Cragside, High Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE7 7EL
10 reasons to choose Cragside Primary School
Cragside Primary School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 70. It is one of the best state primary schools in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and one of the 4 best independent or state primaries within 2 miles.
Cragside Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 4 and 11 years. It is a foundation school. The school was also rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in its last (2014) inspection. Reception places are usually oversubscribed every year, on first preference.
Average class size
Cragside Primary School has two classes per year, and an average class size of 29 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Cragside Primary School ranks in the top 30% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 34% of schools.
The Cragside Primary School curriculum
School curriculum also includes PSHE, French. There is topic-based and thematic teaching for some foundation subjects. British Council’s International School Award for international learning activities. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs. In recent years the school has enjoyed national tournament success in maths.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and a residential trip in Year 6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at Cragside Primary School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Cragside Primary School
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.
Out of school hours care from 7.45am to 6.00pm.
Find another school near Cragside Primary School
West Jesmond Primary School (1.7 miles); St Charles’ Roman Catholic Primary School, Gosforth (2.1 miles); Moorside Primary School (2.5 miles).
Newcastle High School (1.5 miles); Newcastle School for Boys (1.7 miles); Royal Grammar School, Newcastle (2 miles).
Longbenton High School (1.9 miles); Gosforth Junior High Academy (2.1 miles); Gosforth Academy (2.4 miles).