SCHOOL: Hebburn New Town Primary School: Now 'Fountain Park'.
Opened as a Board School 3 May 1875, mixed school with infants’ departments.
In April 1964, the Boys and Girls Schools merged to form Hebburn New Town County Junior Mixed School. In 1984 the Junior Mixed School amalgamated with Quay County Junior School to form Bedewell County Junior School. New Town Infants School was replaced by Bedewell County Infants School.
A Cookery Centre (later known as the Domestic Subjects Centre) was based at Hebburn New Town School.
The Centre was used by the local Wesleyan Day School and local Roman Catholic School as well as Hebburn New Town Council School. Closed 20 July 1984.
In 1850, the Newtown school was grassland, known as ‘Squires Field’, occupied by Ann Glover,
and leased from landowner Cuthbert Ellison.
AIR RAIDS: TUESDAY, 21ST WEDNESDAY & 22ND OCTOBER 1941: Two Hess:
A Rescue and Demolition squad were buried in their Glen Street Council Yard Depot (gate entered via Charles Street), killing 12 of the squad - collateral damage was caused to properties in Glen Street. Three people died in nearby Charles Street, and a First Aid Post at Newtown School was damaged. Twenty houses were demolished and forty damaged. Twelve were seriously injured and 24 slightly injured. In Hebburn, due to WWII German bombings, a total of 26 people were killed, 12 injured and detained in hospital and 72 slightly injured.