Wheatley Hill, Durham DH6 3RQ
10 reasons to choose Wheatley Hill Community Primary School
Wheatley Hill Community Primary School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 71. It is one of the best state primary schools in Durham and one of the 3 best independent or state primaries within 5 miles.
Wheatley Hill Community Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 2 and 11 years. It is a community school. The school was also rated as Good by Ofsted in its last (2014) inspection.
Average class size
Wheatley Hill Community Primary School has ten classes from Reception, some mixed-age, and an average class size of 28 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Wheatley Hill Community Primary School ranks in the top 32% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 3% of schools.
The Wheatley Hill Community Primary School curriculum
School curriculum is thematic for some foundation subjects and also includes PSHE, French. UNICEF Rights Respecting School Gold accreditation. The school also provides for pupils with SEND within both specialist and mainstream settings. 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, Forest School and outdoor learning for all year groups and residential trips from Year 2.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with specialist teaching for languages and music.
Sport at Wheatley Hill Community Primary School
School offers PE and up to 10 seasonal sports. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Wheatley Hill Community Primary School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir. There may be some occasional extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Out of school hours care from 7.30am to 5.00pm.
Find another school near Wheatley Hill Community Primary School
Durham School (7.7 miles); Durham High School for Girls (8.4 miles); Red House School (14.5 miles).
The Academy at Shotton Hall (6 miles); St Leonard’s Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Comprehensive School (8.3 miles); Durham Johnston Comprehensive School (9 miles).