Dear Parents and Carers
Welcome to our school website. We hope you find everything you need here, but in case you do not, please feel welcome to contact school for more information and the ‘personal touch’.
South Gosforth First School is set in the heart of a wonderful community of parents, extended families and of course a group of people not directly connected with the school as parents, but as interested parties. It is a school with a good reputation based on years of hard work. Families and school staff have invested significant energy and time to establish and develop strong, trusting relationships and positive communication that supports teaching and learning and this is evident in all we do each and every day.
South Gosforth First School has traditionally been a smaller than average school, with a one and a half form intake each year (45 children in each year group), resulting in mixed age classes throughout the school. Since agreeing to expand in 2015 we are now gradually increasing our numbers by 15 children each September when we admit our new Reception intake. Currently our school is full with 281 pupils. By the time the increased numbers move through the school in 2019 we will be able to support 300 children. The expansion has involved a great deal of hard work to significantly improve the learning environment and we are proud to be able to offer our community a school that is light, bright, welcoming and fit for purpose; creating a motivational environment where we can all learn together. We would like our children to feel that each day will bring a new opportunity to learn in an interesting way, and that they can learn from adults and their peers as well as share their own knowledge and skills with others.
We acknowledge the strong skill set that parents, families and the community bring to the education of our children and are keen to harness those skills to the benefit of all within school. This is always a challenge when faced with a very busy parent body such as ours, but it is a valuable asset that we are anxious not to ignore.
For those parents that are already a part of our school community, we thank you for your children, your commitment to our work and support in all we do. For those parents thinking of joining us, please feel free to visit and talk with us about our work. We look forward to meeting you all.
Joanne Elliott and the South Gosforth school team.
If you would like to contact the school all enquiries should be directed to Mrs Dixon in the School Office or Mrs Elliott, Head Teacher using the information below.