A note from our Headteachers

    Grace Darling C of E Primary is a happy, friendly school, set in the heart of Newbiggin-by-the-Sea. The inclusive ethos that Grace Darling values is represented through our core belief that everyone can ‘Let their light shine’. We embrace and celebrate the diversity of individuals, and nurture them as life-long learners for the 21st century. Grace Darling Primary values the first years in a school and recognises them as some of the most important. We aim to ensure that our children have a ‘can-do’ attitude towards learning through an environment that enables each child to feel happy and safe, valued and secure as they grow, learn and develop. We provide an engaging curriculum, which encourages a passion and curiosity for learning that will help children to develop high aspirations and provide a lifetime of memories. Our children are at the heart of every decision we make to ensure that they are happy, confident and that the opportunities that are provided for them are relevant to their needs, both now and in the future. We hope you find the information on our website useful. If you have any questions however, please don’t hesitate to get in touch! Mrs N McGrath & Mrs S Cole Headteachers

"When you face the greatest challenge, you are closest to your victory. Don’t you see how far you have come? Keep moving forward and create history."

Pupils at Grace Darling

"“I’m so small,” said the mole. “Yes,” said the boy, “but you make a huge difference.”"

Charlie Mackesy

Let’s get social

Year 5 have arrived at the beautiful ⁦@durhamcathedral⁩ for a visit to remember! It’s going to be an amazing day! ⁦@TBCofEprimary⁩ ⁦@JBP_Bishops⁩ ⁦@JamesKnott_NCEA⁩ ⁦@NCEA_GD_Primary⁩ ⁦@primarydirector⁩

HUGE congratulations to these future Premiership stars! Our Year 4 boys football team competed against 20 other schools across the region tonight and came out CHAMPIONS!! We are so proud of you all! @NUFC @NufcNewsPage #futurestars #littlelegends

During Art lessons, Y4 have been exploring the work of Monet. Using Monet's famous bridge painting as a stimulus, children were able to to look at colour, line and shape and give their own opinions on the artists work.

The final game of the year! Children have had a fabulous time working with the @NU_Foundation this year, developing both life skills & improving their fitness! Respect, resilience & team work alongside some very impressive football skills. A huge thank you to Chris!!

We are delighted to be linking up with this pilgrimage @NCEA_GD_Primary @NCEA_WL_Primary on the 19th Sept @primarydirector @AlanJHardie #Cuthbert #LindisfarneGospels #Pilgrimage https://t.co/CYqvg3N6Kr

Lindisfarne Gospels Pilgrimage - September 12-24
To celebrate the return of the #LindisfarneGospels to their homeland, #pilgrims will undertake a 140 mile journey, carrying a replica of St Cuthbert’s Coffin from the #RiverTees to #Lindisfarne:
Take part 👉https://bit.ly/3RudAdO

Over recent weeks, pupils across the school have had rugby coaching sessions with @FalconsRugby. Children have developed team work skills, passing skills and also taken part in tag rugby games.

Our Commonwealth Games Ambassadors visited Newbiggin Bowling Club. Our plan is to run lunchtime clubs in September, inspiring others to enjoy the game & to continue building links with community clubs. Thanks to Mr Norris & the club for welcoming our children.