Front Street, Esh, County Durham DH7 9QR
10 reasons to choose Esh Church of England Primary School
Esh Church of England Primary School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 68. It is one of the best state primary schools in Esh Village and one of the 8 best independent or state primaries within 5 miles.
Esh Church of England Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 4 and 11 years. It is a Church of England academy converter faith school. The school is one of the 2 members of Melrose Learning Trust. The school was also rated as Good by Ofsted in its last (2022) inspection. It is one of the 20 most oversubscribed state primary schools for first preference Reception place applications in the Durham LEA.
Average class size
Esh Church of England Primary School has four mixed-age classes and an average class size of 23 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Esh Church of England Primary School ranks in the top 21% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 13% of schools.
The Esh Church of England Primary School curriculum
School curriculum emphasises Christian social morality and also includes PSHE, French. 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, 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 Esh Church of England Primary School
School offers PE and up to 10 seasonal sports. Representative teams in some sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Esh Church of England Primary School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Out of school hours care from 7.40am to 5.45pm.
Find another school near Esh Church of England Primary School
All Saints’ Catholic Primary School (3.1 miles); Stanley Crook Primary School (4.2 miles); St Margaret’s Church of England Primary School, Durham (4.5 miles).
Durham School (5.7 miles); Durham High School for Girls (6.5 miles); Argyle House School (17.2 miles).
St Bede’s Catholic Comprehensive School and Sixth Form College, Lanchester (4.3 miles); Durham Johnston Comprehensive School (4.7 miles); St Leonard’s Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Comprehensive School (5.6 miles).