Cotherstone, Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 9QB
10 reasons to choose Cotherstone Primary School
Cotherstone Primary School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 68. It is one of the best state primary schools in Barnard Castle and one of the 3 best independent or state primaries within 5 miles.
Cotherstone Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 3 and 11 years. It is a community school. The school is federated with Bowes Hutchinson’s CofE School in the Bowes Cotherstone Federation. The school was also rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in its last (2013) inspection.
Average class size
Cotherstone Primary School has three mixed-age classes and an average class size of 14 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Cotherstone Primary School ranks in the top 38% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress scores are around the national average.
The Cotherstone Primary School curriculum
School curriculum also includes PSHE, French. There is topic-based and thematic teaching for some foundation subjects. There may be an occasional extra-curricular academic or hobby club.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and a residential trip for Years 5 and 6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at Cotherstone Primary School
School offers PE and up to 10 seasonal sports. Representative teams in some sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Cotherstone Primary School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir. There may be an occasional extra-curricular performing arts or arts & crafts club.
Out of school hours care from 8.00am (school staff) to 5.15pm (external contractor).
Find another school near Cotherstone Primary School
Barnard Castle Preparatory School (4.3 miles).
Barnard Castle School (4.3 miles); Durham High School for Girls (26.5 miles); Durham School (27.8 miles).
Teesdale School (4.7 miles); St John’s School & Sixth Form College – A Catholic Academy (17.8 miles); Hummersknott Academy (18.5 miles).