Hartford Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE3 5LE
10 reasons to choose St Oswald's Roman Catholic Primary School, Gosforth
St Oswald’s Roman Catholic Primary School, Gosforth has a Schoolsmith Score® of 71. It is one of the best state primary schools in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and one of the 3 best independent or state primaries within 1 mile.
St Oswald’s Roman Catholic Primary School, Gosforth is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 4 and 11 years. It is a Roman Catholic academy converter faith school. The school is one of the 38 members of Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust. The school was also rated as Good by Ofsted in its last (2022) inspection. It is one of the 5 most oversubscribed state primary schools for first preference Reception place applications in the Newcastle upon Tyne LEA.
Average class size
St Oswald’s Roman Catholic Primary School, Gosforth has one class per year, and an average class size of 30 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that St Oswald’s Roman Catholic Primary School, Gosforth ranks in the top 3% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 7% of schools.
The St Oswald's Roman Catholic Primary School, Gosforth curriculum
School curriculum emphasises Catholic social morality and 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 residential trips from Year 4.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at St Oswald's Roman Catholic Primary School, Gosforth
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 Oswald's Roman Catholic Primary School, Gosforth
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.
School hours are from 8.40am to 3.00pm though after school clubs may extend the day to 4.10pm.
Find another school near St Oswald's Roman Catholic Primary School, Gosforth
St Charles’ Roman Catholic Primary School, Gosforth (0.8 miles); West Jesmond Primary School (2.3 miles); Cragside Primary School (2.5 miles).
Newcastle School for Boys (1.1 miles); Newcastle High School (1.6 miles); Westfield School (1.6 miles).
Gosforth Academy (0.4 miles); Gosforth Junior High Academy (0.7 miles); Longbenton High School (2.8 miles).