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

Y5 have completed Level 1 and 2 Bikeability with Richie this week. They have been out and about in the local community learning how to be aware of traffic and how to ride their bikes safely. Well Done Everyone @cyclepartners2 @BikeabilityUK

Reception have been learning about the Creation Story in RE. They retold the story, asked questions, learnt a song and then they became creators themselves.
@NCEAChaplain

Sports Day started for KS2 today, it was lovely to have parents back supporting our events in school. We witnessed brilliant effort, behaviour & resilience from all the children! The cheers from the parents made us run even faster! We are looking forward to this afternoons events

It’s here at last! It’s time to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. We can’t wait to see you all in your red, white and blues and your wonderful outfits! It’s going to be an amazing day #PlatinumJubilee #celebration #picnic

Its great to see the children playing together and making the most of our outdoor space at breaks and lunchtimes. #readingforpleasure #getactive #gardening #hopscotch

Oh no!! The egg has hatched but what was inside? Reception were shocked this morning when they came in, the egg had hatched but the contents was no where to be seen! Mrs White left the windows open last night so they wondered if it had escaped? They searched high and low!

Martin ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson, tours the world with his dog Starsky, on an ecological mission. He joined us today to discuss little individual acts that can collectively make a big difference. He met with the Eco-Committee and was thrilled to hear about what we were doing.@EcoSchools

It is always lovely to hear that our children have 'let their light shine' & helped our community. They cleared weeds, turned over soil & added wild flower seeds & compost. They even managed to successfully replant a cordyline which had previously been pulled out. ...@NewbigginTC

Y5 had a fun filled afternoon with @HIRSTWELFARE Partnership taking part in a football festival. Children developed their skills & played a range of team games. There was great sportsmanship throughout the afternoon from the children at both @NCEA_GD_Primary and Bishop's Primary