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 pupils 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

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

Did you know you can buy uniform with our new logo? We are really excited that it has started to appear in school. Uniform is available from @MichaelSehgal with free delivery until the end of May.

In their Art lessons, Year 4 have been studying a famous local sculptor named Zoe Robinson. They have been inspired to create their own horse head sculptures from clay. @biscuit_factory @DukesArtDesign

Check out our latest video, made in collaboration with our friends @NCEA_GD_Primary.

We'll be using it in schools workshops to give kids a sense* of the archives.

*The children actually talk about the smell in the strongrooms! #smellovision #archives
...https://t.co/VdZP9kZQ67

Pizza Friday! What toppings would you choose? Some children in Y6 have made pizza today. Working with Mrs Forster the children designed, made and ate their own pizzas. Who will be chosen next week? What will they be cooking? 👩‍🍳👨‍🍳

Thank you for inviting @NewbigginTC to your fabulous informative assembly @NCEA_GD_Primary!!!! 🌻🥀🌎We would love to see some pictures of the wildflowers that are grown at home from the seedbombs.

@EcoSchools @N_landCouncil #EarthDay2022 #environment #ClimateCrisis ...https://t.co/RMKCzpg69p

It was lovely to be joined by Lisa & Cllr Tom @NewbigginTC in assembly. Eco-Club talked about plastic waste & marine wildlife, Mr Stewart talked about how everyone can help take care of the Earth & each child received a seedbomb to plant at home from the @NewbigginTC. @EcoSchools

It was lovely to be joined by Lisa & Cllr Tom @NewbigginTC in assembly. Eco-Club talked about plastic waste & marine wildlife, Mr Stewart talked about how everyone can help take care of the Earth & each child received a seedbomb to plant at home from the @NewbigginTC. @EcoSchools