Welcome to our website

November 22, 2011 in Front Page News by H Stokoe

HelenMrs Stokoe picWe are all very proud of Stannington and hope that our website will provide you with the information you need about the school, a small insight into its life and the enriched curriculum we deliver to the children.
Education is a vitally important process and it is right that you should try to find out more about the opportunities and resources that are available for your children.
As you browse through this web site I hope that you will learn about the philosophy of our school. You will see that our concern for children means providing them with a stable, secure and disciplined environment, where academic, personal and social potential may be achieved in preparation for the journey into the adult world.
We have an excellent team of staff who work incredibly hard to ensure that the children receive a first class education. We treat every child as an individual and strive to help them to reach their personal potential in terms of social, physical, emotional, academic, spiritual, moral and cultural development.
We provide the children with a broad range of opportunities and experiences within a safe, stimulating and friendly learning environment. We believe that each child should receive a wide range of experiences so that they leave us as self-motivated and self-disciplined lifelong learners who are tolerant, balanced and caring individuals with a love for learning.
The success of all our children depends to a large extent on the partnership between home and school.  Every child needs our joint support in order to achieve his or her best.  We hope that the years spent with us will be happy ones for your child.
We are always content to let the school speak for itself when parents and prospective pupils visit us.

Mrs Helen Stokoe – Headteacher


Harvest Festival – Thursday 23rd October 2014

October 16, 2014 in Front Page News, Parents by A Harker

We will be collecting donations from Monday 20th October 2014 and they will be donated to the People’s Kitchen in Newcastle and the Morpeth Food Bank. The organisations are very grateful for everything they receive but find the following items particularly useful: tinned fruit, soup (tinned & packet), biscuits, breakfast cereal, tinned rice pudding, hot chocolate, tinned vegetables, long life milk, dried milk, tinned milk, tinned and instant custard, dried herbs and spices, sugar, tinned meat, sauces, gravy granules, tea, coffee, self-raising flour, cornflour, baking powder, sweets, chocolate, blue J cloths, washing up sponges, black bin bags, orange and blackcurrant juice.

Our Harvest Festival Service will be held in Church on Thursday 23rd October at 1.30pm.


A very busy week

September 26, 2014 in Front Page News, Year 1 & 2 Blog by S Tunesi

We have been working really hard in KS1! In Forest School we have been making number sentences, helping light the fire and learning all about how to keep safe outdoors. In class we have been making number bonds to 10 and been learning tricky words by using the truck to move the word stones. Reception also had the opportunity to come into KS1 and use some of our computers! Look out for their work, it should be on the website very soon!



Make, Bake, Grow and Show

September 25, 2014 in Community, Front Page News, Head Teacher's Blog by H Stokoe

The children at school are all busy making things to show at the village show – the Stannington Make, Bake, Grow and Show Show.  This is a wonderful event bringing all the local community together to showcase the talents that are in the locality.  This year we are entering our pumpkin, marrows,painting, writing, Lego models and miniature gardens.  Our children are so keen to participate that they are outside in the rain at the moment creating their miniature gardens – such dedication to the cause!

I hope to see as many children and parents as possible supporting the event, it is an event not to be missed!  The proceeds of the day and the auction of produce are split between the church, the village hall and the school, so all our children benefit from the day.  I look forward to seeing you there.


New building arrives

September 12, 2014 in Front Page News by S Tunesi

The new building has arrived! It’s not finished yet but it looks fantastic. Parents and members of the community are more than welcome to come into school and view our new building. If you wish to do so, please ask Mrs Harker at Reception for an appropriate time to view.  We would also like to thank the many groups, companies and individuals who have made this possible! Thank you.




New Building

September 7, 2014 in Front Page News by S Tunesi

Our new building is nearly finished and we are very excited to see it arrive! Fingers crossed, it should arrive this Wednesday!


Welcome back to school!

September 2, 2014 in Front Page News, Head Teacher's Blog by H Stokoe

It is lovely to see so many children happy to be back at school!  There were lots of smiling faces at the gate this morning, keen to see their friends and to continue their learning.  There were a few faces that weren’t so happy – first day nerves for the children new to the school, but these all had turned into smiles by the end of the morning.  We are welcoming three new members of staff this term – Miss Enzor (the new teacher in Owls), Ms Strachan (the new Teaching Assistant in Owls) and Mrs Gresham will be working in the Office to support Mrs Harker initially on Monday and Friday mornings, we are very pleased to have all three of them join our staff and we hope that they will be very happy at Stannington. 

We will be sending out the Data Collection sheets this week, please remember to let us know any medical condition and / or medication that your child has.  We also need to know at least 3 Emergency Contacts for your children. 

Please don’t send in any money on Wednesdays as that is now Mrs Harker’s day off.

All the staff are looking forward to working with the children and their families this coming year, I hope that it is a very happy, busy year for all the children.

Please remember, if there is anything, however small, that you would like to have clarified, please just ask any member of staff who will be more than happy to answer your questions.



Welcome meetings for Early Year and KS1 children

June 18, 2014 in Front Page News, Parents by A Harker

Wednesday 2nd July 2014

The Early Years staff will be holding a welcome meeting for parents of children currently in or moving into nursery and reception on Wednesday 2nd July at 5.30pm. We would like to invite you to attend, if possible without children. The session will last approximately 45 minutes.

Following the EYFS presentation, Mr Tunesi will be holding a welcome meeting at 6.30pm for parents of children moving into Year 1 in September.


Fun at Stannington!

March 28, 2014 in Front Page News, Swifts, Topics by S Tunesi

This week has been the best! We have been doing all sorts of fun things.

Firstly, on Monday, we painted pictures of our mums. Zumba was great and fun!

On Tuesday a special visitor came to our school…It was a baby lamb. The lamb didn’t have a name.

Wednesday was our favourite day because it was gymnastics. We got to do flips on the pole bar and it was fun! Bobby was really scared but he still had a go!

This Thursday we played tennis with Sam. We had lots of mini games. My team lost but we still enjoyed the games. We also created Mother’s Day acrostic poems to read out in church on Friday.

By James and Bobby!

Year 2


Green Team Branching Out!

March 25, 2014 in Front Page News, Green Team by S Tunesi

Bladgon millionth tree planting pic

one millionth tree planting post-event release


All Change!

January 30, 2014 in Front Page News, Head Teacher's Blog by H Stokoe

This afternoon the children have all changed classes to learn about Sikhism.  It was lovely to see Mrs Bolam’s class in Mr Donnelly’s classroom, Mr T’s class in Mrs Bolam’s room and Mr Donnelly’s class in Mr T’s room.  The change will be happening on Thursday afternoons up until Half Term – the children were all very excited about the changes and their learning.