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Bernard Gilpin Primary School

Hall Lane


Tyne & Wear


Tel: 0191 5536523


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Click here to read our Christmas Letter 2016 which gives details of the events and performances in school, leading up to Christmas.

Please click on the link below to read/download a copy of our most recent Ofsted report.

Welcome to Bernard Gilpin Primary School.


“Where Children Dream, Believe and Achieve”


As the Head Teacher of Bernard Gilpin Primary School I am very proud to give you a warm welcome to our  website. Our educational aim is simple: we are constantly striving to create an exciting learning paradise for all, in which children can succeed and flourish. Courtesy and good manners are at the forefront of our school philosophy.  


During the past four years our school has changed dramatically. The building has been developed so that all children have access to bright, colourful classrooms all encompassing the latest technology. We are fortunate to have a first class venue, including a wildlife garden and extensive sporting areas.


As well as the completion of our exciting improvements to the learning environment, our school curriculum has been completely redesigned in order to continually improve academic standards and pursue new learning. We strongly believe that teaching your children  is a privilege and, as such, we are motivated to ensure learning opportunities are adapted and designed around their needs and interests. The decision to purchase two mini buses, which are constantly in use, has enhanced our children’s learning and understanding to an entirely different level. Giving our children first hand, real world learning experiences is having a tremendous impact upon standards within our school.


Our learning is not just limited to the pupils: the development and training of staff is seen as immensely important and an integral part to sustainable success. All staff have received high quality training from educational experts across the country, and this is leading to improved teaching and expertise in many areas of school life.


The school is the “heart of the community”. We have worked enthusiastically to create a caring, family atmosphere where we would like everyone to feel welcome.  We believe education is a joint venture between children, parents/carers, staff, Governors and the wider community.  Our committed governing body play an active part in the school’s on-going development, and parents have been instrumental in growing our external funding programme by organising fund raising events and arranging fun activities for the children. Working, as we do, in partnership with the community, brings multiple benefits to everyone who both attends the school and is part of its future.


Our school offers something for everyone. Children are individuals, with a wide variety of gifts and talents fuelled by their interests. We feel that, our school caters for the needs of all our children, with a wide, diverse curriculum, supported by extra-curricular activities such as music, the performing arts, sport and ICT.


By developing these critical elements of school life, we aim to nurture confident, responsible, happy and well-rounded children who are celebrated.


Every day is an open day at Bernard Gilpin Primary School and visitors are always welcome.


Finally, thank you very much for your interest in the work we love.


Mr A Bainbridge



SATs results 2015

We are currently 7 percentile ranked nationally for all subjects.

Well done to everyone involved.



Writing - 90% of pupils achieved Level 4+  (43% gaining a Level 5+, 5% gaining a Level 6)


Reading - 93% of pupils achieved Level 4+ (50% gaining a Level 5+).


SPAG - 98% of pupils achieved Level 4+

(75% gaining a Level 5+, 5% gaining a Level 6)



95% of pupils achieved Level 4+

(55% gaining a Level 5+, 10% gaining a Level 6)

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Primary School League Tables


Please click here to visit our page on the Department for Education website.

Click on the following links to read about our school uniform details:


School uniform details

Uniform Letter - Year 1 to 6

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Bernard Gilpin Primary School has recently received a national award in Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friendly Awards. Our school was the winner in the “Best educational initiative” category for our work in supporting people living with dementia and their carers in our local community. We attended the awards ceremony in London where we were presented with our award by Angela Rippon.

Click here to read the report in the Northern Echo.

Click here to read the article in the Sunderland Echo

September 2015

National Dementia Award Winners

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Ofsted Inspection November 2015

Click here for photos of activities and visits from sports week 2016.

Sports Week 2016