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


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.


Open Hands Toddler Group

January 27, 2014 in Community, Front Page News, Head Teacher's Blog by H Stokoe

This afternoon the Hall is full of the patter of tiny feet as the Toddler group is meeting!  It is lovely to see so many babies and children in the Hall, with their mummies and carers.  The group meets once a month on the last Monday at 1.30 p.m.  If you would like any details, please call into the School Office and Angela will be happy to give you some more details


Writers of the week

January 23, 2014 in Big Writer of the week, Front Page News by S Tunesi

Well done to Victoria and Tom for producing some fantastic written work!

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Parents evening appointments – 28 & 29 January 2014 – Swifts & Owls

January 23, 2014 in Front Page News, Parents, Students by A Harker

LETTER Parents evening Jan 2014


Happy New Year!

January 7, 2014 in Front Page News, Head Teacher's Blog by H Stokoe

Happy New Year to all our website readers!  As I am walking around the school today, there is a buzz throughout the school of children eager and ready to learn.  I think everyone has come back to school refreshed after the Christmas holiday and ready to get back to work.  There are going to be lots of exciting things happening in school this half term, Hedgehogs and Badgers are learning about Fairy Tales, Swifts are learning about Knights and Castles (they are currently designing their own coat of arms) and Owls are learning about the Romans.  The Early Years were busy this morning tranforming their role play area into a gingerbread house and there looked to be some delicious gingerbread houses being made too.  Owls are drawing Roman busts of themselves and then finding out their Roman name…. What a busy school!  I look forward to seeing lots of more interesting work over the coming weeks.  I am certain that the staff will be putting lots of photos and pieces of work on the website for you to have a look at, we hope you enjoy looking at them.



Christmas Cards

December 17, 2013 in Front Page News, ICT, Year 1 & 2 Blog by S Tunesi

The Owls and the Swifts have been using the Ipads to design and create their own QR Christmas cards. You can scan the images to reveal a Christmas message! The Year 1 and 2 children had the chance to show the Owls how to use the app on the Ipad.


Auction of Pledges

October 21, 2013 in Front Page News, Head Teacher's Blog by H Stokoe

Once again our P.T.A organised a super event which was enjoyed by all who attended!  Our Auctioneer, Mick Dungait, was brilliant and managed to sell all the lots for very good prices.  The total raised has yet to be announced, but it will be around £2,000 – a fantastic sum.  Thanks to all who organised, attended, put in sealed bids, or put up an item for us to sell. We look forward to finding out what the next event will be.