworth C of E Primary School
2 Guilden Road
NE65 0TJ


Bishop’s Primary School
Josephine Butler Campus
Academy Road
NE63 9FZ