Marcross Drive, Moorside, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear SR3 2RE
10 reasons to choose Benedict Biscop Church of England Academy
Benedict Biscop Church of England Academy has a Schoolsmith Score® of 74. It is one of the best state primary schools in Sunderland and one of the 7 best independent or state primaries within 5 miles.
Benedict Biscop Church of England Academy is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 3 and 11 years. It is a Church of England academy converter faith school. The school is one of the 3 members of Northern Lights Learning Trust. The school was also rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in its last (2012) inspection. It is one of the 5 most oversubscribed state primary schools for first preference Reception place applications in the Sunderland LEA.
Average class size
Benedict Biscop Church of England Academy is a one-and-a-half form entry school with an average class size of 29 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Benedict Biscop Church of England Academy ranks in the top 2% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 5% of schools.
The Benedict Biscop Church of England Academy curriculum
School curriculum emphasises Christian social morality and also includes PSHE, Spanish. There is topic-based and thematic teaching for some foundation subjects. British Council’s International School Award for international learning activities. UNICEF Rights Respecting School Gold accreditation. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups and visiting speakers.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at Benedict Biscop Church of England Academy
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Benedict Biscop Church of England Academy
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs. Artsmark Gold accreditation.
Out of school hours care from 7.45am to 6.00pm.
Find another school near Benedict Biscop Church of England Academy
St Paul’s Church of England Primary School, Sunderland (3.7 miles); St Michael’s Catholic Primary School, Houghton le Spring (4.1 miles); St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School, Sunderland (4.4 miles).
Argyle House School (4 miles); Durham School (10.2 miles); Durham High School for Girls (11.1 miles).
Christ’s College (3.3 miles); St Anthony’s Girls’ Catholic Academy (4.1 miles); Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy (8 miles).