Are you among scores of former South Shields Community School pupils in our photo gallery tribute?

South Shields Community School is sadly expected to shut its doors in the summer of 2020 after a lengthy battle to save it from closure.

Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 4:45 pm
Updated Friday, 14th February 2020, 10:34 am
South Shields Community School pupils celebrate their Friends Against Bullying award in 2014.

South Shields Community School is sadly expected to shut its doors in the summer of 2020 after a lengthy battle to save it from closure. Formed by the merger of Brinkburn and King George schools in 2007, here we look back at just some of the many happier moments in the school’s brief history.

Film producer David Puttnam, centre, visits the school in 2012 and meets pupils Rachel Hancock, Britney Borritts and Emily Coates along with headteacher John Frain.
The school's 2014 prom at Lumley Castle, Chester-le-Street.

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Teacher Graham Trick and pupils celebrate an award in 2010.
Students and staff at South Shields Community school hold their own mock poll as the nation prepares for the 2010 General Election. Pupil Peaches Graham and teacher Karl Jessen are pictured in the foreground.
South Shields Community School pupils with their Friends Against Bullying award in 2014.
South Shields Community School pupils, left to right; Cassidy Moyse, Abbie Bonar, Danielle Hall, Laura Gallagher and Heather Dickson with a 2014 donation to Book Aid to Africa.
The school's 2011 prom at the town's Littlehaven Hotel.
South Shields Community School take part in the Community Mock Trial Competition held at Sunderland Magistrates' Court.
Students celebrate their GCSE results in 2013.
Students at their 2013 prom.
Pupils taking part in a maths and music project in 2017.
Headteacher John Frain celebrates with pupils in 2010 after their a "good" inspection from education watchdogs.
Pupils learn about the credit crunch in 2009.
Dapper pupils at The Hilton, in Gateshead, for their 2009 prom.
South Shields Community School pupils, from left, Konna Peterson, Lily Moore and Jack Stansfield celebrate their GCSE results in 2012.
Jack Stobbart, front, with fellow pupils in the grounds of the under-construction new school buildings in 2010.
Headteacher John Frain with pupils after the school was graded "good" by education inspectors in 2010.