It is my pleasure to introduce you to our school website. South Gosforth First School is a large first school with currently around 300 pupils on roll. We pride ourselves in providing a safe, welcoming and vibrant school setting which is truly at the heart of our local community. We are a valued member of ‘The Gosforth Schools Trust’ and we work closely with all of our neighbouring first and middle schools in order to learn from each other and keep developing together through shared support and collaboration.
At South Gosforth First School we believe that all children are special and have their own unique talents which are just waiting to be unlocked. We seek to provide an aspirational, creative and truly irresistible curriculum which enables all pupils to flourish, running alongside a broad range of enriching and memorable experiences that stimulate our children’s interest about the world around them. We are in a fantastic geographical location with excellent transport links, which enables us to access the rich cultural and historical heritage that exists in Newcastle and further afield.
We are lucky enough to be part of a wider school community who have a strong set of skills; whilst we acknowledge the challenges that busy family life can bring, we are keen to utilise the talents and abilities of our parent body as much as possible in order to benefit everyone in school. We embrace our diverse school population and see this as a valuable asset in helping us all to respect and appreciate each other and our differences.
Our enthusiastic staff team is comprised of experienced and reflective practitioners who are fully equipped to support our pupils’ academic, physical and creative development. We encourage all children to play an active part in their learning and aim for excellence in achievement in reading, writing and maths and across the wider curriculum. Currently our curriculum is under review but one of our key aims is that children should leave in Year 4 knowing what they are good at and what they enjoy, so we give pupils many different high-quality opportunities whilst they are here including singing, dancing, playing sports, investigating and exploring in science, researching in history and geography and creating in art – at South Gosforth First School learning really is an adventure! Running parallel to this, we fully recognise the importance of meeting the social and emotional needs of our pupils and we pride ourselves in providing a range of nurturing opportunities to ensure that our children are happy young people who have a strong set of core values and show kindness and empathy to others.
For those families that are already a part of our school community, we thank you for your wonderful children, your commitment to our work and your support in all that we do. For the families who are thinking of joining us, please feel free to call our school office and arrange a visit – everyone is welcome. We look forward to meeting you!