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Bernard Gilpin Primary School

Hall Lane


Tyne & Wear


Tel: 0191 917 2999


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Information for parents and carers

School starts at 8.55 a.m.

School finishes at 3.15 p.m.



Please try to take holidays during the school holiday periods. If this is not possible, please arrange a meeting with Mr Iveson via the school office.

No holidays taken without prior permission from the Governing Body will be authorised.

School Meals

School meals are £11.00 per week (£2.20 per day) and must be paid for on a Monday morning. Please put the money in a sealed envelope with your child's name clearly marked.

Free school meal claim forms are available from the office.

Primary School League Tables

School Times

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School Holidays

Click on the link below to download the Sunderland School Holiday arrangements for 2019-20.

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

Admissions arrangements


Click on the logo for primary school admission arrangements.

New meal menu

Click here to see the school meal menus from

Sept. 2019 to July 2020

Click below to view/download details relating to the ordering of school uniform.

Follow this link to Border Embroideries to view our school page on their website.


Any queries or requests for information (including requests for paper copies of information held on this website) should be made to Mrs J Burnett in the school office.

Telephone: 0191 917 2999



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To see how Bernard Gilpin Primary School applies data protection principles to processing data and subject access requests please click on this link: Privacy Notice for parents/carers.


We expect each child to attend school every day unless they are ill. Please inform us of any absence from school on the morning of the first day of absence – please telephone the office (0191 917 2999) by 9:00 a.m. to leave a message with the staff or on our answer phone. We need to know why your child will not be at school so please remember to tell us what the reason is. Please contact the school every day until your child returns to school.  It is of vital importance that you contact us as part of our safeguarding culture of vigilance – this is to ensure that your child’s whereabouts are known and they are safe.

If we fail to hear from parents/carers we will contact you on the first day of absence. If we have been unable to gather adequate reason or contact parents/carers school, staff may make a home visit or in some cases request for a safe and well check to be carried out by Northumbria Police.

Absence due to illness


School re-opening information (from 1st June 2020)

For information about school moving towards re-opening, please click the link below.

School re-opening update June 2020

On-line safety and learning whilst children are off school

Please ensure that you are following school on-line safety guidance when using all technology. Please see on-line safety bulletin below for tips and learning opportunities (April 2020)

Free School Meals


From Monday 20th April 2020 the Government are providing supermarket vouchers for means-tested Free School Meal Children.


Those eligible will receive email communication from the Department of Education (DfE) with further details.


If you think your child may entitled to Free School meals as a result of your income or benefits received, please contact Sunderland City Council to make an application.

Online safety bulletin April 2020

BBC On-line education


There are lessons, videos, quizzes, podcasts and articles appearing daily on BBC Bitesize daily via the BBC iPlayer, red button, BBC4 and BBC Sounds.


Go to to find out more





School Summer Closure Letter July 2020