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Durham St Margaret`s C E Primary School
Crossgate Path, DH1 4QB, UK Durham
Tel. 0191 384 7331

Welcome to St. Margaret's Church Of England Primary School

St. Margaret’s Primary School is a Church of England Controlled School, situated in a very pleasant environment on the western edge of Durham City. Children are happy to come to school and are well cared for in safe and secure surroundings. The school has a long history dating back to 1861.  The current buildings were opened in the mid 1970s.

We have high expectations in both academic work and behaviour and every child is valued and encouraged to reach their full potential.  In addition to the National Curriculum we provide many other Extra Curriculum experiences and opportunities for the children in order to ensure that they receive a broad and balanced education.

What Makes Us Special

  • Strong Christian Ethos

  • Broad and Varied Curriculum

  • High Academic Standards

  • Caring, Approachable Staff

  • Flourishing Drama and Art

  • Beautiful, Safe and Protective Environment

  • Sports Teams and Extra Curricular Activities

  • Strong Musical Tradition

  • Many International Pupils
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St Margaret's Primary School Mission Statement

St Margaret’s Church of England Primary School strives to provide the best education for each individual child, within a stimulating, happy and caring environment.

At St. Margaret’s Church of England Primary School we aim to:

1.      …..create and maintain a secure, caring, supportive and stimulating environment, which is non discriminatory and where each child is valued and encouraged to reach their full potential.

2.      …..encourage pupils to develop an awareness of moral values and an empathetic and positive attitude towards all members of the school and wider Community.

    3.      …..provide a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum which ensures continuity and progression and takes account of individual needs in accordance with the demands of National Curriculum, with emphasis on the importance of numeracy and literacy.

    4.      … aware of the range of abilities and experiences of pupils and to ensure that each child is set demanding but achievable objectives.

    5.      …..identify those children with Special Needs and act on these findings in line with the S.E.N. Code of Practice and the school’s policy.

    6.      …..assess and record the progress of all children and ensure that pupils, teachers and parents are involved in their further development.

    7.      …..provide opportunities for children to develop their communication, social and problem solving skills, in order to develop independence and self esteem and to encourage them to take responsibility for their own learning and behaviour and be aware of the effect it has on other people.

    8.      …..provide opportunities for children to develop their personal talents and interests within the wider school curriculum.

    9.      …..provide for children’s religious and spiritual development, including appropriate time and opportunity for high quality Collective Worship and Religious Education.

    10.      …..ensure that all staff receive the support and training necessary to attain their full potential and to meet the development needs of the school.

    11.      …..develop and maintain professional links with partnership schools and nurseries.

    12.      …..encourage the development of a partnership between school, parents, governors, the church and wider community.

    Extra Curricular Activities

    A wide range of extra curricular activities is offered to pupils at various times of the year.  A list of current clubs available is sent home in September and is updated on our website.  Details are also available from the school office.

    Some activities are offered free of charge by the school and some incur a small charge to cover the cost of outside tutors and coaches.

    Recent activities have included: athletics, choir, cross country, cricket, cycling proficiency, drama, fencing, foreign languages (French and Spanish), football, gardening, guitar, keyboard, Kindermusik, netball, orchestra, recorders.

    In recent years Y6 children have visited Earl’s Orchard in Richmond for a residential visit.

    School Clubs

    Please note that children are allowewd to join after school clubs on the condition that they follow the school and club rules, particularly regarding good behaviour and a sensible attitude. Anyone who causes concerns about the safety or enjoyment of other children in the club will not be allowed to be a member.

    Day & Time Arranged by Age  Club
    Monday 12 noon - 12:30 pm Simply Sport Y1 / 2 Multi Skills
    Monday 3:40 pm - 4:45 pm Simply Sport Y3 / 4 Football
    Monday Lunchtimes Durham Guitar Services Y3 - Y6 Guitars
    Monday Lunchtimes Musicworks Y3 - Y6 Keyboard
    Tuesday 12:30 pm Mr Coatham Y5 / Y6 Football Team
    Wednesday 12 noon - 12:55 pm New College Y1 Infant French
    Wednesday 12:20 pm - 1:00 pm New College Y3 - Y6 German
    Wednesday Lunchtimes Durham Guitar Services Y3 - Y6 Guitars
    Wednesday Lunchtimes Musicworks Y3 - Y6 Keyboard
    Wednesday 12:30 pm Mrs Frew / Miss Pearson Y3 - Y6 Recorders (beginners)
    Wednesday 12:30 pm Mrs Bell Y3 -Y6 Recorders
    Wednesday 3:40 pm - 4:45 pm Simply Sport Y5 / 6 Football
    Wednesday 3:30 pm -4:15 pm Miss Barthel Y4 - Y6 Choir
    Thursday 12 noon - 12:25 pm New College Y2 Infant French      
    Thursday 12:20 pm - 1 pm  New College Y3 - Y6 Spanish
    Thursday 3:15 pm Mr Coatham Y5 / 6 Football Team
    Thursday 3:40 pm - 4:40pm Durham Archery & Lawn Tennis Y3 Tennis Club
    Friday Lunchtimes Mrs Bell Musical Ability Orchestra

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