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The Next Step

Well done Beau - Leaver 2019

Face of Football - Konstandinos - Leaver 2018

Summer 2020 GCSE Headline Results 


From our 2015 leavers' cohort, 14 children continued their education at Monkwearmouth Academy.

Of this group, 85% at least 6 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above. with 7 children (50%) achieving at least 8 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above.

From our leavers, 79% achieved a Grade 5 or above in both English and Maths, against a National Average of 43.4%. 100% of this cohort secured at least both a standard pass in English and Maths.

Well done Markie, who achieved 9 high grades at GCSE, including 9 in biology and 8 in chemistry, physics, computer science and maths and Ellie, who recorded 9 high grades, including a 9 in history and 8 in combined science and English Lit and Lang.

Former Seaburn Dene Pupils start in Monkwearmouth Academy awards - September 2019


A huge well done to all our former pupils who picked up academic awards at the annual awards evening for Monkwearmouth Academy at the Stadium of Light last week.

It was wonderful to see how much these young people have blossomed, including Leo Maddison who starred in a performance of Les Miserables in front of the audience during the interval. Among those whose achievements were recognised included:


* Poppy Gray - who collected six awards for both academic achievement/effort in art and technology, computer science, English, geography, German and music.

* Sarah Crossley - who picked up four awards for academic achievement in art, history, PE and a young achievers award.

* Layla Amir - academic achievement in art and geography.

* Harry Marshall - academic achievement in art.

* Kyle Storey - academic effort in vocational business and young achievers award.

* Lily Booth - academic achievement in RE.

* Angel Crow - academic effort in RE.

* Amy Worthington - academic achievement in RE, academic effort in German.

* Hannah Dorgan - academic achievement in German.

* Bruce Hitchens - academic achievement in German.

* Madeleine Hutcheon - academic effort in music.

* Emily Sproat - academic effort in PE.


Full attendance awards: Ben Charlton, Hannah Dorgan, Adam Edwards, Thomas McKnight, Nicholas Metcalf.

Young achievers awards: Camron Sherriff and Lloyd Walker.


Well done - we are all very proud of you.


PIC: Angel in action for Houghton RFC


Adam Lowery on University Challenge

This page is all about our former pupils and what they have achieved since leaving Seaburn Dene Primary School. If you are a former pupil and would like to send your story, along with a photograph, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Beth Mitchell

Beth is now 19 years old. Even at primary school she adored dance and often gave exhibitions at school events. Now Beth has embarked on Professional Dance Training (Level 6 Diploma) at the Performers College in Essex. She was one of the performers at the opening ceremony in this year's FA Cup at Wembley. She still has another 2 years at college before becoming a professional dancer.

Beth in Action

Ben Mitchell

Ben always won sprint races in the school's annual Sports Day and now he trains for several hours a day to progress up the rankings in the Decathlon. He is currently 13th in the country for the Under 20 participants. Ben is currently studying for an Extended Diploma in Sports Science at Gateshead Academy before finding a university place to study Sports Therapy. And despite all that studying he will continue to power through as a decathlete. 

Ben in Action

Jesse Heskett


Outside of work I am a dedicated International Acrobatic Gymnast. In 2011 I became Senior European Champion, followed by Senior World Champion in 2012. In the summer of 2012, myself and my team mates, entered a Televised TV Show on ITV called ‘Lets Get Gold’, to which at our surprise we won. Since then,I have appeared shows such as Sky One’s ‘A League of Their Own’ and toured the UK with the dance group Diversity as part of their ‘Limitless The Reboot’ Tour.