Welcome to our website

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

Crime scene!

Last week we had a mysterious visitor in our classroom. They came in during the night and ate some porridge and broke some chairs! Can you guess who it was?

We looked at the clues they left behind and jotted down lots of questions into our ‘police’ notebooks.

Christmas Celebrations

During the last weeks of the Autumn term we were very busy preparing for our Christmas play, Christmas Fate and creating festive decorations. Some children had the opportunity to sing Christmas Carols in front of Lord Ridley during the turning on of the Christmas tree lights. The children prepared items for their classes stalls and some children manned the stalls! We also had many visitors in school. The Char Masum, The Ridley Arms and St Mary’s inn cook our school Meals and thank them for doing so. They were really tasty!  Our Year 3 and 4 children took on the roles of waiters/waitresses to serve the staff and local community their Christmas dinner. The children loved making festive crafts, carrying out surveys, writing letters to Santa and many more activities in the run up to Christmas!


Year 4 SAGE Performance

Last week the Year 4 children sang alongside other local schools from within the Morpeth Partnership to a packed crowd at the Sage in Gateshead. Although it was a long day, Miss Enzor and Mrs Stokoe were very proud of the children’s performance and fun was had by all.

Green Team News – Autumn 2014

Autumn term

The Green team have had a busy start to the school year. We have been continuing to encourage our friends to put paper and card into the green recycle bins, turning off lights and computers when we are not using them and always turning off taps after washing hands!   We have also been picking up rubbish from the nature trail and yard but also encouraging our friends to put their rubbish in the bins.

Christmas Cards

To help the environment, this Christmas the Green team have a special request.  Instead of spending lots of money on Christmas cards and sending individual cards to all of your friends in school, could you only send 1 card to the whole school? If you wish, you could make a donation of food, biscuits or chews and this will be donated to the local cat and dog shelter.

Thank you

‘The Green Team’

School 360 E-Learning Platform: Competition

We will be using a new E-Learning platform provided by NCC and Schools 360.  You can still access Nortle until Easter. The tools from Nortle can also be found in Schools 360. Your child will be given a password in the near future.

To help launch the new platform we will be holding a competition. Your child needs to design a new ‘digital badge’ for their school house group (Alnwick, Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh and Warkworth) .

They may design their badge using any media ( paint, crayon, pen etc..) and we will scan them. Alternatively, your child could create their badge using a paint package (2paint a picture on purplemash/nortle or an ipad app). Send your designs to admin@stannington.northumberland.sch.uk

You can access School 360 via these links:


Nortle can be found here  https://www.northumberlandvtle.net/

Phonics Parental Workshop

Thank you to  those who attended Mrs Bolam and Mrs Davis’ Parental Phonics Workshop on Wednesday evening. You can view the presentation and access links to other resources and videos via the presentation below. Phonics Info Evening help 2014

Remembrance Day

This week the whole school fell silent for remembrance day. Miss Enzor played ‘The last post’ on her trumpet. The church bells chimed 35 times for each person, from the parish, who lost their life during the war. In each class we made poppies and learned about the war. We wear poppies to remember those who had died and give our thanks for their sacrifice. They went to war so we could live in peace.

By Ella

Miss Enzor playing ‘The Last Post’


Harvest Festival – Thursday 23rd October 2014

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

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

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.