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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.

Lunch time 12.00 noon to 1.00 p.m.

Morning Break 10.15 to 10.30 a.m.

Afternoon Break (Key Stage 1 only) 2.00 to 2.10 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 £10.00 per week (£2.00 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.


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Primary School League Tables

School Times

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School Holidays

Click on the links below to download the Sunderland School Holiday arrangements for 2016-17 and 2017-18.

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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.

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Click here to see the school meal menus from

Sept. 2018 to July 2019

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Oxford Owl is a free parent support website. The site offers activities to support reading and maths. It also contains over 250 e-books.

Click here 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 5536523


Key Stage 2 Data 2017

Average Progress Score

Reading +5.45

Writing +2.29

Mathematics +4.43


Average Scaled Score

Reading 109.5

Mathematics 108.4


Percentage achieving expected standard or above

Reading 90% (National 71%)

Writing 85% (National 76%)

Mathematics 95% (National 75%)


Percentage achieving the higher level of attainment

Reading 50% (National 25%)

Writing 25% (National 18%)

Mathematics 28% (National 23%)

Reading Scheme & Phonics

The Phonics scheme used in Key Stage 1 is Letters and Sounds


The reading scheme used in Key Stage 1 is Oxford Reading Tree