St Benet's Way, Ouston, Chester le Street, County Durham DH2 1QX
10 reasons to choose St Benet's Roman Catholic Primary School, Ouston
St Benet’s Roman Catholic Primary School, Ouston has a Schoolsmith Score® of 68. It is one of the best state primary schools in Chester le Street and one of the 3 best independent or state primaries within 3 miles.
St Benet’s Roman Catholic Primary School, Ouston is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 3 and 11 years. It is a Roman Catholic academy converter faith school. The school is one of the 47 members of Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust. The school was also rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in its last (2011) 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
St Benet’s Roman Catholic Primary School, Ouston has one class per year, and an average class size of 31 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that St Benet’s Roman Catholic Primary School, Ouston ranks in the top 31% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, the school achieves above average scores for pupil progress.
The St Benet's Roman Catholic Primary School, Ouston curriculum
School curriculum emphasises Catholic social morality and also includes PSHE, philosophy, French. Accredited ‘Thinking School’. 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, visiting speakers and a residential trip for Yeats 5 and 6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at St Benet's Roman Catholic Primary School, Ouston
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 St Benet's Roman Catholic Primary School, Ouston
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 7.30am to 4.30pm.
Find another school near St Benet's Roman Catholic Primary School, Ouston
Royal Grammar School, Newcastle (8.4 miles); Dame Allan’s Senior School (8.6 miles); Durham School (9 miles).
Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy (1.9 miles); The Hermitage Academy (3.5 miles); Grace College (3.8 miles).