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Jubilee Garden

After the building of the new Early Years facility, the old Children’s Centre building was demolished and the site left as an unusable patch of land in a school already short of space for children to play, especially in wet weather.

Cross Country

Last year, saw pupils in the school cross-country team represent the school in both district and county finals. The Year 3 girls team won their team race when competing in our ‘Egglescliffe Families’ event, whilst individual success saw Katy Greer, Mark Walsh, Emily Eaglesham, Joe Oliver and Ryan Anscomb compete against other schools in the district race at Preston Park. Harriet Thompson’s resilience in the district event resulted in her…

Our School Football Team

Mr Yates runs football club for children in Year 2-Year 6 on a Monday after-school. The club is open to pupils of all abilities and will run throughout the year. The Year 3/4 children also have the opportunity to compete against other schools at Egglescliffe Comprehensive School each month. Our emphasis on ‘sportsmanship’ and ‘teamwork’ was rewarded last year when our team won the ‘Fair Play’ award out of six…

Celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

We embraced the celebratory spirit of the Nation and joined in with celebrations of our own for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. On the day, we made replica crowns, bounced on a castle and enjoyed some traditional British cakes. It was certainly a day which was enjoyed by all and one we won’t forget in a hurry!

Rocket Launching

In March, Year 4 and 5 pupils took part in a project to make and launch minature rockets. And to finish off, we strapped a camera to one of the rockets….

Visit from the Police

Foundation Stage children have been learning about ‘people who help us’.  The children were very lucky to have a visit from the police.  They had lots of fun trying on a policeman’s uniform and going inside a police car.

World Book Day

We had successful world book day and the children loved dressing up as their favourite book characters. Children had the opportunity to share their favourite stories with each other.  

Year 1&2 – Trip to the Blue Reef Aquarium

Year 1& 2 visited Tynemouth Blue Reef Aquarium.  The children had the opportunity to  explore sea creatures and extend their knowledge. Both classes throughly enjoyed the visit and were able to make an information booklet about sea creatures.


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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”

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