Hallgarth Lane, Pittington, Durham DH6 1AF
10 reasons to choose Pittington Primary School
Pittington Primary School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 67. It is one of the best state primary schools in Durham and one of the 8 best independent or state primaries within 5 miles.
Pittington 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 was also rated as Good by Ofsted in its last (2022) inspection. Reception places are sometimes oversubscribed, on first preference.
Average class size
Pittington Primary School has one class per year, and an average class size of 28 pupils.
Exam results and leavers' destinations
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Pittington Primary School ranks in the top 23% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, the school achieves above average scores for pupil progress. Most pupils go on to Belmont School Community Arts College or Framwellgate Moor Comprehensive School at the end of Year 6.
The Pittington 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 in Year 6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at Pittington Primary School
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 Pittington 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 7.35am to 6.00pm provided by an external contractor.
Find another school near Pittington Primary School
Bernard Gilpin Primary School (3.6 miles); St Michael’s Catholic Primary School, Houghton le Spring (3.9 miles); Wheatley Hill Community Primary School (4.3 miles).
Durham School (4.8 miles); Durham High School for Girls (5.8 miles); Argyle House School (10 miles).
St Leonard’s Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Comprehensive School (5 miles); Durham Johnston Comprehensive School (5.4 miles); Framwellgate School Durham (5.9 miles).