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Welcome from the Head Teacher

 

Our school is a fantastic place to learn, achieve and thrive.

We help every child excel and reach their potential academically. Our Values-based education philosophy gives Burnside’s pupils a moral and ethical compass for life. They grow-up to be the best person that they can possibly be.

 

Burnside welcomes 3-11 year old children, serving the community of Cramlington:

  • 60 places in each age group from Reception (start of statutory school age) to Year 6 (final primary year before transfer to High school);
  • 2 classes of up to 30 children in each age group
  • 76  place, teacher led, Nursery day-care for 3 year olds
  • childcare from 7.30am-8.45am and 3.15pm – 6pm and 7.30 – 6pm  in school holidays

 

Our school is a fantastic place to learn, achieve and thrive.  With excellent teaching and an engaging curriculum we are committed to help every child excel and reach their potential – academically and socially.

 

Joining our school

Starting school in Nursery or Reception for the first time is a milestone in a child's life. Other children join us from local schools, by moving into our area from other parts of the UK or abroad. Everyone is welcome:

 

All about us

We are proud of our spacious site with its modern facilities, superb resources and happy, purposeful atmosphere.   Outside, our large field enables children to take part in a wide range of sports and play with friends.  Excellence in PE, sports, music and art are particular strengths of the school. Pupils enjoy gardening and growing our own produce in our 'Outdoor Classroom'.

 

For working parents, a breakfast club, after-school and holiday childcare service is operated by the school on-site.

 

Our Values-based philosophy underpins the way that we work, instilling our children with core values, including honesty, co-operation, tolerance, love, respect, determination and happiness.  This combined with our wonderful facilities and safe, nurturing environment, enables our children to enjoy their learning, achieve excellent results and develop the confidence to succeed.

 

We welcome all children – no matter what their individual needs – and strive to include them with additional support in all areas of the curriculum.  We aim for every child to make progress whatever their starting point or background.

 

Children feel proud to be part of Burnside.  All children wear our school uniform, consisting of a white shirt, blouse or polo shirt; grey trousers, skirt or pinafore; red  jumper, cardigan or sweatshirt with logo (available from school); red and white summer dress; plain black shoes.  Burnside PE kit.

 

Hot meals are prepared and cooked daily on site by Creative Catering Services.  A vegetarian option is always available.  Meals can be taken on a day-by-day basis with payment being made in advance.

 

All children are encouraged to walk, scooter or cycle to school.  Cycle shelters and scooter parking  are provided on site.

 

Aims

We help our pupils to become life-long learners by developing transferable skills to equip them to succeed in the 21st century. We believe that every child can fulfil their potential and are committed to children’s wider well-being by:

  • Developing a love and enjoyment of learning, forming friendships and leaving with fond memories of Burnside.
  • inspiring each child to become an effective learner and achieve the highest educational standards that they possibly can;
  • encouraging children to develop a moral compass and contribute positively to the school and wider community;
  • recognising and nurturing each child’s individual talents;
  • promoting healthy lifestyles through a range of opportunities in and out of school;
  • ensuring attendance at school by working in partnership with our community to value education, promoting the view that effort and achievement lead to self-improvement and fulfilment;
  • engaging and helping parents to actively support their children’s learning and development;
  • safeguarding children and actively tackling all forms of bullying, discrimination and harassment;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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