A Welcome From The Head Teacher

Dear Visitor,
Thank you so much for visiting our website. I would like to extend a very warm welcome to you all.
At St Benet’s in this academic year we will endeavour to build upon our very successful Ofsted, from October 2014 and our outstanding R.E. inspection of June 2015 and work tirelessly to continue to improve our school.
We have had a very productive start to our Autumn term. The children, families, staff and I have all experienced learning that is both exciting and engaging. This consists of a variety of activities including – Derwent Hill, Hit the Surf, archaeological digs at Hylton Castle, councillor visits, stay and play sessions in early years, Harvest preparations, Nissan visits, Anti-Bullying acting, visiting authors, sports’ days – to name just a few. All this is all since September! Plus we have many more interesting events to look forward to.

Our Year 6 children are proving to be an asset to the school and are fabulous role models as prefects. We have our newly elected, Heads and Deputies – Isabella Shields is our Head Girl, Alex Wilkinson is our Head Boy, Heather Robinson is our Deputy Head Girl and Oliver Thompson is our Deputy Head Boy. They have already demonstrated themselves to be worthy of their positions.

Please take a look at our extensive news items, editions of the St Benet’s Bugle, our blogs, curriculum grids, past and present newsletters and many more interesting bits and pieces.

As Pope Francis has proclaimed a Year of Mercy; here at St Benet’s our children, staff and families have worked hard to show love in the many things we do. In this new term we will continue to do so.
At St Benet’s RC VA Primary School and Nursery, we believe that our children will learn and reach their full potential, if they are developed in our Catholic school in a happy and nurturing environment.
If there is anything else you would like on the website, do not hesitate to contact us. Remember to speak to us if you have information you need to share with us or if you have any concerns.
In addition to our hard-working team of staff, we are very lucky to have such supportive parents who want the best for their children. Our families work in partnership with us in many ways including, our PTA, volunteering and generously supporting fundraising events.
As a school we are part of a variety of partnerships including the Diocese of Hexham & Newcastle, St Bede's Deanery Partnership of Catholic Schools, Sunderland Local Authority, The North of the River Sunderland Schools, Redby Primary Academy (our same site school) and our feeder schools of St Anthony’s Girls’ Catholic Academy and St Aidan’s Catholic Academy. We work closely with a number of individual local schools for staff development and lessons for our children. We employ a number of agencies and individuals to further serve the needs of our children and families.
Our governors are an extremely caring group, who work hard for the development of our school.
We will continue to add to our site regularly and carry on improving it.
Thank you for visiting us and please continue to do so.
Yours sincerely
Ann Blakey, Headteacher