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Bernard Gilpin Primary School

Hall Lane


Tyne & Wear


Tel: 0191 917 2999


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News & Events

September 2016


This half term we are really excited to be raising money for Lepra. This is an international charity that saves lives by fighting the disease, leprosy, along with poverty and prejudice. The money raised will support Lepra to give health care and information to save lives.

On Tuesday 4th October

our children will take

part in a sponsered

'workout' to raise

money for Lepra.

If you would like to find out more about this charity, click on the logo.

October 2016


Children in year 6 have been busy making lanterns to parade at the opening ceremony of the annual Houghton Feast. To read the press articles from the Sunderland Echo and SUN FM please click on the logos below.

Click on the pictures to see our fantastic new mini-buses.

We have just taken delivery of two brand new 17 seater mini-buses which will be used to transport our children in safety and comfort on educational and residential visits and to sporting events.

December 2016

New Mini-buses arrive

October 2016


The Halloween disco was a huge success – the costumes were fantastic, and the children were unrecognisable. Thank you to the friends of Bernard Gilpin and School Council helpers and DJ's who made the event such a success.

December 2016


A huge thank you to Voices Together, a local choir, who have donated a defibrillator to the school.

Read the story in the Sunderland Echo here.

November 2016


On 30th November 2016 Mrs Bainbridge, School Business Manager,  was the keynote speaker at the Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friendly Awards in London. She had also been invited to be a guest judge of the awards in recognition for Bernard Gilpin Primary winning the Best Educational Initiative category in the 2015 awards and being Highly Commended in the awards in 2014. Mrs Bainbridge was introduced by Angela Rippon OBE and spoke to audience of over 300 people about the importance of Bernard Gilpin Primary winning the award and the positive impact this has had on the whole school community. She also spoke about the incredible interest this has generated in the dementia project at school  with many other schools and groups wanting to learn about it.

Derwent Hill residential,

November 2016

Kielder, December 2016

February 2017

Safer Internet Day 2017

Some of our School Councillors presented assemblies on 7th February to mark Safer Internet Day. This year the theme centered around posting images on the Internet and the following safety tips were given:

Before sharing a photo on the Internet you should stop, think and ask yourself:

1) Who am I sharing this photo with?

2) Who else might see it?

3) What will people be able to find out about me?

February 2017


A representative from the Google Expeditions team visited school and helped our teachers take the children on an immersive virtual journey linked to their curriculum.

The children were given the opportunity to visit far off lands and even outer space using Google Cardboard virtual reality headsets.

Click on the Expeditions logo to find out more.


Skiing Residential

Xscape & Leeds Armouries

March 2017