Welcome to Preston Primary School, Eaglescliffe.

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Our Mission Statement

We welcome all children and celebrate our diversity. We aim to provide the best possible support to enable every child within the school to reach their potential, whatever their ability.

We are an ‘open school’, where you as parents are encouraged to support us as professionals in what we do and consequently make the school a happy and successful place for your child to flourish. As teachers we fundamentally believe that a supportive partnership between home and school will ensure the best rewards for your child’s future, both academically and socially, in an atmosphere of shared responsibility. We look forward to your child joining our school in the knowledge that they will be cared for and offered opportunities to develop their skills in a friendly, happy and educationally challenging atmosphere. Each school is different and unique in its own special way. At Preston Primary we have five golden threads that run through all we do as a school. These five elements are explained below, however if you would like to come and see what this looks like embedded within our school, please do make an appointment to come and look around. We look forward to welcoming you to a school that doesn’t just educate, it cares.


You will find a welcoming, caring and supportive environment where everyone is valued and appreciated.

Child Centred

We strongly believe in the development of the whole child. We encourage the children to discover their possibilities and fulfill their potential both academically and through the discovery and nurturing of their talents.


We teach the children through our Rights Respecting Ethos and Golden Rules about the responsibilities they have for themselves, each other and people in the wider world. These responsibilities are built on the firm foundations of mutual respect, the rule of law, democracy and individual liberty.  These are modelled by all staff at Preston in all we do.


Partnership working, founded on a mutual respect permeates through everything we achieve as a school. We develop home school partnerships and community partnerships that ensure our children understand their place in the community and the wider world.

Life Long Learners

We encourage curiosity and develop the skills to become learners for life. We are developing 4 key characteristics in our Preston Curriculum that we feel are essential to be a lifelong learner

  • Creative thinking
  • Critical thinking
  • Independence
  • Resilience



If there is anything you are unsure about then please don’t hesitate to ask either the head teacher or one of the teaching staff and we will do our best to help you. If you require further information, please contact us.

Ofsted Inspection

In June 2017 the school had an Ofsted inspection, Please read our latest Ofsted report.


Following on from our open evening, here is the Maths presentation for download.

If you would like to request paper copies of anything on the website please email enquiries@prestonprimary.co.uk.

Your kind words

Your teaching staff work so well together, they are an absolute credit to you and your school (as are the children).
I have to say the children, and staff, are an absolute credit to the school and I wanted to let you know as they were fantastic.
They were all very well behaved and very sensible. Well done on having such a lovely school.
“A lovely school with a good atmosphere for learning and having fun”
We are so proud of the progress our son has made in Year 1.
I would like to say a big thank you to all the staff who have helped my daughter this year.
Our son has thoroughly enjoyed his time as a Year 4 student.
It’s nice to have an informative school report that concentrates on the positives of my child’s learning.
Keep up the good work, without confidence it’s hard for a child to grow.
You were both very understanding and I really do appreciate this. Thank you so much.
You all do fantastic jobs and I appreciate this.
Not only has he progressed academically, he has also gained more confidence and I would like to thank Mr Clift for playing an instrumental part in this.
Many thanks to all the staff at Preston, it is you who make us parents feel our children are happy and safe.
She has really enjoyed Year 3. We are really pleased with the progress she has made in many subjects – especially in maths.
I just wanted to say “well done” for this year’s year 6 sats results! They were amazing and I know that it would have taken sheer hard work from the children and teachers to enable your pupils to achieve with the unrealistic expectations set the Gove & Morgan camp.
Thank you for the report it was a pleasure to read and we greatly appreciate all that you done for her this year.
“Communication from the Early Years team is great”
“I would like to express my gratitude for your support regarding last week’s royal visit. Your children behaved impeccably” – Stockton Learning Officer
“My child enjoys school and is excited to tell us about her day. A huge thank you to all of the staff for their hard work”
“Many thanks for the schools hard work, it is very much appreciated”
“Your school has a lovely atmosphere and a real ‘family’ feel”
“Thank you for your continued help and support”
“Keep up the hard work”
“I hope the ‘Be the best week’ goes well, you have a lovely school” – Chris Cook – Olympic Swimmer
“The arrival of a new head teacher has been managed brilliantly”
“I would also like to say a HUGE thank you to you and everyone at Preston Primary personally. It was an absolute pleasure to visit to your school”
“Really happy with Preston Primary, have recommended many friends as it is a warm, family friendly school”
“My child enjoys school and makes good progress”
“You are a very welcoming and accommodating school and there were lots of comments and praise about your fantastic environment” – EY LA consultant
“We love this school, my boys are very happy here and all of the staff work hard and really care for the children”
“I have visited four times in total and every time I have been made very welcome by all the staff and pupils”
“Thank you for all of the hard work”
“The children were all very attentive, enthusiastic and polite. I enjoy my job and visiting schools like yours makes it even better”

School Calendar


If you would like paper copies of anything on this site, please contact the school.